A Trip to Six Flags When You Read with Your Kids

It’s time to register for the Six Flags Read to Succeed program again.

If you’ve never participated in this program and live within 250 miles of a participating Six Flags theme park, you have been missing out on a great opportunity!

The Six Flags Read to Succeed program is designed to encourage kids in grades K-6 to read for fun. In exchange for six (yes, only 6!) hours of recreational reading, Six Flags will give you one free ticket to Six Flags per student who participates.  In addition, one “teacher” ticket is also given to each “class”.

Homeschoolers can now register as individual home schools. There’s no need to coordinate through your co-op or support group anymore.  Your class is each of your participating kids and you are the teacher.

So, in our case, E and Z, at ages 8 and 10, can participate. So, if they each read 6 hours for fun, then they’ll be able to get a Six Flags ticket. And I’ll get a Six Flags ticket.

Unfortunately J and K, at 13 and 15, have aged out of the program. But three free tickets are better than no free tickets.

For students who are learning to read and are unable to read on their own yet, you can count the time you spend reading aloud to them.  In our house, Little E will do her own reading this year. But I will be reading to Z as usual, as he is not reading independently yet.

The deadline to register and to complete the six hours of reading is Friday, March 1st, 2013.  The deadline to mail the handwritten reading logs is March 8th, 2013.  Tickets are emailed in late spring after the reading logs are verified.

The tickets are only good for select dates within the 2013 season and do expire. The valid admission dates and expiration date will be printed on the tickets when you receive them.  In past years, the expiration date has been in early to mid August. We tend to go near J’s birthday in early August, getting it in before the expiration date.

Six Flags Fiesta – 2011

Here’s how to register and get your free Six Flags Tickets:

1. Go to the Six Flags Read to Succeed website and Click the blue arrow button next to “Register for a new account”

2. Enter your email address and a password to register the account.

3. Select “Homeschool Students” when asked what type of students you are registering. (If your child is in public or private school, ask their teacher to register for this program)

4. Next, fill in your name as the teacher, your homeschool’s address and phone number, and how many students you have per grade level.

Note: If you are like me and don’t use grade levels, then use the grade levels that your student would be in if they were in public school.  So for Little E I put her in 3rd Grade, and Z is technically in 5th grade according to his speech therapy records.  No need to overthink this.

5. Next read through the important info Six Flags wants to make sure you understand (nothing crazy here, just the rules of the program) and click the boxes saying you understand.

6. Next Select which Six Flags theme park is closest to you. Your choices are:

  • Six Flags America, Baltimore, Maryland/Washington, DC
  • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, California
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio, Texas
  • Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey
  • Six Flags Great America, Chicago, Illinois
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain, Los Angeles, California
  • Six Flags New England, Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Six Flags Over Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington, Texas
  • Six Flags St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
  • The Great Escape, Lake George, New York

7. Next you’ll be given the opportunity to send out a tweet or facebook message to help promote the program. This is completely optional.

8. Once you have your account registered, now it’s time to start reading.  Be sure to keep a handwritten log of your child’s reading, as you’ll need to turn that into Six Flags by March 8th, 2013.

9. By or before Friday, March 1st, go back online to your account and click the tab that says “Your Students” and enter each of your participating students and the number of hours logged on their reading log.

Note: The reading log and the number you put in the control panel should match, as you will be submitting the reading logs by mail as well.

10. Then by March 8th, 2013, mail your handwritten reading logs to the Read to Succeed program.

It sounds like a lot of steps, but they don’t take very long.  It takes less than 5 minutes to register, about 5 minutes to enter your students and hours read, and then 5 minutes to address an envelope  and mail the reading logs.  The biggest investment of time is reading with your kids – which I hope you are doing anyway –  and writing down the books you read on the reading log.

If you have further questions, see the Six Flags FAQ for Homeschoolers

A small investment of paperwork for something you are doing already to get a day of fun at a Six Flags theme park. It’s a great deal. And my kids always have a blast!

This entry was posted in On Homeschooling and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

138 Responses to A Trip to Six Flags When You Read with Your Kids

  1. electrique says:

    Pour compléter vos achats en Trottinette électrique Auto, découvrez toute l’étendue de notre sélection Pour plus d’infos en Trottinette
    électrique Auto, suivez le information grâce à nos nombreux guides d’ achat
    en Auto Moto et GPS.

  2. Hmm it looks like your website ate my first comment (it
    was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up
    what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I too am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to the whole thing.

    Do you have any suggestions for inexperienced blog writers?

    I’d genuinely appreciate it.

  3. great site says:

    The study was a prospective evaluation of the
    association of prostate cancer and incident melanoma among
    42,372 white men in the Health Professionals’ Follow-Up Study
    (HPFS, 1986-2012).

  4. Dante says:

    Ao contrário de algumas culturas, podemos citar a cigana, nas sociedades ocidentais a gravidez
    na adolescência é vista como um grave problema.

  5. I savor, cause I found exactly what I was having a look for.
    You have ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day.

  6. This will be invaluable if you encounter any difficulties at a later date
    over money issues. Also if you can keep a binder that will
    hold all the information including brochures and online printouts, this will
    help you to stay organized. Pepper Spray is to be mounted next
    to one is bedroom bed where one sleeps in the event that someone enters into your
    personal space.

  7. Kelli says:

    They found that when mice had a hidden herpes infection, the germs reproduced more gradually and were less likely to kill the

  8. Please let me know if you’re looking for a author for your
    site. You have some really good articles and I feel I would be a
    good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d really like to write some articles for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine.

    Please send me an email if interested. Cheers!

  9. God rabat says:

    What’s up every one, here every one is sharing these familiarity, thus it’s nice
    to read this weblog, and I used to pay a quick visit this webpage everyday.

  10. If some one wishes to be updated with hottest technologies then he must be
    pay a quick visit this web page and be up to date all the time.

  11. I know this site provides quality based articles and extra data,
    is there any other site which offers these kinds of things in quality?

  12. Hi there colleagues, how is everything, and what you wish for to say regarding
    this piece of writing, in my view its really awesome for me.

  13. We’re suggesting you the very best and most secure SkillTwins Football Game Hack to make
    use of on this game.

    my blog: free hacking games online

  14. ????????? says:


  15. Sangat sesaat ini situs akan menjadi terkenal antara semua blogging dan situs-bangunan pemirsa, karena itu menyenangkan tulisan

  16. I pay a quick visit every day a few web pages and information sites to read content, except this weblog gives feature
    based content.

  17. Hello everyone, it’s my first visit at this web site, and piece of writing is genuinely fruitful in support of me, keep up posting
    such articles or reviews.

  18. masennus says:

    You’re so awesome! I do not believe I have read a single thing like this before.
    So nice to find someone with genuine thoughts
    on this subject matter. Seriously.. thank you for starting this up.
    This website is one thing that’s needed on the web, someone with some originality!

  19. Marie Hinton says:

    I am having trouble entering teachers who transferred from other schools in our district. I need to enter their students HELP

  20. Good day I am so glad I found your website, I really found you
    by mistake, while I was browsing on Digg for something else, Regardless I am here now and would just like to say cheers for a
    remarkable post and a all round enjoyable
    blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to browse it all at
    the moment but I have saved it and also added
    in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a great deal more,
    Please do keep up the superb b.

  21. En général, les plastiques de ces bols contiennent du Bisphénol A, certaines marques comme le KitchenAid Robotic
    ménager Artisan, proposent des modèles sans.

  22. ????????? says:


  23. Thanks on your marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed reading it, you can be a
    great author. I will always bookmark your blog and will eventually come
    back later in life. I want to encourage yourself
    to continue your great posts, have a nice afternoon!

  24. ??Rochelle?????????????????????????????????zip?download???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????rar????????????????????????????????rar???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????drop?????????????????????????????????????????????????

  25. But many of the successful enterprise folks you see roud you otherwise you hear being talked about have crosscutting characteristics, which actually
    make money from home them attain their targets regardless of the obstacles they encounter alongside the best way to

  26. Everything is very open with a precise explanation of the challenges.
    It was definitely informative. Your site is useful. Many thanks for sharing!

  27. Magnificent goods from you, man. I’ve take into accout your stuff previous to and you’re just extremely great.
    I actually like what you’ve got here, really like what you
    are stating and the way in which through which you are saying it.
    You are making it enjoyable and you continue to take care of to stay it sensible.
    I can not wait to learn far more from you. That is really a tremendous website.

  28. Hi everyone, it’s my first visit at this web site, and piece of writing is actually
    fruitful for me, keep up posting these types of articles.

  29. As a Newbie, I am continuously searching online for articles that can aid me.
    Thank you

  30. While the sport sequence is barely extra stealth based mostly than the GTA collection lots of the mechanics really feel the identical and the wealth of
    Hitman games ensures hours of gameplay.

  31. Jaco Rutto Tirimbi, you will have to apply
    using the above stage 2 select get password existing tax payer in case you have by no means
    utilized for it on-line.

  32. Never inculcate this habit, just does the situation.
    It likewise mean that you just have to assist keep tucking it back in again and
    again. The is actually not just finding it, but has a to afford the software.

  33. It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d
    most certainly donate to this brilliant blog!
    I suppose for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your
    RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to new updates and will
    share this site with my Facebook group. Talk soon!

  34. ?effrayés, de sorte que INTHE un clin d’œil ils ont tous pris la fuite, effrayé et confus beforeLong Gaos.Gaud, qui venait juste de retour de Paimpol, ramener à la maison son œuvre pour en soirée, avait vu tout cela de loin, et avait reconnu Granny INTHE groupe . Elle avidement se précipita pour apprendre ce qui se passait, ils andwhat avait fait pour elle; voir le chat, elle a compris tout cela. Elle liftedup ses yeux francs à Yann, qui n’a pas l’air de côté; ni pensé ofavoiding l’autre maintenant; mais ils ont tous deux rougit profondément et ils gazedrather surpris d’être si près de l’autre; mais sans haine, l’affection de almostAN ISLANDE, unis comme ils l’étaient dans cette impulsion commune de pitié andprotection.The écoliers avaient dû une rancune aux pauvres grimalkin morts forsome temps, parce que

  35. Gonzalo says:

    Every one of our SEO bundles are quarterly and
    could be upgraded or reduced from one quarter to the following.

  36. ???? says:


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>