Summer Reading Lists

Summer Reading Lists, Assignments, Rubric

2017 Summer Reading List - Grade 6 (PDF) (Accessible RTF)
2017 Summer Reading List - Grade 7 (PDF) (Accessible RTF)
2017 Summer Reading List - Grade 8 (PDF) (Accessible RTF)
2017 Summer Reading List - Grade 9 (PDF) (Accessible RTF)
2017 Summer Reading List - Grade 10 (PDF) (Accessible RTF)
2017 Summer Reading List - Grade 11 (PDF) (Accessible RTF)
2017 Summer Reading List - Grade 12 (PDF) (Accessible RTF)

2017 Summer Reading Parent Letter (PDF) (Accessible RTF)
2017 Summer Reading Option 1 Assignments (PDF) (Accessible RTF)
2017 Summer Reading Option 1 Rubric (Accessible RTF)

All students entering grades 6-12 for the 2017-2018 school-year are required to complete a summer reading assignment.  All students who enroll in Rockdale County Public Schools before August 7th are required to complete the summer reading assignments.  For Summer 2017,  we are offering two summer reading options for students.

1. Students must read one book from the required reading list for the grade level they will enter August 2017.
2. Students must complete three short assignments on the required book they selected; these are due August 11th. The specific guidelines and rubric for the assignments are included on this page. 
3.    All students, including those in Program Challenge (gifted) or Excel (advanced) courses, may select any book on their respective grade level lists. There is not a separate book list for PC/Excel students.


(available only to students who had Achieve 3000 access during the 2016-2017 school year) In the Achieve 3000 on-line platform, your child will read high-interest, informational articles, customized to match his/her specific reading level. Each article includes a variety of fun activities to improve your child’s comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills. Students who choose Option 2 should log into Achieve 3000 by using their Clever login (click here). Please write down your child’s Clever login username/password before the end of the school year as there is not an option to retrieve forgotten username/password from this site. Please note that students can only access Achieve 3000 until June 30th. 

1. Students must complete a minimum of 10 activities on the Achieve 3000 platform. 
A complete activity consists of:
     a. Responding to the Before Reading Poll,
     b. Reading the Article,
     c. Answering the Activity Questions, 
     d. Responding to the After Reading Poll, and
     e. Answering the open-ended Thought Question (only required for 3 of the 10 articles).
2. Students must score a minimum average of 75% on 10 reading activities. You will see the score in the program platform.
3.     All students, including those in Program Challenge (gifted) or Excel (advanced) courses will complete the same Achieve 3000 assignment. There is not a separate Achieve 3000 assignment for PC/Excel students. 

If a student does not complete all 10 activities by June 30th, he/she will have to complete Option 1. 

If you have questions about the Summer Reading Requirements, please contact your child’s school.

Special Note: RCPS is pleased to announce that students may check out titles from the summer reading lists and other books from the "Be Bright, Eat Right Rockdale" Summer Feeding Program. School buses will visit neighborhoods each day to deliver lunches and books. Please note that the Nancy Guinn Memorial Library has limited copies from the Summer Reading List, so we strongly encourage students to take advantage of this additional resource. 

Free Summer Books for Elementary Grades

(Video on how to register)
(PDF on how to register) (PDF en Español)


Register at
Under "Job Title", type in Reader.
Under "School", if your child is not enrolled in school yet, type in Get Georgia Reading.

1. After you register, you will receive instructions on your county login within 48 hours.
2. Go to
3. Click the "Log In Now" button and enter the following information:
School Name: Get Georgia Reading, Georgia Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (Begin typing and select from the drop-down menu.)
User Name: included in registration instructions
Password: read
4.     Click on the "Sign In" button, select a book, and start reading.

(PDF on how to register) (PDF en Español)

Summer Feeding

Click here for the free summer meals program for children and teens called "Be Bright, Eat Right Rockdale".  RCPS, Rockdale Emergency Relief, and BOLD Ministries partner to deliver free meals for students at neighborhood locations Monday to Friday during the summer.

RCPS Summer Programs

Click here for more RCPS Summer Enrichment Programs, Summer Camps, Athletic Workshops, STEAM Programs, middle school orientation programs, virtual classes for credit, credit recovery, and more.