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Accelerated Reader
AR Home Connect

HMS uses a software program called Renaissance Place at school. This program has a special feature called Renaissance Home Connect, which  you can access outside of school from any computer with an Internet connection. Renaissance Home Connect is fun and easy to use. It allows the teacher, parents, and student to share information about the student's progress in Accelerated Reader. You can log in to Renaissance Home Connect from any computer with an Internet connection and compatible browser. You will need the student's username and password to login.  If you'd like to receive emails showing your student's quiz or test results, click the Email Setup link in Renaissance Home Connect and follow the directions. To be sure these emails reach your inbox, add to your address book.

AR Book Find

Searching for books with a corresponding Renaissance Accelerated Reader® quiz is easy with Accelerated Reader Bookfinder®. Students, teachers, parents, and librarians can search in English or Spanish using criteria such as ATOS book level or a Lexile™ measure, interest level, title, author, fiction/nonfiction, subject, award-winners, state lists, CCSS Exemplars, and more.

Use this link to find books within student's reading levels.

Books online

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress invites people of all ages to discover the fascinating people, places and events that await you whenever you read.

Smithsonian Libraries

Epic! Books for Kids


Newsela is a website that rewrites news articles and other informational texts at five different reading levels to make it possible for students of all ages to read them.

Links for school resources

Shortcut to Clever login.

Clever is a simple single sign on (SSO) solution for Elmore County Public Schools' students, teachers, and administrators to sign in to their favorite district approved applications.


Shortcut to Canvas login. (Link is also available in Clever.)

Canvas is an easy-to-use, cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that connects all the digital tools and resources teachers use into one simple place. It integrates seamlessly with hundreds of apps, empowering teachers and students with countless tools to make teaching and learning easier and more fun.

Office 365

In order to help our students prepare for sucess, this year, we're providing Office to every student free of charge. With Office ProPlus, your child will now have access to the latest version of Word, for writing; Excel, for spreadsheets; PowerPoint, for presentations; OneNote, for organization and note taking; OneDrive for Business; for storing, collaborating, sharing, and syncing files, Outlook; for email; and much more!

  • Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets (including iPad!)
  • Use with OneDrive for automatic device syncing
  • Gain valuable skill on the world's most popular productivity software
  • Office subscription lasts for as long as your child is a student here and the program continues
  • One TB (terabyte) of memory!!


Your child will need their district username and password to sign in. For more information or frequently asked questions about Office 365 ProPlus visit the Information Technology (IT) Services page here. If you have trouble installing Office, this guide may resolve your issue:

Helpful Websites
Alabama Virtual Library

The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research. Through the AVL, an equitable core of information sources is available to every student and citizen in Alabama, raising the level of excellence in schools and communities across the state.

ALEX (Alabama Learning Exchange)

ALEX, a project of the Alabama Department of Education, is designed to index and share many types of educational materials and information through a time-saving, one-stop resource for educators, parents, and students.  The majority of these rich resources (lesson plans, Web links, and interactive activities) are located and connected to the Alabama Courses of Study by National Board Certified Teachers. By sharing the wealth of expertise and knowledge now available through ALEX, Alabama‘s best educators, and the youth of Alabama are poised to benefit from the best of the Web!

CNN News for Kids

Alabama Homework Help

Cool Math

APT Plus



This link can only be accessed within our local network. The link is available during daily morning announcements only.