New Student Information

Welcome to the New Student Information Page! This page provides everything new students need to be ready for school in the fall.


Mathematics & World Language Placement Assessments

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.

Students entering 5th grade do not take math placement tests. Because we accept students from many different schools, Course 1 exposes students to a variety of different math curriculums. We use Course 1 as an opportunity for students to learn, review, and hone the key math skills they will need for Course 2 and Pre-Algebra. This includes an emphasis on the problem solving skills needed for solving word problems. If you have any questions about placement, please email Pattie Bank at

CLICK HERE to register for the placement test.

Summer Required Reading

Click 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. Reading Lists

Summer Math Packets

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. All math packets can be found on the right side of this page.

Project Week Information

For a week in October, Altamont's doors swing open and the world becomes our classroom. Visit our Fall Project Week page for complete information!

PE Clothes

Information for purchasing PE shirts will be sent to families later this summer.

Order Textbooks

Order textbooks using your child's course list. You will receive a course list and further instructions on ordering textbooks this summer.

Important Dates to Know

2018-19 School Year

April 26 and May 3
Math and world language placement test dates

May 10
New family cookout, 4:30-6:30 p.m.


  • Receive textbook list (This is not a complete schedule of classes and only includes those classes which require books.)
  • Online bookstore opens
  • Receive login notification letter and instructions for accessing online grades and schedules

Last week of July: Receive online preregistration instructions
August 10: New Parent/New Student Orientation
August 17: First day of classes

1-to-1 Laptop Program

Altamont is a 1-to-1 laptop school. Visit our 1-to-1 laptop page for complete information on the program.

Buying Books
MBS Online Bookstore

Summer Reading
Reading Lists

Summer Math Packets
Course 1, Course 2, 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.
Algebra 2
Calculus AB
Calculus BC

Curriculum Guide
Curriculum Guide

Course Request Forms
Click here for Course Request Forms

Graduation Requirements
Graduation Requirements