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Summer Reading


Summer reading programs improve reading skills and can foster a lifelong love for reading. St. Alphonsus School participates in the Accelerated Reader (AR) program.  Students in grades 2-8 at St. Alphonsus School participate in the Accelerated Reader (AR) program. 


When a student has finished their summer reading book(s) they may come to the computer lab on the following dates and take an Accelerated Reader test.  These tests will count towards the student’s AR Points for the 2021 – 2022 school year.  Parents are asked to wait outside the computer lab while their child takes his/her test.  The tests normally take 10 – 20 minutes to complete.  Please do not drop off your child and come back.  All AR tests must be taken before school starts in August.  These are the only test dates available, no other dates or arrangements will be made.


**Students, please do not select a book that you have previously read and taken an AR test. Once a book is tested on, a second test cannot be taken as the AR program does not allow retakes.  If you have already tested on the required book for your grade, please contact Mrs. Amy Nicosia and/or your reading teacher about selecting another book.**


Dates are as follows:

Wednesday, June 23rd          9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Thursday, June 24th               4:00 P. M. – 7:00 P.M.

Monday, July 26th                  9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Tuesday, July 27th                  4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.


As always, it is encouraged that students read more than what is required for summer reading. The East Baton Rouge Parish Library has a wonderful summer reading program with great prizes.


Click HERE to view the 2021-2022 Summer Reading List


Amy Nicosia

St. Alphonsus Librarian