We believe that the most important skill our students must possess is the ability to read. Reading is the gateway to a life of opportunities. All students have individualized, annual reading goals and over the course of the academic year, we track and celebrate both overall academic growth in terms of grade level reading proficiency. In addition to embedding literacy across all content areas, our students have 30 minutes of dedicated time daily with specific reading interventions also offered to our students who most need them. Success in college and beyond demands strong reading, writing, and discussion skills regardless of the major/field of study that a student chooses.