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  • Welcome to UCPS EmpowerED Family.

    This area is designed to empower your family to partner with your child in their learning. You will find links to UCPS provided resources as well as guides instructing you how to access these materials.

    The list provided below includes digital resources and texts that are available to students.

    Use the filters provided to search by grade level, specific grade, content area or key terms. 
    Note: Some resources require student accounts and login to access the materials. These resources are marked with a lock lock

    Title Description Specific Grade Content Area Resource Type View
    myON myON is a personalized literacy environment for K-5 students in UCPS. *Login is required and students are provided login information from their classroom teacher. Elementary School K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Reading, Science, Social Studies Digital Interactive
    DreamBox Learning Math DreamBox Learning Math is an adaptive, online K-8 math program designed to complement classroom instruction and deliver results. *Login is required for students. Parents can create an account to monitor their child's progress. Account creation directions are provided by the child's teacher. Elementary School K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Math Digital Interactive
    Tumble Books Tumble Book Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books, videos, puzzles, games and teacher resources which foster the love of reading in young children. *Login is required at home. For login information please contact your school's Library Media Coordinator Elementary School K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Reading Digital Database
    TeachingBooks.net TeachingBooks.net is an online, multimedia collection of resources about K-12 books, authors and illustrators that help encourage students to read and enjoy reading. *Login is required at home. For login information please contact your school's Library Media Coordinator Elementary School K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Reading Digital Database
    NC WiseOwl NC WiseOwl provides free online resources for the public and charter schools in North Carolina. It is funded by the NC Department of Public Instruction. Some resources included are: Britannica Online and Amazing Animals. *Login is required at home. For login information please contact your school's Library Media Coordinator Elementary School, Middle School, High School K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th All Subjects, English, Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies Digital Database
    BrainPOP ESL BrainPOP ESL is a comprehensive English language learning program that uses highly engaging animated movies to model conversational English while seamlessly introducing grammar concepts and vocabulary words. The movies are leveled, with each new movie and associated features building upon earlier ones, thereby reinforcing vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, reading comprehension, and writing skills. *Login information is required and ESL students are provided login information from their classroom teacher. Elementary School, Middle School K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th All Subjects, English, Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies Digital Database
    Classroom Library Elementary classrooms all have a classroom library stocked with numerous leveled reading books. This library is part of a literacy-rich environment provided for students. Elementary School K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Reading Print
    School Leveled Library Elementary schools all have a bookroom, which is a centralized collection of books that support modeled, shared, guided, and independent reading—both at home and within the literacy block at all grade levels. Elementary School K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th All Subjects, English, Reading, Science, Social Studies Print
    Destiny Destiny is the school media center online catalog. This enables users to access all print and digital library resources, including research databases and E-books. *Students are required to login to access Destiny. If they are unsure of their password or how to access they should contact their school's Library Media Coordinator Elementary School, Middle School, High School   All Subjects, Reading, Science, Social Studies, English Digital Database, Print
    Discovery Education Discovery Education is an online resource of videos, interactives, simulations and much more. *In order to access Discovery Education, users must be signed into their UCPS Google Account. If you are a parent trying to access this resource, please look at this with your student, so you can access the materials. Elementary School, Middle School, High School   All Subjects, English, Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies Digital Database, Digital Interactive
    Culture Grams Culture Grams provides comprehensive, easy to use educational resources to power learning and student achievements. *Login required for home use. For information on how to access, contact your school's Library Media Coordinator. Elementary School, Middle School, High School   Social Studies, English, Reading Digital Database
    Middle School *Grades 6-8 - Carnegie Math Students utilize the Carnegie Learning textbook for the middle school math courses. Students enrolled in middle school math are provided with a classroom set of print textbooks and books are used at the discretion of the teacher. *For online access students are required to login using their Carnegie Learning account. If they are unsure of their password or how to access they should contact their teacher. Middle School 6th, 7th, 8th Math Digital Textbook, Print
    6th Grade - Science Earth Science FlexBook. This online text covers the 6th Grade Earth Science Unit. Middle School 6th Science Digital Textbook
    6th Grade - Science Physical Science FlexBook. This online text covers the 6th Grade Physical Science Unit. Middle School 6th Science Digital Textbook
    6th Grade - Science Life Science FlexBook. This online text covers the 6th Grade Life Science Unit. Middle School 6th Science Digital Textbook
    7th Grade - Science Earth Science FlexBook. This online text covers the 7th grade Earth Science Unit. Middle School 7th Science Digital Textbook
    7th Grade - Science Physical Science FlexBook. This online text covers the 7th grade Earth Science Unit. Middle School 7th Science Digital Textbook
    7th Grade - Science Life Science FlexBook. This online text covers the 7th grade Earth Science Unit. Middle School 7th Science Digital Textbook
    8th Grade - Science Chemistry flexbook. This online text covers the 8th grade Energy, Periodic Table and Chemical Reactions Units. Middle School 8th Science Digital Textbook
    8th Grade - Science Microbiology FlexBook. This online text covers the 8th grade Microbiology and BioTech/Molecular Units. Middle School 8th Science Digital Textbook
    8th Grade - Science Hydrosphere Flexbook. This online text covers the 8th grade Hydrosphere and Ecosystems Units. Middle School 8th Science Digital Textbook
    8th Grade - Science Geologic Time Flexbook. This online text covers the 8th grade Earth History and Evolution Units. Middle School 8th Science Digital Textbook
    Gizmos Gizmos is an online simulation that helps power inquiry and understanding. *Login Required. UCPS middle school science teachers have access to set up their student accounts. Contact your child's science teacher for log in information. Middle School   Science Digital Interactive
    BrainPOP BrainPOP has engaging learning games, animated videos, and activities to support the curriculum. *In order to access BrainPOP, users must be signed into their UCPS Google Account. If you are a parent trying to access this resource, please look at this with your student, so you can access the materials. Middle School, High School   All Subjects, English, Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies Digital Database, Digital Interactive
    Britannica Online Britannica Online provides digital articles and images for students to use. *Login required for home use. For information on how to access, contact your school's Library Media Coordinator. Middle School, High School   All Subjects, English, Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies Digital Database
    ABC-CLIO ABC-CLIO is a publisher of reference, contemporary thought, and professional development content, created to help students, educators, librarians, and general readers of all ages wrestle with complex challenges. *Login required for home use. For information on how to access, contact your school's Library Media Coordinator. Middle School, High School   Social Studies, English, Reading Digital Database
    EBSCO Host EBSCO is a provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, e-books and discovery service to libraries of all kinds. *Login required for home use. For information on how to access, contact your school's Library Media Coordinator. Middle School   All Subjects, English, Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies Digital Database
    PBS LearningMedia PBS LearningMedia for Students is a teacher-managed environment that allows students of any age to create their own learning experiences by engaging directly with innovative, curriculum-targeted content. From project-based learning to flipped lesson plans, PBS LearningMedia for Students invites a unique opportunity for students to take control of their own learning. UCPS incorporates certain components of PBS LearningMedia within middle school science courses. Middle School 6th, 7th, 8th Science, Reading, English, Math Digital Database
    SAS Curriculum Pathways Curriculum Pathways® provides interactive, standards-based tools, resources, and apps for grades K-12. SAS® provides learner-centered activities with measurable outcomes and targets higher-order thinking skills. Materials are linked to state and common core standards. Educators can use resources in various technology settings. Middle School, High School 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th All Subjects, English, Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies Digital Database, Digital Interactive
    World History Students enrolled in American history I are provided both a print and online version of the textbook. Teachers have classroom sets available and books are used at the discretion of the teacher. Students can access their American I text online. *In order for students to gain access their teacher will need to create classes and then add students to those classes. High School 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Social Studies Digital Textbook, Print
    Civics and Economics Students can access their Civics and Economics text online. *In order for students to gain access their teacher will need to give them an access code. High School 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Social Studies Print
    The Americans I Students enrolled in American history I are provided both a print and online version of the textbook. Teachers have classroom sets available and books are used at the discretion of the teacher. Students can access their American I text online. *In order for students to gain access their teacher will need to create classes and then add students to those classes. High School 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Social Studies Digital Textbook, Print
    The Americans II Students enrolled in American History II are provided both a print and online version of the textbook. Teachers have classroom sets available and books are used at the discretion of the teacher. Students can access their American I text online. *In order for students to gain access their teacher will need to create classes and then add students to those classes. High School 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Social Studies Digital Textbook, Print
    Primary Mathematics 6A The main feature of the Primary Mathematics textbooks series is the use of the Concrete to Pictorial to Abstract approach. AIG classrooms are provided with a classroom set of print textbooks and books are used at the discretion of the teacher. Middle School 6th, AIG Math Print
    Primary Mathematics 6B The main feature of the Primary Mathematics textbooks series is the use of the Concrete to Pictorial to Abstract approach. AIG classrooms are provided with a classroom set of print textbooks and books are used at the discretion of the teacher. Middle School 6th, AIG Math Print
    Integrated Math I This multi-layered approach to blended learning ensures each student learns math in a way that builds collaboration and critical thinking skills, and pushes them to achieve conceptual understanding as part of a community and on their own. *For online access students are required to login using their Carnegie Learning account. If they are unsure of their password or how to access they should contact their teacher. Middle School 7th, 8th, AIG Math Print, Digital Textbook
    Core Plus Mathematics Course 1 Core-Plus Mathematics is a textbook that uses an integrated, investigative approach to mathematics. Core-Plus is a student-centered program that promotes active learning, teamwork, and communication. Students enrolled in Math I in middle school are provided with a classroom set of print textbooks and books are used at the discretion of the teacher. Middle School 7th, 8th, AIG Math Print
    Core Plus Mathematics Course 1 Core-Plus Mathematics is a textbook that uses an integrated, investigative approach to mathematics. Core-Plus is a student-centered program that promotes active learning, teamwork, and communication. Students enrolled in Math I are provided with a classroom set of print textbooks and books are used at the discretion of the teacher. *Online access to the textbooks is also provided. Teachers can provide students with login information. High School 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Math Print, Digital Textbook
    Core Plus Mathematics Course 2 Core-Plus Mathematics is a textbook that uses an integrated, investigative approach to mathematics. Core-Plus is a student-centered program that promotes active learning, teamwork, and communication. Students enrolled in Math 2 are provided with a classroom set of print textbooks and books are used at the discretion of the teacher. *Online access to the textbooks is also provided. Teachers can provide students with login information. High School 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Math Print, Digital Textbook
    Core Plus Mathematics Course 3 Core-Plus Mathematics is a textbook that uses an integrated, investigative approach to mathematics. Core-Plus is a student-centered program that promotes active learning, teamwork, and communication. Students enrolled in Math 3 are provided with a classroom set of print textbooks and books are used at the discretion of the teacher. *Online access to the textbooks is also provided. Teachers can provide students with login information. High School 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Math Print, Digital Textbook
    Core Plus Mathematics Course 2 Core-Plus Mathematics is a textbook that uses an integrated, investigative approach to mathematics. Core-Plus is a student-centered program that promotes active learning, teamwork, and communication. Students enrolled in Math 2 in middle school are provided with a classroom set of print textbooks and books are used at the discretion of the teacher. Middle School 8th Math Print
    Calculus- Seventh Edition Textbook contains the first 9 chapers of Calculus with Analytic Geometry. Used for AP calculus classes. Students enrolled in AP courses are each disributed a copy of the textbook. High School 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP Math Print
    Discrete Mathematics Through Application Discrete Mathematics Through Applications is designed to help you put the established NCTM Standards for Discrete Math to work in the classroom, in a way that promotes active learning, critical thinking, and fully-engaged student participation. Enrolled students are provided with a classroom set of print textbooks and books are used at the discretion of the teacher. High School 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Math Print
    The Practice of Statistics The Practice of Statistics (TPS) is written specifically to address the College Board AP® Statistics Course. Students enrolled in AP courses are each disributed a copy of the textbook. Students are provided with a digital textbook card with address and activation code from their teacher for online access of the text. High School 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP Math Print, Digital Textbook
    PreCalculus With Limits: A Graphing Approach Larson's Precalculus With Limits is known for delivering sound, consistently structured explanations and exercises of mathematical concepts with a laser focus on preparing students for calculus. Enrolled students are provided with a classroom set of print textbooks and books are used at the discretion of the teacher. High School 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Math Print
    The American Pageant Skills used by historians are emphasized throughout the book with strong examples and applications that help you learn to investigate and reason the way that historians do. Students enrolled in AP courses are each distributed a copy of the textbook. High School 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP Social Studies Print
    World Civilizations The Global Experience The primary goal of World Civilizations is to present a truly global history—from the development of agriculture and herding to the present. Using a unique periodization, this book divides the main periods of human history according to changes in the nature and extent of global contacts.Students enrolled in AP courses are each distributed a copy of the textbook. High School 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP Social Studies Print
    Civics Today This inviting new program delivers fully developed content; relevant, engaging features; and a fresh, student-friendly design that appeals to every student in your diverse classroom. Enrolled students are provided with a classroom set of print textbooks and books are used at the discretion of the teacher. High School 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Social Studies Print
    American Government Acclaimed for the scholarship of its prominent authors and the clarity of its narrative, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES sets the standard for public policy coverage while maintaining focus on three fundamental topics: the institutions of American government; the historical development of governmental procedures, actors, and policies; and who governs in the United States and to what ends. Students enrolled in AP courses are each distributed a copy of the textbook. High School 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP Social Studies Print
    Classic Ideas and Current Issues in American Government This reader offers succinct overviews of classic ideas and foundations of American government framed by contemporary issues and writings. Students enrolled in AP courses are each distributed a copy of the textbook. High School 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP Social Studies Print
    Introduction to Comparative Politics This innovative text has been organized around levels of political development and themes to make comparative politics accessible and easy to understand. Students enrolled in AP courses are each distributed a copy of the textbook. High School 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP Social Studies Print
    Sociology: The Study of Human Relationships Sociology: The Study of Human Relationships gives the student the tools they need to discover the meaning behind behavior. Enrolled students are provided with a classroom set of print textbooks and books are used at the discretion of the teacher. High School 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Social Studies Print
    Psychology: Principals in Practice Psychology provides tools that help students connect with the content, see its relevance and importance in their lives, and integrate strategies and support to help them experience success. Enrolled students are provided with a classroom set of print textbooks and books are used at the discretion of the teacher. High School 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Social Studies Print
    Psychology David Myers's Psychology is a textbook like no other--always fresh, always introducing effective new tools for teaching and learning, and always attuned to the fascinating ways that new research can shape the introductory psychology course. Students enrolled in AP courses are each distributed a copy of the textbook. High School 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP Social Studies Print
    Understanding the Holocaust featuring well-loved literature and the most robust selection of informational text, Holt McDougal Literature scaffolds instruction in analysis and critical thinking so that every student can succeed. Enrolled students are provided with a classroom set of print textbooks and books are used at the discretion of the teacher High School 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Social Studies Print
    The Cultural Landscape An introduction to human geography. Students enrolled in AP courses are each distributed a copy of the textbook. High School 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP Social Studies Print
    Economics Exploration of Microeconomics and macroeconomics. Students enrolled in AP courses are each distributed a copy of the textbook. High School 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP Social Studies Print
    Elements of Language- English III Holt Elements of Language Fifth Course: Language Practice. Enrolled students are provided with a classroom set of print textbooks and books are used at the discretion of the teacher High School 10th,11th English Print
    Literature- English I Featuring well-loved literature and the most robust selection of informational text, Holt McDougal Literature scaffolds instruction in analysis and critical thinking so that every student can succeed. Enrolled students are provided with a classroom set of print textbooks and books are used at the discretion of the teacher. *For online access students are required to login using their username and password provided by the teacher. High School 9th English Print, Digital Textbook
    Elements of Litearture- English IV Holt Elements of Literature Sixth Course: British Literature. Enrolled students are provided with a classroom set of print textbooks and books are used at the discretion of the teacher. High School 11th, 12th English Print
    Literature- English II With a balance of literary and informational texts, a wealth of technology assets, and an interactive online edition,Holt McDougal Literatureis your perfect tool for developing College and Career Readiness. Enrolled students are provided with a classroom set of print textbooks and books are used at the discretion of the teacher. *For online access students are required to login using their username and password provided by the teacher. High School 9th, 10th English Print, Digital Textbook
    The Bedford Reader One of the most widely adopted composition readers of all time, The Bedford Reader continues to engage and inspire students with remarkable selections, outstanding instructional material, and a unique "Writers on Writing" feature in which 50 of the book’s writers comment on their process and their work. Students enrolled in AP courses are each distributed a copy of the textbook. *Students can access online version with access code given from the teacher. High School 10th, 11th, 12th, AP English Print, Digital Textbook
    Everyday Use: AP Language Brief and accessible, this rhetoric text teaches students to read closely, critically, and rhetorically, and to write effectively to achieve their rhetorical goals. Students enrolled in AP courses are each distributed a copy of the textbook. High School 10th, 11th, 12th, AP English Print
    Perrine's Literature: Structure, Sound & Sense PERRINE'S LITERATURE: STRUCTURE, SOUND, AND SENSE continues to be an essential and highly effective introduction to literature for today's students. Students enrolled in AP courses are each distributed a copy of the textbook. High School 10th, 11th, 12th, AP English Print
    Earth Science - Earth Science: Geology, the Environment, and the Universe (Glencoe/McGraw-Hill) Glencoe Earth Science: Geology, the Environment, and the Universe © 2013 lets you navigate your own course by giving you tools and resources to engage your students of all levels, coupled with McGraw-Hill’s proven, comprehensive content. High School 9th Science Print
    Biology - STEMscopes NC Biology (Accelerate Learning) Experience STEMscopes North Carolina and see how teachers ACTIVATE student learning through facilitated hands-on activities built from the ground up to the North Carolina Essential Standards and Clarifying Objectives. Students enrolled in Biology are provided with a classroom set of print textbooks and books are used at the discretion of the teacher. *For online access students are required to login using their STEMscopesNC account. If they are unsure of their password or how to access they should contact their teacher. High School 9th, 10th Science Print, Digital Textbook
    Physical Science - Glencoe Physical Science North Carolina Student Edition (Glencoe) Glencoe Physical Science integrates accurate and comprehensive coverage of physics and chemistry with mathematics through accessible text, engaging features, and a variety of hands-on experiences. Students enrolled in Physical Science are provided with a classroom set of print textbooks and books are used at the discretion of the teacher. High School 11th, 12th Science Print
    Chemistry - Chemistry: Matter & Change (Glencoe)   High School   Science Print
    Physics - Glencoe Physics: Principles & Problems (Glencoe/McGraw-Hill) Give your class new momentum with conceptual understanding, valuable math support, and problem-solving activities. Students enrolled in Physics are provided with a classroom set of print textbooks and books are used at the discretion of the teacher. High School 11th, 12th Science Print
    Anatomy & Physiology - Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology Student Edition (Benjamin-Cummings) Celebrated for its precise and flawless illustrations, time-saving navigation and study tools, and engaging clinical content, Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology is crafted especially for students with no prior knowledge of anatomy & physiology and little science background.Students enrolled in Anatomy & Physicology are provided with a classroom set of print textbooks and books are used at the discretion of the teacher. High School 11th, 12th Science Print
    Astronomy - Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy (McGraw-Hill) An Introduction to Astronomy strives to share with students a sense of wonder about the universe and the dynamic, ever-changing science of astronomy. Students enrolled in Astronomy are provided with a classroom set of print textbooks and books are used at the discretion of the teacher. High School 11th, 12th Science Print
    Forensic Science – Various Texts/Resources & Instructor Selections Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, strives to make the technology of the modern crime laboratory clear and comprehensible to the non-scientist. Students enrolled in Forensic Science are provided with a classroom set of print textbooks and books are used at the discretion of the teacher. High School 10th, 11th, 12th Science Print
    Marine Science – Marine Biology (McGraw-Hill) Marine Biology covers the basics of marine biology with a global approach, using examples from numerous regions and ecosystems worldwide. Students enrolled in Marine Biology are provided with a classroom set of print textbooks and books are used at the discretion of the teacher. High School 11th, 12th Science Print
    AP Biology – Campbell Biology (Ingram) Campbell BIOLOGY is the unsurpassed leader in introductory biology. The text’s hallmark values—accuracy, currency, and passion for teaching and learning—have made it the most successful college introductory biology book for eight consecutive editions. Students enrolled in AP courses are each distributed a copy of the textbook. High School AP, 11th, 12th Science Print
    AP Chemistry – Chemistry: The Central Science (Prentice Hall) Trusted, innovative, and calibrated, the text increases conceptual understanding and student success in general chemistry by building on the expertise of the dynamic author team of leading researchers and award-winning professors. Students enrolled in AP courses are each distributed a copy of the textbook. High School AP, 11th, 12th Science Print
    AP Environmental Science - Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions (Cengage) Using sustainability as the central theme, this current and thought-provoking book provides you with basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environment and the environmental problems we face. Students enrolled in AP courses are each distributed a copy of the textbook. High School AP, 11th, 12th Science Print