The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


Summer Reading Program

The 2018 Summer Reading Program is currently full. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions or if you would like to be added to the waitlist. Thank you!

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.

2018 Program Information

The 2018 Summer Reading Program is scheduled to take place during the weeks of June 11th and June 18th. Literacy M.Ed. candidates will work with students from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on June 11, 12, 13, 14 and again from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on June 18, 19, 20, and 21.

2018 Program Application

All application materials (a parent application, teacher referral, and release form) must be on file in order to reserve a spot for your child.
Parent Application
Teacher Referral
Release and Hold Harmless Form
(The parent application and teacher referral are online forms. The Release and Hold Harmless form may be scanned and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , faxed to (843) 953-7258, or brought to the School of Education office in Capers 307.)

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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