So you have high school aged children that are headed back to school. What do they need for school supplies? If you don’t have a list of specific brands, sizes or quantities then sticking to the basics is the best way to go.

Here’s a list of basic supplies your high schooler will need:

No. 2 pencils…mechanical pencils…colored pencils…pencil sharpener and a large eraser.

Ballpoint pens in several different colors.

Spiral bound note books and note book paper.

Several three ring binders…binder dividers…folders that fit in the binders and a pencil case that fits the binder.

Other items the high school student may need: calculator, ruler, index cards, calendar, highlighters, stapler, tape, white out, glue, drawing and construction paper and printer paper.