What is the Renaissance National Honor Roll?
The Renaissance National Honor Roll program is designed to help guide educators to data targets that research has shown result in greater student growth through implementation strategies. It is available to teachers, librarians, and school administrators.
There are eight monthly challenges published August through March. The challenges are like bite-sized chunks of professional development to help educators improve implementation and get more out of the programs. The ultimate goal is to demonstrate student growth throughout the year. The final step of the process entails data submission for educators to show their achievement of the targets. Those who meet the targets will be recognized through an achievement kit that includes customizable digital student certificates, a classroom pennant, and a school banner.
Meet some of our Renaissance Honor Roll educators!
Southwestern Christian School
I have been an educator for the past 30 years and a principal for half of those years. I have also been married for 31 years and have three wonderful children who are all pursuing their degrees at the University of Arizona. I became a teacher because I love helping kids achieve their dreams and goals while growing in their faith. Since implementing the Accelerated Reader program at our school, I have seen a huge increase in students' passion for reading, motivation to grow in their reading skills, and growth in their overall reading comprehension levels. AR has proven to be an effective and successful program for helping students achieve reading success when implementing properly. Participating in the National Honor Roll program at the classrooms and school level provides motivation that together we succeed. It is a group effort through constant encouragement. Progress tracking helps students see how their personal improvement impacts their class and school. We celebrate steps along the way to achieving National Honor Roll status and this helps to motivate our students to continue to work towards the end prize. When a class reaches the their final goal, we celebrate with them as a school body remembering that we are in this together to grow and learn. We award each class with a special certificate during our chapel time and recognize before their parents and peers. We also celebrate their achievement with large signs on their classroom doors proudly announcing that they have reached their goal! We are proud to be a National Honor Roll school once again!
2nd grade teacher
Venice Christian School
I am a second grade teacher in Fl. I love teaching second grade and encouraging my little ones to serve the Lord through reading and working hard! This is my fourth year as an honor roll classroom. I love the Accelerated Reader program and have seen amazing success since I've started using it. We always lvoe to read a book and follow up with the movie. Its fun and we love to do comparisons... generally we like to book better!
2nd grade teacher
I am a second grade teacher in Pinedale, Wyoming. This is my 11th year teaching. My greatest success is my students love of literature! I participate in Renaissance National Honor Roll to network and learn from other teachers, share ideas, and learn about best practices. This year my 2nd grade class of 18 students have read 4,783,315 words.
2nd Grade Teacher
Freddy Gonzalez Elementary
I teach 2nd grade. I love working with the students, helping them achieve their Accelerated Reader goals. My greatest success is having my whole class make not only meet their weekly set goals but also their goals set for every six weeks. The Renaissance National Honor Roll program provides me with the most recent information and I am able to communicate with other teachers about what they are doing as well. My student love reading novels and doing read aloud discussions!
Magnolia Park Elementary
I have been teaching public school first grade and kindergarten for 46 years. I love kindergarten because of the growth that occurs in one year. I teach in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. I am very proud to be part of this amazing school family. My children love reading. I have personally seen the importance of reading practice. My children read every day and most of them read every night with their parents. I am very proud of the progress they all make by the end of the year.
Southwestern Christian School
I'm a middle school English teacher with a 7th grade homeroom. My greatest success with Accelerated Reader is that my students are reading more! For variety my class likes to read in unique places around the classroom.
4th Grade Teacher
Pharr San Juan Alamo
I'm currently in my 6th year as an educator. This is my 4th year teaching the 4th grade. My greatest success with Accelerated Reader this year was able to motivate 100% of my ELL students to read in both languages. We make a big deal about students completing their reading goals every 6 weeks.
3rd grade Teacher
Caledonia Elementary School
I teach third grade, all subjects, at Caledonia Elementary School in Caledonia, MS. I love my third graders! The Accelerated Reader program helps keep the kids accountable. The students like to have something to work for and are excited when we make our goals. We ask our students to answer a math question before lining up for lunch and/or special class.
John McKeever Elementary
I've been teaching 3rd grade for 7 years. This is the 3rd year in a row that my class participates in the AR National Honor Roll. I have seen major growth in my students reading levels using the AR program faithfully. I participate in the Renaissance National Honor Roll because I love to encourage my students to meet their Reading goals and make them active participants in the process. My students enjoy seeing their reports weekly to see where they stand with their levels.
4th Grade Teacher
Palmira Mendiola Elementary School
I'm a 4th grade dual language teacher. I love to teach and enjoy reading. I love when the students love for reading grows through out the year. My classroom loves to read Harry Potter books and we have transform the classroom into Hogwarts!
2nd grade ELA teacher
Ernest Gallet Elementary
I’m a 2nd grade ELA teacher in Youngsville, Louisiana. My students have grow so much this school year. They have developed a love for Reading. We set rigorous goals and strive hard everyday to achieve them. Participating in National Honor Roll helps me track their data and helps students achieve their goals.
2nd and 3rd Grade Teacher
La Verne Heights Elementary
I’ve been teaching 10 years in the Bonita Unified School District. I have taught second grade for nine years. This year I have a second and third combo class. Accelerated Reader gets my students excited about reading. Honor Roll has helped me keep my students on track and check their progress more often. Our school does monthly paw rallies for students who meet reading criteria.