Information for New Students

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

There is no official supply list for any particular grade. All students need a combination lock for their school locker and students in grade 9 or 10, will need a second combination lock for Physical Education classes. Combination locks are available for purchase in the school store (located in the high school cafeteria) which stocks all the school supplies students may need. On the first day of school, students should come prepared with a notebook and pen/pencil. Each teacher will let you know exactly what supplies will be needed for each particular class. A graphing calculator (TI-Nspire CX is recommended and the TI-84+ is also acceptable) will be required for math classes and these are also available in the school store for Rs. 9000 (approximately $150).

LAPTOPS

The High School follows a one to one laptop program. All students are issued a MacBook Air and is an option to purchase insurance to cover any damage to the laptop. Students also have access to the tech center where iPads, cameras, and other equipment can be checked out with an AES ID card. Please email Derwin Kitch at dkitch@aes.ac.in with any tech-related questions.

WEATHER

August through mid-October is monsoon season and very hot and humid. Mid-October through December is mild and a sweater might be needed in the mornings. January and February can be very cool and a jacket or sweater will be needed. Mid-February through the end of March is generally pleasant, with temperatures in the 70s and 80s and low humidity. April and May are quite hot, with temperatures soaring to 110F at times, but humidity remains low.

WHAT TO WEAR

There is no school uniform but the dress code does require students to dress in a manner that is respectful to the diverse cultures within the community. Most students wear t-shirts, shorts and scandals or flip-flops during the warm months and jeans, skirts, long-sleeved tops and sweaters during the short winter.

FOOD

There are several options for food at the high school. There is a cafeteria which serves a hot lunch each day. On the high school breezeway there is a kiosk which sells sandwiches, pastas, salads, desserts, popcorn, and various drinks. Payment for purchases at the cafeteria and breezeway is made with your student ID usuing a declining balance system. Cash is not accepted at these venues. Additionally, Tigers Den (located near Gate 2) is a coffee shop where you will find various coffee drinks, pastas, sandwiches, and a variety of baked goods. Prefered method of payment is with your student ID card but cash is also accepted. Vegetarian options are widely available at AES and throughout India. Soda and candy are not sold on campus.

WATER

AES has its own water supply which is completely safe for consumption. Bottled water is not sold on campus. All students are encouraged to bring a water bottle from home and refill it during the day as needed.