The mission of the Sunset school library program is to ensure that students are effective users of ideas and information; students are empowered to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.
Students use their student ID number to check out books, novels, textbooks, graphing calculators (limited) and Chromebooks from the SHS Media Center. The typical checkout period for books is three weeks. Email reminders will be sent for overdue books. Lost items will be charged a full replacement cost.
Students have access to a wide variety of resources, databases, eBooks, and reference material on the HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY RESOURCES page. Usernames and passwords are required for some of the resources for home access. Select the icon on the library resource page called "Passwords" for password information (BSD student account required to view).
Students use the Destiny Library Catalog on the Library Resource page to search for print, eBooks, and electronic items available at Sunset or place them on hold. eBooks can be read on student issued Chromebooks or personal devices using the Sora app.
The Media Center is open every school day from 7am - 4pm. There is an optional supervised HomeWork Club on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm where students may receive additional help with their coursework.
#SunsetReads is the all-school choice reading program. We encourage free choice reading during ELA classes and Apollo Time to expose students to a wide variety of literature and to help them build reading stamina.
The Library also organizes fun library programs for all to participate like Teen Read Week, Banned Books Week, Poetry Month, etc. Check out book reviews and events on our website: bit.ly/sunsetreads.
Apollo Press Student Publishing Center
The Apollo Press Publishing Center is located in the back of the main Media Center space. Students have access to a mini 3D printer, 3D pens, book binding machine, color printer, Cricut cutting machine, green screen, iPads, microphones, Makerspace activities (Sphero, Makey Makey, paper circuits, etc) and lots of art supplies. It is open every school day from 7 am - 4 pm.