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Materials List

The normal requirements for every class are a notebook/folder and writing utensils. (It is best to have a separate notebook for each individual class so that they may be turned in to the teacher overnight or over a weekend.) Students should also bring a pair of earbuds for use when school-owned headphones are not available. Other required materials are listed below.

It is recommended that all students use a planner for recording important dates and homework assignments. All new students will be given a VLHS planner by the first day of school. Other students may purchase a VLHS planner for $5. They will be on sale in the office through the month of September.

Download the printable version of the materials list


  • ALL courses: 9″ by 12″ sketchbook (spiral bound lasts longer), pencils (non-mechanical), pen, eraser


  • ALL courses: 3-ring binder with pockets, loose leaf paper


  • All writing courses (Transitional Writing, Introduction to Research, Introduction to Language and Composition, Research Seminar): 3-ring binder, loose leaf paper, 5 highlighters (orange, pink, yellow, blue, green), standard size Post-It notes, earbuds, pens, pencils
  • Transitional Reading: 3-ring binder, loose leaf paper, pens, pencils
  • Introduction to Literature: folder, loose leaf paper, highlighters, earbuds
  • Literature Seminar: notebook and folder OR binder with loose leaf paper, highlighters, pens, pencils
  • AP Language and AP Literature: 3-ring binder, loose leaf paper, flag Post-Its, 5 highlighters (orange, pink, yellow, blue, green), pens, pencils

Foreign Language

  • ALL courses: 3-ring binder with divider tabs (sturdy 1.5-2 inch), loose leaf paper, earbuds


  • ALL courses: 3-ring binder, dividers, loose leaf paper, pencils, calculator (see below requirement)

Additonal course-specific lists:

  • Algebra 1A, Algebra 1B, Algebra, Informal Geometry, Intermediate Algebra 2: scientific calculator (ex: TI-30)
  • Geometry: straight edge (ruler), scientific calculator (ex: TI-30)
  • Adv. Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, Statistics, Adv. Applications: TI-Nspire CX graphing calculator


  • Mixed Chorus: folder, paper, pencil
  • Wind Ensemble: instrument, cleaning and maintenance supplies (reeds, valve oil, etc.)
  • Symphonic Band: instrument, Pep Band lyre, cleaning and maintenance supplies (reeds, valve oil, etc.)

Physical Education

  • Health: Folder, notebook
  • Fitness: T-shirt, shorts, athletic shoes, socks, combination lock


  • ALL courses: Lutheran Study Bible (ESV), folder

Additional course-specific lists:

  • Theology 1: 100 pack of 3 x 5 index cards, index card case, spiral notebook
  • Ethics: spiral notebook


  • ALL courses: 3-ring binder, loose leaf paper

Additional course-specific lists:

  • Physical Science: scientific calculator (ex. TI-30)
  • Foundations of Chemistry: scientific calculator (ex. TI-30), colored pencils
  • Biology: dividers
  • Chemistry, Advanced Chemistry: scientific calculator (ex: TI-30)
  • Physics: TI-Nspire CX graphing calculator
  • AP Biology: Serengeti Rules book

Social Studies

  • ALL courses: 3-ring binder (1 inch), dividers, loose leaf paper, book cover