The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

Summer Reading Program

The waitlist for the 2017 Summer Reading Program is now closed. Please check back in February 2018 for dates and application information for the 2018 Summer Reading Program.

What is The Citadel's Summer Reading Program?

Forty years ago, Dr. Dan Ouzts founded The Citadel’s Summer Reading Program to reach Lowcountry students in kindergarten through 9th grade who are reading below grade level. Each summer, Literacy M.Ed candidates, all of whom are certified teachers, work one-on-one with enrolled students. After using a variety of assessment tools to identify each student’s strengths and needs, candidates develop and implement an individualized literacy intervention program. The goals of the program are two-fold: (1) to build foundational literacy skills, such as comprehension, fluency, phonemic awareness, and vocabulary; and (2) to develop life-long readers and learners.

In the News: Literacy Education and the Summer Reading Program

Please Click Here to read an article from the 2015 issue of The Citadel magazine featuring the Summer Reading Program at the Zucker Family School of Education.

Who is eligible?

Lowcountry students entering kindergarten through 9th grade who have been identified as reading below grade level.

What is the cost of the Summer Reading Program?

It’s free! However, students will need their own transportation to and from campus (Capers Hall) each day.

2017 Program Information

The 2017 Summer Reading Program is scheduled to take place during the weeks of June 12th and June 19th. Literacy M.Ed. candidates will work with students from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on June 12, 13, 14, 15 and again from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on June 19, 20, 21, and 22.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

Dr. Robin Jocius
Assistant Professor of Education
Coordinator, Summer Reading Program
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 843.953.9686

Mailing Address:
The Summer Reading Program
Capers #307
171 Moultrie St.
Charleston, SC 29409

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