Rhetoric Student Supplies

Students should all have the following list of supplies. Supplies specific to each class are given in the table at the bottom of the page.

  • Customized TGS daily planner (available for $5 from the front desk in August)
  • English Standard Version (ESV) Bible
  • A good English dictionary (at home)
  • Notebook paper
  • Red pens
  • Black or blue pens
  • Pencils (#2 wooden or mechanical)
  • Colored pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Little Post-it flags to mark pages in books

Rhetoric students are required to have their own device to bring to school for classroom assignments. Geneva does not specify a particular device—it could be a traditional laptop computer, an iPad paired with a keyboard, or a Chromebook. However, it must meet these basic (and crucial) requirements:

  • A physical keyboard to facilitate writing
  • A screen size of at least 7 inches, and no more than 17.3 inches
  • A battery that provides a minimum of 3 hours of working time between charges (and preferably at least 6 hours). As an expectation of class preparation, the battery would be required to be fully charged at the beginning of each day.
  • Ability to connect to Google Drive

All students in grades 6–12 are given a Google Apps for Education account. This is the primary means for student writing and presenting through the year.

Parents are expected to use RenWeb ParentsWeb to check grades and assignments. Questions about ParentsWeb should be directed to Jill Kong (Registrar).

Geometry (normally an 8th grade class)
Algebra I (normally a 9th grade class)
  • 1-inch binder
  • Durable centimeter ruler
  • Expo markers, 6 - 8 fine tip
  • Graph paper
  • Simple scientific calculator (TI 30 series)
Algebra II (10th grade)
  • 1-inch binder
  • 4-tab dividers
  • Durable centimeter ruler
  • Expo markers, 6 - 8 fine tip
  • Graph paper
  • TI-84 series graphing calculator
Scientific Revolution Hons and AP (11th grade)
  • 2-inch binder with pockets
  • Graph paper composition notebook available at Office Depot (lab notebook)
  • Expo markers, 6 - 8 fine tip
  • TI-84, or TI-Nspire graphing calculator
  • Pentalic sketch book, hardbound, 8” x 5½”, 110 pages. Available at Art Systems (1740 FL-436, Winter Park, FL 32792) for $4.47.
  • Students in the AP class will need an AP Physic C prep book - Mr. Jain will discuss this with the class in August
Statistics (12th grade)
  • 1-inch binder
  • Expo markers, 6 - 8 fine tip
  • TI-84 series graphing calculator
AP Calculus AB (12th grade)
  • 1-inch binder
  • Durable centimeter ruler
  • Expo markers, 6 - 8 fine tip
  • Graph paper
  • TI-84 graphing calculator
AP Calculus BC (12th grade)
  • 1-inch binder with pockets
  • Graph paper composition notebook available at Office Depot (lab notebook)
  • Durable centimeter ruler
  • TI-84 or TI-Nspire graphing calculator
  • Cracking the AP Calculus AB & BC Exams (Princeton Review)
Biology (9th grade)
  • 1-inch binder
  • Pentalic sketch book, hardbound, 8” x 5½”, 110 pages. Available at Art Systems (1740 FL-436, Winter Park, FL 32792) for $4.47.
Chemistry (10th grade)
  • Binder and tabs
  • Pentalic sketch book, hardbound, 8” x 5½”, 110 pages. Available at Art Systems (1740 FL-436, Winter Park, FL 32792) for $4.47.
  • TI-84 graphing calculator
AP Chemistry (12th grade)
  • Binder and tabs
  • Composition notebook
  • TI-84 graphing calculator
AP Physics (12th grade)
  • 1-inch binder with pockets
  • Graph paper composition notebook available at Office Depot (lab notebook)
  • Pentalic sketch book, hardbound, 8” x 5½”, 110 pages. Available at Art Systems (1740 FL-436, Winter Park, FL 32792) for $4.47.
  • TI-84 or TI-Nspire graphing calculator
Anatomy & Physiology (12th grade)
  • 1-inch binder
Central Florida Natural History(12th grade)
Western Civilization I (9th grade)
  • 2-inch binder
  • Set of 10 dividers
  • Composition notebook
  • 100 ruled 3" x 5" index cards and a large ring to keep cards together
Western Civilization II & US History(10th & 11th grade)
  • 2-inch binder w/dividers
American Social Thought and Experience: Government and Economics (12th grade)
  • 2-inch binder w/dividers
English I (9th grade)
  • 1½-inch binder
  • College-ruled composition notebook
  • Unlined note-cards
  • Copy of The Lord of Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien (students will be annotating in books)
  • Copy of The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, translated by John Ciardi (students will be annotating in book)
English II (10th grade)
  • 1½-inch binder with 8 dividers
  • 1" Post It flags
  • English Simplified (12th edition), by Blanche Ellsworth and John A. Higgins (available at Amazon). It is fine to buy a used copy.
English III or AP English Lit. (11th grade)
  • 1½-inch binder w/dividers
  • Composition notebook
  • 1" wide Post-it flags
  • Yellow chisel-tip/narrow highlighters for annotation
  • The Scarlet Letter (Dover Thrift Edition), by Nathaniel Hawthorne, ISBN-13: 978-0486280486 (available at Amazon). This is a discounted edition of the novel, so a new, clean copy is requested.
  • English Simplified (12th edition), by Blanche Ellsworth and John A. Higgins (available at Amazon). It is fine to buy a used copy.
English IV or AP English Lang. (12th grade)
  • 1-inch binder w/tabs
  • 1" and 1/2" wide Post-it flags—at least one pack of each
  • Composition notebook
Rhetoric & Christian Thought I (9th grade)
  • 1-inch binder w/tabs
  • College-ruled composition or spiral notebook
  • Index cards and a way to store them (students will need about 100 each semester for flashcards)
Rhetoric & Christian Thought II, III & IV (10th - 12th grade)
  • 1-inch binder w/tabs
  • Flash drive = or > 1 GB
  • College-ruled composition or spiral notebook
French I (9th grade)
French II, III & IV (10th - 12th grade)
Spanish I & II (9th & 10th grade)
  • Spanish/English dictionary of your choice for use at school and home
  • Low odor dry erase marker
  • 2-pocket plastic portfolio with 3-prong fasteners
Spanish III & IV (11th & 12th grade)
  • Spanish/English dictionary of your choice for use at school and home
  • Low odor dry erase marker
Latin III
  • 1-inch binder
  • 5 divider tabs
  • Dry-erase markers (to last the year)
  • 400 2.5"x3.0" index cards
Latin IV
  • 1-inch binder
  • 5 divider tabs
  • 400 2.5"x3.0" index cards
Latin V & AP
Greek I & II
  • 2 x 1-inch binders
  • 5 divider tabs
  • Dry-erase markers (to last the year)
  • 400 2.5"x3.0" index cards
Greek III & IV
  • 2 x 1-inch binders
  • Dry-erase markers (to last the year)
  • 400 2.5"x3.0" index cards
Chamber Choir
  • Black 1-inch binder w/o clear plastic cover
  • Black formal performance outfit (details will follow later in semester)
Rhetoric Art
  • #808 9X12 sketchbook from Art Systems (1740 SR 436 – up the street from the school). Students may continue to use their sketchbook from last year if they have room.
Rhetoric Drama
  • 1-inch binder w/pockets
  • Pens, paper, and a positive attitude!
Digital Photography
  • SLR digital camera with ability to control aperture and shutter speed, ISO, and WB
  • Memory Card = or > 1GB
  • Flash Drive = or > 1GB
  • Lab Fee ($35)
  • If students are using their own laptop, they will also need Photoshop or Lightroom.
Yearbook
  • 1 composition notebook
AP Music Theory
  • 1-binder
  • #2 pencils or 0.7 mechanical pencils
Orchestra
  • #2 pencils or 0.7 mechanical pencils