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3560 McCarty Rd. Saginaw, MI 48603 | 989.790.1676

Materials List

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General Requirements for all classes:

  • A laptop (Apple or PC) or Chromebook
  • Earbuds or headphones
  • Notebook/folder (separate for each class is best)
  • Writing utensils

Other required materials are listed below.


  • 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, dry erase markers & eraser cloth
  • French: $10 (includes French magazine, and postage for pen-pals.), book cover (cloth or paper bag), Composition book


  • 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 II 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
The Saginaw Valley Lutheran High School Association, operating Valley Lutheran High School, admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and physical handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin, genetic information, and physical handicap in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.