Cornerstone requires that students finishing grades fifth through eighth read two books and take tests about those books over the summer. This is part of their first semester English grade. Students that read four books, take the tests, and register/pay are eligible to attend the Summer Read field trip. The Summer Read field trip takes place in the beginning of the school year on a full day of school.
Students must pass each test with 60 percent or more to be eligible for the Summer Read field trip, and also to receive credit toward their English grade. All books have been previously read and approved by the summer reading committee. The summer reading book lists will be available in May.