4603 Coliseum Blvd | Alexandria, LA 71303 | 318.445.8233
Accelerated Reader Program
All seventh and eighth grade students must meet a required AR goal each nine-weeks. Each student will receive an individualized AR goal per nine-weeks based upon the student's reading ability, reading speed/fluency, and previous AR performance. All students have taken the STAR Reading test, and teachers have met with each student to determine his/her individual AR goal for the first nine-weeks. Students should be reading a minimum of 20 minutes a day.
Students are encouraged to be proactive and to meet their Accelerated Reader goal early each nine-weeks. Students are rewarded for meeting their goal each nine-weeks with an end-of-the-year fieldtrip. All students who have met their Accelerated Reader goal EVERY nine-weeks will be invited to attend. I also like to encourage students to read more than required, and I reward those students who DOUBLE their Accelerated Reader goal each nine-weeks. This reward will vary throughout the school year. The double points reward this second nine-weeks is a dessert and a movie in the library!
If you have any questions regarding the Accelerated Reader program or need assistance setting up your Home Connect account, please feel free to e-mail, call, or stop by the library. The library is open from 7:15am to 3:15pm each school day.
If you would like to receive emails showing your student's quiz or test results, click the Email Setup link in Renaissance Home Connect and follow the directions. To be sure these emails reach your inbox, add email@example.com to your address book.
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OverDrive E-book Program Information
- OverDrive E-book Program Website link:
- OverDrive E-book Program Sora App:
- How do I Login?
o Username: first initial & last name (no spaces)
o PIN: two digits for the month and two digits for the day of your birth
§ Name: John Smith
§ Birthday: January 5
§ Username: jsmith
§ PIN: 0105