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Accelerated Reading begins in 1st grade at ACA and is continued until 12th grade for most students. Each grade is required to earn a different amount of points. AR points do not start "rolling over" into the following term until 3rd grade, however, AR points do NOT roll over into the next school year for any grade. Please see each grade level's information below. You may contact your child's reading teacher if your child is in elementary school, or all parents may contact Mrs. Sprayberry for any AR or Library related questions.  
 

 

Middle School
AR Points Information

 

6th grade Students

These students’ AR grade each 9-week term is averaged into their English grade as a test grade. Students are to accumulate 35 points in each 9-week period in order to receive 100% as the test grade. If the students stick to this goal of 35 points per each 9 weeks, they will reach the goal of 140 AR points by the end of the year! All “extra” points do roll over from term to term. Points do not roll over from year to year. 

6th Grade Goals for the end of each term:
1st 9-week Term – 35 points
2nd 9-week Term –70 points
3rd 9-week Term – 105 points
4th 9-week Term – 140 points 

 

7th & 8th grade Students

These students must earn 168 AR points total by the end of the year in order to earn the grade of a 100 on the Report Card in May. 

MS AR Goals for the end of each term:
End of 1st Term Goal — 42 points
End of 2nd Term Goal — 84 points
End of 3rd Term Goal — 126 points
End of 4th Term Goal — 168 points
 
MS – Extra-Curricular Activity –
Points Required for ‘D’ by End of Grace Period 

1st Grace Period  — 25 points
2nd Grace Period — 50 points
3rd Grace Period  — 75 points
4th Grace Period  — 100 points
 
MS AR Goals for the Report Card Grade
at end of school year:

168 points = 100 grade
152 points =  90 grade
136 points =  80 grade
117 points =  70 grade
100 points =  60 grade

 

High School
AR Points Information


9th-12th grade Students

These students must earn 180 AR points total by the end of the year in order to earn the grade of a 100 on the Report Card in May.
 
HS AR Goals for the end of each term:
End of 1st Term Goal  — 45 points
End of 2nd Term Goal — 90 points
End of 3rd Term Goal  — 135 points
End of 4th Term Goal  — 180 points
 
HS – Extra-Curricular Activity –
AR Points Required for ‘D’ by End of Grace Period
1st Grace Period  — 27 points
2nd Grace Period — 54 points
3rd Grace Period  — 81 points
4th Grace Period  — 108 points

HS AR Goals for the Report Card Grade
at end of school year:
180 points = 100 grade
163 points =  90 grade
144 points =  80 grade
127 points =  70 grade
108 points =  60 grade

 

See the AR Home Connect Tab for accessing a student's account from home. All tests are taken at school from the school's network. 

Please contact Daphne Sprayberry with any questions - dsprayberry@acacademy.com

MS & HS
AR Grades

The grade you see on FACTS is a “progress” grade. If you click on the grade, you will be able to view the number of points you currently have on the next page. Students should still be striving for a high AR grade each 9 weeks. This will benefit the students at the end of the school year when the total number of points are due.
AR points on FACTS are updated each weekend.
There is not a grade for AR until the final report card for the school year. However, to participate in extracurricular activities students must meet certain requirements.