High School Library
Portage Area Junior-Senior High School Library
Independent Reading Program -- Quiz List Expanded to 20,000 Titles!
All students in the Portage Area
Junior-Senior High School must read books on their own as a graduation
requirement. Computerized multiple-choice quizzes are used to test
students on they books they've chosen. In November 2008 the district
purchased all available quizzes from the Scholastic Company, expanding
the high school's selection from 3,000 to over 20,000.
Click here for a list of available quizzes.
Library Science Classes
Students in grades 7 and 10 attend library science classes for half of the school year. The younger students study the basics of using the school and other libraries: the different types of library materials, the location of various items, the use of call numbers and the electronic card catalog, and writing bibliographies. The older students focus on electronic sources of information (most accessed via the internet), learning to distinguish between reliable and questionable sources of information, and citing sources.