Accelerated Reader, or AR, is a supplemental reading program utilized on the Starpoint campus. It is facilitated by Renaissance Learning which encourages students of all ages to pick up new books outside of the classroom.
Students read different books supported by the AR system and take quizzes based on comprehension which award them with points. Schools can then reward the attainment of different amounts of points as seen fit.
At Starpoint, students who earn a certain amount of points each month are able to participate in regular Honors Assemblies. Here, students are recognized one at a time in front of all students and parents while they talk about some of the new books they read during the time period.
Prizes are awarded to the students, which increase based on how many assembles a student has achieved. Prizes range from a shopping trip at the local Barnes and Noble to a trip to the Fort Worth Zoo at the end of the academic year.
For more information on the Accelerated Reader program, please visit the Renaissance Learning website at http://www.renlearn.com/ar.