JHS Books

Most JHS textbooks are in a digital format and will be distributed to student iPads the first week of school. Students should not purchase digital texts before school begins unless they wish to have an extra copy.  

Digital textbooks vary depending on the subject, course, and teacher. Students may be required to use any or all of the following to access digital textbooks:

  • iBooks
  • TextbookHub (iPad app or website)
  • E-book, PDF file, or web-book link provided in a Canvas course
  • Publisher-required reader or site (e.g. Pearson MyLab, Vista Higher Learning SuperSite, WebAssign)

Starting in the 2020-21 school year, students will be charged a flat fee to cover all school-purchased texts and course fees. Please refer to registration information provided by JHS for details.

In addition to the digital texts, some language and science courses require hard copy workbooks, and all freshmen will be provided with a high-quality paper edition of the Bible. These texts will be distributed during the first week of school.

English paperbacks and a small number of texts for certain upper-level math courses must be in paper form and need to be purchased by families directly. Click the button below to see a list of those texts. Students should purchase these books from the bookseller of their choice.


Please contact Alyssa Tormala if you have any questions at 503-291-5474 or atormala@jesuitportland.org.