Accelerated Reader Program

Accelerated Reader

The Accelerated Reader (AR) Program is a computerized reading comprehension program designed to motivate and increase independent reading.  The 31-week program, sponsored by the PTA, is offered to 1st through 5th graders.  AR is an optional enrichment program, but all students are encouraged to participate in order to build reading and comprehension skills.  We use a racing theme to track progress and make the program more fun and engaging for the students.  

Students select books on their reading level, read independently, and take an independent comprehension test on the computer. Each book is worth a certain number of points based on its length and reading level. Students get a percentage of these points based on how many of the test questions they get right. The program tracks their progress over the course of the school year and students earn great prizes!

AR Program Guide

AR Q & A

AR Book Finder

Track Your Child's Progress
Login to Renaissance  Home Connect using the User Name and Password.  See AR Program Guide “Pit Stop” section for details.  

AR Period Dates
Aug 25    AR Orientation to 1st Graders
Sep 18    1st Period Starts/ Race Start
Oct 20    1st Period Ends 
Dec 1       2nd Period Ends 
Jan 12     3rd Period Ends 
Feb 14    4th Period Ends 
Mar 16   5th Period Ends 
Apr 27    6th Period Ends/ Race Finish