Highland Elementary Accelerated Reader
To encourage the Independent Reading Program, students are invited to visit the school libraries every week to check out a book and read independently.
Classroom teachers sometimes require students to take reading quizzes through the Accelerated Reading Program which are used as a grade. Other times, they are encouraged to take the quiz to earn AR points.
Students are recognized for the points they earn, and celebrate with an AR field trip at the end of the school year for those achieving 100 points and greater.
The IRP/AR programs have increased reading scores and provided students with a greater interest for personal reading of all genres. Ultimately, there are increases in vocabulary, analysis of literary devices, and effective writing.
Reading is a lifelong opportunity, and Highland Elementary School is
proud to promote this important program.