Absentee Policy

Because of the effort to build community, attendance is a crucial part of the Jesuit education. Absences occur, but it is vital that the student and his parents work to ensure that they happen as infrequently as possible. When absences occur, the attendance desk (972) 387-8700 x325 must be called or emailed prior to 8 a.m.

Although a parent has reported a student’s absence by telephone or email, on the day of his return to school and before he attends any classes, a student who has been absent should report to the attendance office with a note signed by his parent or guardian (email alone is not sufficient) stating the reason for his absence. Each day of absence should be acknowledged in the note.


The academic departments evaluate course materials annually and then select the resources they believe will best promote learning for the following school year. Jesuit recognizes the high cost of textbooks and as such will provide digital texts to students at no additional cost whenever possible. Hardback copies of these books are not necessary but have been listed on the booklist should a student wish to purchase a hard/paper copy in addition to the digital copy. Jesuit does not provide digital texts for all classes. Families are responsible for acquiring all remaining texts. Please read course notes carefully to see which books will be provided for your son.

You should examine first the Jesuit Booklist to determine the texts you need and what is required for purchase for your son’s classes. 

Math and Science faculty will be using the TI-84 graphing calculator in classroom demonstrations and we encourage students to have the same. For your convenience, this calculator is available in the Ranger Connection. You may also purchase the calculator wherever is convenient for you. As applicable to your son, please review the following standardized testing calculator standards: PSAT; SAT; ACT; AP Exams. See your teacher or counselor if you have any questions.

Please direct any questions regarding course materials to Mark Batik.

Important Update:

As of June 2020, Jesuit Dallas no longer partners with Follett Bookstore. You can find all of the books by using the link below and the information for each textbook. This change was made to provide a better pricing structure for our families. We apologize for any confusion.

2022-2023 Textbooks by Department

Please note: Computer Science and Fine Arts textbooks will be provided by the instructor. Please pay careful attention to course notes for each class.

Once you have received your schedule, please go to RangerNet Resources to find the textbook information for your classes.

The Booklist for the 2022-23 school year will be posted when student schedules are released. Please DO NOT purchase textbooks for classes until you review the updated book list as many courses' textbooks will change for the upcoming year. 

Textbook FAQ