December 6, 2011
Six Flags Offers Free Tickets to Students to Promote Literacy
2012 ‘Read to Succeed’ Registration Now Open for K-6 Teachers and Students
Six Flags Over Georgia and Discovery Education are partnering together to offer free admission to the Southeast theme park for K-6 students that participate in Read to Succeed, an online program geared to encourage students to read outside of the classroom.
Students who complete six hours of non-school-related reading, such as picture books, newspapers, comic books, novels and nonfiction materials, are eligible to earn a free admission ticket. Teachers with 10 or more students who participate in and complete the program are also eligible to earn a free ticket. Read to Succeed registration is now open for all schools online at http://discoveryeducation.com/readtosucceed.
“In 2011, more than 1,600 schools participated in this program throughout the Southeast,” said Melinda Ashcraft, Park President. “We hope to increase that number next year by encouraging more teachers to sign up their classrooms and help promote literacy in our communities.”
The deadline for registration is March 1, 2012. Teachers are highly encouraged to register before the holidays to provide their students with enough time to complete the required six hours of reading.
For more information or to register for the Read to Succeed program, visit http://discoveryeducation.com/readtosucceed.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with approximately $1.0 billion in revenue and 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For more than 50 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Communications DISCA revolutionized television with Discovery Channel and is now transforming classrooms through Discovery Education. Powered by the number one nonfiction media company in the world, Discovery Education combines scientifically proven, standards-based digital media and a dynamic user community in order to empower teachers to improve student achievement. Already, more than half of all U.S. schools access Discovery Education digital services. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.