Library / Media Center

Accelerated Reader Program

Accelerated Reader is a computer based reading incentive program for students in grades 1–5. Awards are given based on how many points are earned for reading and comprehending stories. There is a complete list of AR books in our media center on the AR page.

Ready….  Set…. Go

Students Read a Book – they choose their book and read them at their own pace

Students Take a Test – short tests are taken on computers in the classroom.

Students Earn Points – When they pass the reading tests, they get points which can be redeemed for prizes.

Parents – help your children with AR

Help your child read in their zone. The Reading Zone is your child’s independent reading level.

Ask your child’s teacher about their AR progress. Teachers are able to access and print reports that chart your child’s reading progress. You can request these reports at any time or look for them in homework folders.

STAR is a computerized program that tests student’s reading level using a series of sentances and short stories. STAR tells the teacher a child’s reading zone. Students take a STAR test at the beginning and end of the school year.

Research confirms that children who use AR show faster growth in reading achievement than those who don’t.

Nothing breeds success like succes. Regular use of AR results in a love of reading!

Encyclopedias Online

Escambia County School District has purchased the right for students to use Grolier Encyclopedia from home. Students now have online access to Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia and the New Book of Knowledge.

Go to

Contact the school for username and password.