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Textbooks

MCPS regularly reviews and adopts material for use in classroom instruction. The Virginia Board of Education published a list of textbooks for each grade level and subjects that are correlated with the Virginia Standards of Learning. The Montgomery County School Board adopts textbooks for use in the school division. At time, the School Board may adopt books that are not on the state-adopted list, provided the selection is in accordance with specified guidelines.

For 2016-17, MCPS will review and adopt textbooks in the following areas:

  • 9-12 Science Elective
  • Health 6-10
  • Automotive Mechanics

Recommended books can be examined via the links below. The links will take you to a preview copy of the online textbook. The public may comment on any books through the online public comment form. The public comment form is open until April 18, 2017.

For those who do not have home internet access or have trouble using the links, the electronic previews will be available at the district School Board Office, 750 Imperial Street in Christiansburg, on Tuesday, April 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Elective Science Courses

Hole's Human Anatomy & Physiology - Anatomy/Physiology
Campbell Biology - AP Biology
Living In The Environment - AP Environmental
Principles and Reactions (8th Edition) - AP Chemistry
Physics for Scientists and Engineers - AP Physics
Explorations An Introduction to Astronomy (8th edition) - Astronomy
Biotech Laboratory Textbook - Biotechnology
Integrated Principles of Zoology - Botany/Zoology
Meteorology - Understanding the Atmosphere - Meteorology
Introduction to the World's Oceans - Oceanography
Ecology (Build your own textbook - CK-12) -Ecology

Health Courses


Glencoe Health - Health High School 
Responsible Driving - Driver's Ed
Healthy Lifestyle Choices (HLC) - Health Middle School

CTE Courses

Modern Automotive Technology - 9th Edition - Automotive