Summer Reading Program
The 2019 Summer Reading Program is currently full. Please check with us next summer!
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.
Who do I contact if I have more questions?
Dr. Robin Jocius
Assistant Professor of Education
Coordinator, Summer Reading Program
The Summer Reading Program
171 Moultrie St.
Charleston, SC 29409