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Reading Improvement Program

Improve Your Reading Skills and Earn 1 Credit

Citizens High School has partnered with Reading Plus to Offer a 1 Credit Reading Improvement Program

2-3 Hours Per Week of Study Time!

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All students with personalized reading instructions

English language learners with effective reading instruction

Help struggling readers 

Give parents, mentors, and teachers actional data

Adult learners with personalized reading instruction

Homeschool students that need personalized reading instruction 

International students

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How it works

Step #1

Take the FREE 30 to 40 Minute Reading Assessment——-No Obligation

Simply fill in the Reading Assessment Application below and you will receive an email containing assessment instructions and additional information on how to proceed:

The assessment is 100% private. It is your personal assessment

In just 30-40 minutes you have a clear, comprehensive picture of your skills and ability in: 

  • Silent reading fluency
  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary

Step #2

Evaluate the comprehensive set of results you receive upon completion of your reading assessment.
  • The evaluation report will show the initial placement grade level of comprehension, vocabulary and silent reading rate
  • The evaluation report will also provide placement and a schedule of recommendation actions

Step #3

Decide if you want to register for the Reading Improvement Course.
  • If you are interested in enrolling in the Reading Improvement Course,  simply click on the Enroll Now and begin the registration process
  • If you decide not to enroll there is nothing else you will need to do

  • Whichever your decision, CHS would like to thank you for taking this opportunity and we ask that you tell a friend of this “free” opportunity to evaluate their reading 

Exceptional Learning at the Right Price

Reading Assessment

FREE
  • 100% Private Grade Placement

Improvement Course

$ 135 1 credit/year
  • Self paced

A Companion Course Often Taken With Reading Improvement

Directed Reading Course

Read 3 Books – In 4 Months – Earn 1 Credit

The Worlds Largest Selection of High School Directed Reading Courses

Read Without Limits with Thousands of Opportunities to Customize Your Learning Needs

The student pursues their chosen Directed Reading subject area under the guidance of a CHS faculty member.

During this directed reading topic, students will examine the role of the military and conflict on both the ancient and modern world.  Students will read and analyze the strategic, technological, cultural, and political influence of warfare on human history and the development of civilizations from Ancient Greece to the war in Afghanistan. Coming mid-June 2021

This directed reading topic allows students who have an interest’s social justice topics to discover more information and become active on topics that interest them. Students will read and analyze about various social movements related to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, and class. Discover which social justice issues matter most to you and learn how to become a force of positive change in your community and the world. Coming mid-June 2021

This directed reading topic allows students who have an interest in African-American studies to learn more about the history, cultural impact, and current events of African-Americans.  Students will learn about selected individuals who have shaped and been shaped by African-American struggles for freedom and justice.  Students will be able to travel back in time and see the world of injustice, struggle, racism and deliberation that as impacted the life of African-Americans for centuries.

Course topics currently available include:  African-Americans in Sports, African-Americans and the Civil Rights Movement, African-Americans and US History, African-Americans in the Civil War, African-Americans in the Modern Day, African-Americans in Culture, and African-Americans in Sociology. Visit the program page here and the online course catalog here.

Global Cultures and Societies is a directed reading topic that examines the world from several competing perspectives such as sociology, education, politics, history, economics, business, geography, and international affairs. This topic will familiarize students with these terms through the exploration of literature. Using a holistic perspective, this topic will cross-culturally examine key facets of global society to show how culture shapes our global worldview. Coming mid-June 2021

This directed reading topic allows students who have an interest in Latin-American studies to learn more about the history, cultural impact, and current events of Latin-Americans. Students will study in-depth the cultural and ethnic distinctions that exist between Latin-American countries, both historical and contemporary.  Students will also be able to study topics and events that currently impact Latin-Americans. Coming mid-June 2021

This directed reading topic guides students through purposeful, meaningful explorations of rich, complex literature. Cultivate a love of reading with some of the most beloved literary works including Newbery Medal and Honor titles, timeless classics, and young adult literature.  Students will be able to focus on specific genres, timeframes, or collections. Coming mid-June 2021

This directed reading topic allows students who have an interest in the Bible to discover more information and go in-depth on topics that interest them.  Students will be able to learn more about the context of the verses, the history surrounding the Bible, its impact on our ethics, and how we apply it to our daily lives.

Course topics currently available include:  Old Testament, New Testament, Christian Philosophy, World Religions, Paul’s Epistles, Bible and Ethics, Biblical History, The Pentateuch, The Life of Jesus  (Should also have a link to the sub-catalog). Visit the program page here and the online course catalog here

This directed reading topic allows students who have an interest in the Current Events facing our nation or internationally to discover more information and go in-depth on the current events that interest them.  Using current events, this directed reading topic allows students to focus their learning on the history of the event, provide greater background knowledge, or study other places or people who have experienced the same event. Coming mid-June 2021

This directed reading topic allows students to examine the American Civil War, the conflict that defined the United States. Students will read about the timeframe stretching from the Compromise of 1850 to the Presidential election of 1876, as well as the various reasons for the war, the combat, the eventual outcome, and the Reconstruction Period. Coming mid-June 2021

This Directed Reading topic allows students who have an interest in Sports in America to learn more about the history of Sports in America, its cultural impact, and current events that are shaping the sports industry today.  Students will be able to focus on specific sports, athletes or coaches, or examine the impact that sports and television have had on society. 

Course topics currently available include:  College Football. Visit the course catalog here.

This directed reading topic provides students with a basic understanding of civic life, politics, and government. Students will read on how the democratic processes work, as well as how to engage in these processes.

This directed reading topic allows students who have an interest in music and culture to learn more about music and its cultural impact.  Students will learn about selected genres of music and artists that have shaped American Culture. Coming mid-June 2021

This directed reading topic is designed to increase students’ knowledge of the literary genre known as Science Fiction. Emphasis will be on the study of literature–novels and short fiction–that depicts our future world, visionary scientific endeavor, and conflicts between humans, aliens, and sentient technology.

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FAQs

The assessment take about 45 minutes to complete and your results are immediate.

The average student spends 2 to 3 hours per week and competes the course in about 4 months. However, students work at their own pace and can complete as quickly as 1 month or up to 1 year.

Yes. Citizens High School is regionally accredited, just like all public schools in the US. However, it is up to your local school to accept transfer credit. CHS has a Guarantee Credit Transfer Request you can send to you high school counselor to ensure that your course will transfer.

Yes. Directed Reading and Reading Improvement are companion courses. The better you are at the life skill of reading, equips you with a broader capacity for understanding the challenges in life and bring about success.

Reading Plus technical specifications can be found here.

Yes

Yes, 7th & 8th grade students can earn high school credit for both the Reading Improvement Course and the Directed Reading Course. Check with your future high school counselor to see how these credits will fit in your future high school program. CHS has a Guarantee Credit Transfer Request you can send to you high school counselor to ensure that your course will transfer.

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