Summer Reading Program

Updates to this page for summer 2024 will be completed by June 1, 2024.

Pick a 2023 Challenge

Students successfully completing the summer reading program will be awarded a free dress day on Thursday, September 7. In addition, to the AR Challenge and Checklist Challenge, the A-Z Super Challenge is available for all students. Students who complete the A-Z Super Challenge will receive a bonus prize during the first week of school.

kids reading on a bench

Contact Middle School Literacy and Learning Lead Dr. Katy Steinkraus ( if you have any questions about Summer Reading.

Accelerated Reader (AR) Challenge

This challenge is for returning students entering grades 1 – 8 who wish to reach the Accelerated Reader (AR) point goal for their grade level. AR points earned between June 19 and August 11, 2023, will count towards your child's summer point total.

AR quizzes will be unavailable:

  • between May 27 and June 18
  • between August 12 and August 28

Parents may watch this tutorial showing how to support your child in using the AR system. If your child misses the AR quizzing window between June 19 and August 11, encourage him/her to complete the Checklist Challenge (see below). Students who complete the AR Challenge may also complete the Checklist Challenge and/or the A-Z Super Challenge (see below).

Summer AR Point Goals

  • Entering grades 1 – 2: 15 AR points
  • Entering grades 3 – 4: 50 AR points
  • Entering grades 5 – 8: 100 AR points

Students meeting their grade-specific AR point goals will earn a free dress day automatically! No need to submit anything else.

Note: Entering kindergarten students will be introduced to and begin the Accelerated Reader (AR) program in mid-September with their kindergarten classes and are encouraged to participate in the Checklist Challenge instead.

Learn more about Accelerated Reader (AR)

Checklist Challenge

New and returning students entering grades K – 8 may participate in the summer Checklist Challenge! Simply download the checklist for the grade level your child will enter in the fall and check off the items completed over the summer. Checklists results must be submitted online by August 21. Students meeting their grade-specific checklist goals will earn a free dress day!

Step 1: Print Summer Checklists

Download and print your checklist(s).

Step 2: Read

Use the checklist to keep track of summer reading.

Step 3: Submit Checklist Results

If your child has completed the Checklist Challenge and/or A – Z Super Challenge, please submit the results to receive a free dress day coupon. Note: Students may not submit the printed checklist (above). Emailed or hard copy checklists will not be accepted.

The checklist results form open on June 19 and close on August 21.

Submit Results