Read2succeed Program

In partnership with the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools (FOCPS), the OCPS Curriculum and Digital Learning department offers Read2Succeed (R2S), a tutoring program to support students who need a little extra assistance to develop their literacy skills in kindergarten, first, and second grades.

FOCPS seeks grants from local and national community partners to provide funding for training volunteer tutors, stipends for certified reading assistants, program management, books and other materials necessary to conduct the program free of charge for our students.

Tutors are recruited, trained and then matched with students at participating OCPS elementary schools. Tutors utilize a highly effective step-by-step curriculum that incorporates pre- and post-tests to monitor student progress weekly throughout the school year.

Read2Succeed offers a Kindergarten program taught by certified teachers which helps students master foundational reading skills. First grade students focus on vocabulary skills. Tutors use a read-aloud approach to teach high-utility vocabulary. Each session culminates in a journaling activity that requires the student to apply the new vocabulary in a different context. Students build a home library with books from the program during the course of the school year. Second grade students build fluency through “The Six-Minute Solution,” a research-based program that quickly builds fluency through interactive, repeated readings of high-interest passages. In all grades, Read2Succeed strives to foster a love of reading, sharpen reading skills, and build student self-confidence. In addition, R2S tutors provide a caring relationship giving students the extra attention needed to succeed in school.

To become a Read2Succeed volunteer reading tutor, please register at or


OCPS prepares an annual summer reading campaign to encourage students to continue to read throughout the summer months. Research shows that students who do not read during the summer months may experience “summer slide.” To prevent this summer learning loss, OCPS offers a summer reading website,, which provides parents and students with age-appropriate book lists and other educational resources.