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Summer Reading 2024 – 2025

St. Alphonsus School utilizes a summer reading program to help students excel in their studies, prevent “summer slide”, foster a love of reading, and introduce genres/books that students may not normally gravitate toward.

Below is information about the SAS Summer Reading list for the 2024 – 2025 school year and the testing schedule.  

Each grade level must read two books for summer reading.  Rising third grade students and up must read the required book and one book from the “choose one of the following” list for their grade level.  Rising second grade students must read the two books their teacher and Mrs. Amy Nicosia have selected for them.  Graphic novel versions should not be read in place of the listed titles.  

When students have finished their summer reading book(s) they may come to the Library on the dates listed below and take an Accelerated Reader test.  These tests will count as a separate Summer Reading grade; it does not count towards the student’s 1st Nine Weeks AR goal.  Parents are asked to wait outside the Library while their child(ren) takes their test.  The tests normally take 10 – 20 minutes to complete.  Please do not drop off your child(ren) 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 have 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 a different book.**


Dates are as follows:

Monday, June 24th            9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Tuesday, June 25th            3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, July 24th        9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Thursday, July 25th            3 p.m. – 6 p.m.


If you have any questions about the Summer Reading books and/or test dates, please contact Amy Nicosia at  

Have a great summer!
Mrs. Amy Nicosia


Click HERE to view the 2024-2025 Summer Reading List



Amy Nicosia

St. Alphonsus Librarian