Accelerated Reader

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Accelerated Reader Program

Accelerated Reader Program

The Accelerated Reader (AR) Program provides teachers and children a fun and exciting way to promote reading at home and in the classroom. The kids love to watch their progress and teachers often involve the students in setting AR point goals for the year. Computers for AR testing are set up in the Media Center. Students may also take AR tests in their classrooms.


To view a complete list of which books have AR quizzes, go to AR BookFinder Program.


If you would like to see which books we have in our school library, go to Destiny, our online card catalog, and click on our school.

Accelerated Reader Resources

Library Media Center


    Media Center News | Circulation Policy | Gift Policy | Activities | Mission Statement | Accelerated Reader Program | WSOE News | Sunshine State Young Readers' Award | FRA Children's Book Award | Quick Links


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    Mission Statement

    The mission of the South Ocala Elementary Media program is to ensure that the students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. This is accomplished by providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats; by providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas; and by working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students.


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    What's New in the Media Center


    AR Home Connect - Click here to get to the AR Home Connect Site 

    Your child uses a software program called Renaissance Place at school.  This program has a special feature called Renaissance Home Connect, which your child and you can access outside of school from any computer with an Internet connection.  This connections allows the teacher, you and your child to share information about his or her progress in Accelerated Reader.


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    Students in grades 3-5 across Florida voted for their favorite Sunshine State Young Readers' Award book.

    The South Ocala Media Center is happy to announce that they new Sunshine State Books are now available. They are all "The Buzz".  Remember you only need to read 3 to vote, but read more to earn great prizes!   Happy Reading Yellow Jackets!   For more information, look for the complete list of the Sunshine Books on the bottom of this page.


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    Media Center Hours

    7:25 - 1:55 Monday - Friday.

    Parents you are more than welcomed to come to the Media Center every morning Starting at 7:25 a.m. to take AR test with your child. 


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    Circulation Policy

    1. Students in Kindergarten may checkout one book each week. This book will be used in the classroom.
    2. Students in 1st - 5th grade may checkout 2 books for as long as one week.
    3. Students may renew a book for an additional week if no one else has requested it.
    4. There are no fines for overdue materials.
    5. Students may not checkout any materials if they have overdue, lost or damaged books that have not be returned, replaced, or paid for. 
    6. Students are also allowed to check out a 2nd Chance book if they have a lost or damaged book.

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    Gift Policy

    Gifts are always appreciated. They may be added to the Media Center collection or shared with teachers.


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    TV Broadcast Studio - Our studio televises live announcements. Student recognition is featured. Fifth grade students operate the entire show. The crew consists of anchors, camera and sound technicians, announcers, video mixer, and assistants.


    Accelerated Reader - A computerized reading program which allows students to take tests on books and earn rewards as they reach goals. Computers for AR testing are set up in the Media Center. Students may also take AR tests in their classrooms.


    Sunshine State Young Readers' Award - Each year Florida chooses 15 books to be on the Sunshine State list. This program is open to all 3rd - 5th grade students. Students must read 3 books from the list to be qualified to vote for the book they like best.


    Sunshine State Book Bowl - Students who have read 12 Sunshine Books by February may try out for the Sunshine Book Bowl. Five students will be chosen to be South Ocala's Book Bowl Team. They will compete against other schools teams in the county.


    Book Fair - South Ocala has two Scholastic Book Fairs a year. Book Fair provides the opportunity for students to purchase books that they can keep.


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    Quick Links