The Accelerated Reader program helps St. Linus students develop a love of reading and strong reading skills. The web-based program from Renaissance Learning Company is used in conjunction with STAR Reading Assessments. The programs evaluate students' reading levels, help them select books within their appropriate range, and assesses their level of reading comprehension for the novels the students have chosen to read. Parents are encouraged to be involved in Accelerated Reader especially when children are choosing books to read. The AR Home Connect tool allows parents to monitor their child's book choices and reading progress, and has many valuable tools and resources, such as AR Book Finder. We encourage all parents and students to utilize the Accelerated Reader program as a way to inspire your child's love for reading and learning, and to develop English and Language Arts skills.