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.
Altamont hosts math and world languages placement assessments in the spring. All new students need to take these assessments.
Click here 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.
Each student is to complete the summer math packet for the math course he or she will be entering in the fall. The Course I math packet is optional.
Course 1, 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. Visit our Fall Project Week page for more information.
Order textbooks through theAltamont bookstoreafter you review the course information from your child's schedule in Blackbaud. Click "textbooks" when you get to the bookstore website. You will need to create an account to order.
In the dropbox menu on the bookstore website, additional supplies are available for purchase (calculators, backpacks, digital cameras, etc.), but these supplies are optional. If additional supplies or course materials are required for your student's classes, that information will show up when you place your textbook order.