Read 3 Books in 4 Months - Earn 1 Credit
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Read without limits with thousands of opportunities to customize your learning needs.
Why take a Directed Reading course?
Study at your own pace
Dr. Jim Etter, President of Citizens High School, wrote a blog about Directed Reading. Read it here!
Citizens Directed Reading Program offers a number of subject areas that allow the student to study in areas of strong interest that are not covered or offered at their local school, or the student wants to study an area of interest in much depth.
These Directed Reading courses can be used to support your local high school diploma plan as electives, dual credit or to support after graduation plans to assist with college acceptance, career enhancement, or a special life interest.
Middle School 7th and 8th grade students can earn high school credit with Directed Reading courses
The student pursues their chosen Directed Reading subject area under the guidance of a CHS faculty member.
Try a course demo to experience the Direct Reading framework
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African Americans & the Civil Rights Movement
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College Football Directed Reading
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Choosing your own Directed Reading books
In each course, you will be provided a specific link to access your selected books. CHS uses a variety of Open Education Reading Resources to provide all students with free online access to your selected e-books. However, in some cases, you may need to use your local library to gain access to your book of choice.
For complete details please see the CHS Find Your Book Explainer.
3 Books - 4 Months - 1 Credit
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CHS Courses are only $79 per month! When you finish the course, you’re billing automatically stops.
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Directed Reading Courses
One credit guaranteed transfer
2/3/4 month course length
Read without limits
Customize your reading
A Companion Course Often Taken with Directed Reading
Improve Your Reading Skills and Earn 1 Credit
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