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Students are required to take Accelerated Reader tests on all assigned and choice novels. There are no AR tests on movies, but students should be ready for some type of assessment when school starts.

Summer Reading and Viewing Requirements

Additional Reading Opportunity

During the summer, all STM students may earn an additional 50/50 or 100/100 for the first quarter by earning a specified number of AR points in addition to their required reading. Books may be found using AR Bookfinder.

  • For a bonus 50/50 grade: earn 10 AR points through extra summer reading
  • For a bonus 100/100 grade: earn 20 AR points through extra summer reading

Please note:

  • Points earned from required summer reading do NOT count toward this bonus grade.
  • These additional/bonus points do NOT count toward students’ mandatory first-quarter AR reading requirement.

Students may not test on books that appear on our Exclusion List, which should be checked before beginning any novel of choice. Current movies made from books are automatically on the exclusion list when released.

Early Testing Dates

  • June 22 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • July 27 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • August 10 | 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Orientation Day)

Testing will take place in the STM Library .


Testing Deadlines

Students may test before/after school and during lunch periods before their deadline.

Seniors | August 15
Juniors | August 16
Sophomores | August 17
Freshmen | August 17