New Student Information
- 1-to-1 Laptop Program
- Mathematics & World Language Placement Assessments
- Summer Required Reading
- Summer Math Packets
- Project Week Information
- Order Textbooks
- Magnus Health
- Where to Go For Help
The first step toward a successful year is to make sure all newly enrolled students are placed in the appropriate level mathematics and world language classes. In order to do so, we ask all students to take assessments. These assessments do not affect students’ standing with the school. Rather, they ensure students begin the year in the classes most suitable to their current mathematics and world language skill levels. There is no world language placement assessment for students entering the 5th grade.
Assessment dates are April 27 and May 2.
In May, follow the link below to find the reading list for the grade you will be entering. Each list indicates what book is required reading and how many additional books from the list are to be read before school begins.
Over the summer, each student is to complete the summer math packet for the math course he or she will be entering in the fall.
Course 2, Course 3, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, and Geometry will be using IXL summer math packets. Students will be emailed login credentials and information about assignments in July. For all other summer math packets, please click on the appropriate course title below.
For a week in October, Altamont's doors swing open and the world becomes our classroom. Students in grades 5-11 are automatically enrolled in class trips. Seniors select the trip they would like to take from a list of choices. Explore Fall Project Week
Step 1: Log into Blackbaud. Click on your child’s name and you will see a tab reading “Course Requests.” Here you can see the core courses your child will have this year (see below for exceptions). While schedules are still in flux, core courses are set for almost all students. If you have any issues logging into Blackbaud, contact Eddy Dunn at email@example.com.
Step 2: Once you have reviewed your schedule, you can order textbooks. To find the names of the books you need, go to the Altamont Bookstore and search by course. Click "find courses" to view the books. In addition to books, you will find Altamont clothing, accessories, collectibles, and various school supplies available for purchase and direct shipping to your home. Purchasing books or supplies from our school store is not mandatory, and you are welcome to use it only as a listing of your student’s needs for class. If you choose to purchase books from another vendor, please make sure you use the exact name, publisher, edition, and ISBN of the book listed on the Altamont Bookstore when searching other buying options. Ordering anything from the bookstore (clothes, books, supplies) will require you to create an account on the bookstore site so that you can receive updates about your order. As you browse our store, please note that any technology or electronic device sold on the site is not affiliated with or supported by our Microsoft 1-1 Laptop Program. Please contact Eddy Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org for official 1-1 Laptop Program materials and information.
If additional supplies or course materials are required for your student's classes, that information will show up when you place your textbook order. Some classes do not require the purchase of any books or materials*, and that will be indicated under the listing for the course. Certain courses have associated fees that are not payable through the Altamont Bookstore; we will be in touch at the beginning of school with that information.
*Special Note on In-Class English Paperbacks: To facilitate consistency in versions of paperbacks and to encourage students to actively read / annotate their own unmarked versions of the books that they read, the school has purchased all required in-class paperbacks for each student. A small amount will be added to each students’ tuition account to cover the costs, and because we purchased in bulk in partnership with Thank You Books, the cost is considerably less than if purchased individually. When classes begin reading each book, teachers will distribute books to students in class.
*Special Note on Schedules: Some juniors or seniors continue to have uncertainties, especially in science or seminar options. Until these are set, please contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
If you order from the Altamont Bookstore, items should arrive between 4-7 business days after they are shipped. You will receive a confirmation email of the order from firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about the bookstore, please contact Caitlin Rogers, Librarian, at email@example.com.
Accommodations: Lauren Garrett, student assistance counselor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Account/Payments: Bettie Fletcher, assistant director of finance, email@example.com
Athletics: Steve Mitchell, athletic director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Request Form/Class Schedule: Josh Barnard, director of scheduling/math department chair, email@example.com
Technology: Eddy Dunn, director of technology, firstname.lastname@example.org