All students are encouraged to read 30 minutes daily. The reading focus for K-2 students is to learn to read. Grade 3-5 students' focus is to read to learn. A child who is able to read and comprehend at their grade level will have academic success.
Students in Grades 2-5 have required books to read. They select 10 books from their grade level reading list. Students in special education or below grade level are required to read from a modified list when appropriate. All second graders will begin the list when they are an independent reader. After each student reads 10 books and passes their Accelerated Reader tests with a score of 70% or better, they receive an Accelerated Reader prize and have lunch with the principal. Prizes and lunch continue for every 10 chapter books read at the student’s appropriate reading level. All students in Grades 2nd-5th must complete 10 required A.R. books to earn field day and other special events.