Textbooks

Overview

Textbooks at Strake Jesuit are chosen by academic departments in order to compliment the curriculum. Hardback books as well as a variety of digital books are used in your son’s classes.

 

Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, Strake Jesuit will provide textbooks directly to families at no additional costs beyond the cost of tuition. Students will be asked to purchase additional curricular resources, such as paperback novels and laboratory goggles, on various occasions during the school year.

 

Hardback books will be mailed directly to a student’s home by a third-party provider on August 1. Digital books will be available through the eTechCampus Virtual Bookstore app on your son’s iPad prior to the first day of class. Your son will be provided instructions regarding how to access and install these digital books once he receives his iPad in August. Additionally his teachers will provide access instructions on the first day of class. At the end of the school year, your son will return the hardback books to the school prior to leaving campus for the summer.

 

If your son has any issues with textbooks, he can contact Sharon Sheara, the school’s librarian and textbook coordinator at ssheara@strakejesuit.org.

 

If you would like to purchase an additional textbook or hardback version of a digital textbook, you can find our complete textbook list here.

 


Frequently Asked Questions

 

Do I need to order textbooks for my classes?
No, textbooks are included with tuition this year and will be sent to you based on your class schedule.


When will I receive textbooks for my classes? 
Physical textbooks will be mailed to your home address during the first week of August. Digital textbooks will appear on your Strake Jesuit Digital Bookshelf 2-3 business days before the start of school. 

What if I want to purchase a physical copy of an electronic textbook?
If you would like to purchase an additional textbook or a hardback version of a digital textbook, you can find our complete textbook list here.


What do I do with my textbooks if I change classes?
You should return your physical textbooks as soon as possible by logging into your account on the Digital Bookshelf and printing off a free shipping label. Electronic textbooks will be taken off of your Digital Bookshelf automatically. You will then receive any new textbooks you may require.

How will I know if I have received all of the textbooks I need for my classes?
You can log into your Digital Bookshelf to see the textbooks that will be sent to you for each class on your schedule.

How do I access my Digital Bookshelf?
To see your list of textbooks, access your digital materials, or print return labels for your hardback books, open the app on your iPad titled SJ Bookshelf and log in using your student email as your username and your student ID as your password. From a computer, go to https://strakejesuit.etechcampus.com/.

What do I do with my textbooks at the end of the year? 
Hardback textbooks (excluding workbooks and consumables) are rentals only and must be returned to school before leaving for the summer. Fees will be charged for any hardback books that are not returned at the end of the school year or that have been damaged or written in. Electronic textbooks will expire automatically.

What do I do if I don’t receive one or all of my hardback books?
If you do not receive one of your textbooks by the start of the school year, please send a note to our textbook coordinator, Mrs. Sheara at ssheara@strakejesuit.org or stop by the library to see her.

What happens if I can’t access one of my digital books?
All Pearson textbooks will require a Course ID available only from your teacher on the first day of class. If you are unsure about how to access your Digital Bookshelf, a representative from eTechCampus will be in the Moody Library on August 14 (Matriculation Day) to assist you.

What do I do if one of my hardback books is damaged or lost? 
If you receive a damaged title from eTechCampus, please call their Customer Service department at 844-523-9055 to receive a new copy. If you damage or lose your book, you may need to purchase a replacement. Please see Mrs. Sheara in the library for more information.

Are summer reading books included as part of textbooks?
No, summer reading materials are NOT included in the textbook shipment and must be purchased separately by students.

Will I be responsible for purchasing other course materials?
Yes, you may be asked to purchase additional curricular resources, such as paperback novels and laboratory goggles, on various occasions during the school year.

What do I do if I am taking a class at St. Agnes or through the Arrupe Virtual Learning Institute (formerly JVLA)?
There are currently no textbooks to purchase for Strake Jesuit students taking classes at St. Agnes Academy. Textbooks required for the Arrupe Virtual Learning Institute are NOT included in the textbook shipment and will need to be purchased separately by students.


Selling Textbooks

Please click the button below to access our online textbook buyback and sell your 2018-2019 hardback textbooks.