Anderson Children's Foundation

Accelerated Reader (2017-2018)

Coral Mountain Academy is home to 970 students, 99% of whom are Hispanic and come from low-income families. For many of these students, English is their second language.

All academic learning starts with reading, and reading skills are vital to school success. Renaissance Learning is a program designed as a systematic approach to guide each student from second to sixth grade, helping them improve their reading level. Students are quizzed daily on texts they read, then receive instant feedback. Students earn a set amount of points once they pass quizzes. These points are applied to weekly and trimester goals, and they serve as a point of motivation and excitement. This system allows students to set goals and take pride in achieving them. Ultimately, these students will develop a lifelong love for reading that also instills motivation and ambition.