Reading Program


Reading Program

Bishop Carroll Catholic High School recognizes the importance of reading in our students' future successes, both in and out of the classroom. Therefore, we continue to require that students complete a supplemental reading requirement in order to graduate. The Accelerated Reader (AR) program is used to assist students and teachers in completing this requirement.

During the summer of 2017, students are required to earn 14 points. Summer reading prepares students for the upcoming school year and gives teachers a common ground with which to begin instruction. Some specifics of this program are listed below.

  • All BC students must complete 28 AR points this school year.
  • Of those 28 points, 14 must be completed by Wednesday, September 20, 2017.
  • Of the remaining points, 7 must be completed by the end of the second marking period, and 7 must be completed by the end of the third marking period.
  • Students who do not meet the required AR deadlines will be placed on academic probation for a minimum of one week. For example, students who do not meet the 14 point requirement by Wednesday, September 20 will be placed on academic probation for a minimum of one week. Students will remain on the weekly list until the requirement is met by the following weekly deadline. If the points are not earned by the end of the marking period then the student will be ineligible for 15 days from the date of the report card.
  • In addition, the AR test score average will be included as part of the English grade.

Students may choose any book from our AR list provided it is not listed on the list of quizzes not available for testing. 

See this list for AR quizzes that are not available for testing.

Students may not check out books from the library over the summer. However, most books are readily available at most libraries and book stores. The Bishop Carroll computer lab will be open on the following dates for student AR testing:

Tuesday, July 11, 10 AM to Noon
Tuesday, July 18, 10 AM to Noon
Tuesday, July 25, 10 AM to Noon
Tuesday, August 1, 10 AM to Noon
Tuesday, August 8, 10 AM to Noon

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