Accelerated Reader Program
Reading transports curious minds to wondrous realms of the imagination. It determines success not only in the classroom, but in life. Highly popular and successful for over 25 years, Accelerated Reader (AR) is a powerful tool for monitoring and managing independent reading practice.
All learning starts with reading. It’s a skill and, as with every skill, it requires not just instruction but practice. AR serves as the practice component of a comprehensive reading program by promoting personalized practice combined with data to monitor and manage that practice. With nearly 70,000 nonfiction titles, it’s easy to integrate content-area reading practice as well.
With AR, teachers can:
•Motivate students for learning. Self-selected reading at students’ independent reading levels results in success, which spurs enthusiasm, higher attendance, fewer discipline problems, and better attitudes. Students will be motivated to read constantly.
•Receive reliable, objective information. The data cover reading comprehension of fiction and nonfiction reading, vocabulary development, literacy skills development, and more.
•Keep all students challenged. Students are guided to books where the level of difficulty is neither too hard nor too easy—the level at which optimal learning takes place.
Students in First through Eighth grades participate in the Accelerated Reader Program.
Students are introduced to Spanish in Kindergarten through Fifth grades and have daily Spanish class in Sixth through Eighth grades.
Students in First through Eighth grades have the opportunity to participate in academic competitions such as the Art Festival, Creative Writing, Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, Science Fair, Reading Fair, and the Speech Meet.
Junior High Electives
Students in Sixth through Eighth grades have the opportunity to choose an elective to participate in each year. Some examples of electives offered are cooking, photography, woodworking, fitness classes, and nutrition.