Welcome to the Media Center
The RPS Media Center's mission is to expose students to a variety of books while they are learning to become independent readers. We desire to instill a love of reading while teaching students how to access information in the library. The Media Center is a stimulating and welcoming place where students can choose books to gain knowledge or to simply read for fun.
Renaissance Place Enterprise
First, a student’s optimal reading level is determined through the STAR assessment. This assessment provides information on a student’s overall reading ability and suggests a range of book levels for each student called the “zone of proximal development”, or ZPD. Teachers then set an individualized reading practice goal based on reading quantity, quality, and difficulty and monitor progress toward those goals. Students then select books on the ZPD level and read to take AR tests. AR offers more than 150,000 quizzes on both fiction and nonfiction titles. These quizzes ask questions that measure a student’s comprehension of a book.
Renaissance Home Connect
Parents have Renaissance Home Connect. With this program, parents can access real-time information in English or Spanish to stay up to date and keep their children motivated. Parents can get emails and alerts when their child takes a quiz. Students and parents can see progress toward reading goals, conduct book searches using AR BookFinder, review AR quiz results, and view the number of books and words read. AR Book Finder is a program that will tell you the level of every AR book.
To log in to Renaissance Home Connect
Website: Renaissance Home Connect
Username: Your child's username that they log in with at school
Password: Your child's password that they use at school
*Does not allow quizzing in Accelerated Reader from home.
Alabama Virtual Library
The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research. Through the AVL, an equitable core of information sources is available to every student and citizen in Alabama, raising the level of excellence in schools and communities across the state.
Our library sponsors a book fair during the spring of the school year to provide our students with a wide variety of excellent books. Proceeds from the book fair provide funding for the library to purchase additional resources for students.
This website teaches kids about internet safety. It contains games, ebooks, and videos.
This nonprofit organization helps families make good media choices in the ever-changing world of technology
Search book titles to find out their AR levels