Celebration Education uses themes to organize all the learning for the year. Each year is a different theme, as chosen by families. Each week is a different topic based on the theme. Weekly classes integrate several school subjects such as math, reading, social studies, science, language arts, etc. The weekly topic can be enjoyed in workshop classes, at field trips, in theme parks, and on Minecraft!
Year-long theme for 2018-2019
Discover the Hero's Journey in five great stories

Each student is the hero in their own journey as they go on adventure, accept challenges, and work toward victory.

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Download a printable schedule.

Five six-week components in the year.

Each component has a focus on a classic story.

September 4: Opening Celebration and Parent Orientation

Component I: The Odyssey by Mary Pope Osborne

(The six "books" are stories in two books: Part One and Part Two)

9/10-9/14     Ancient Greece (Book One in Part One)

9/17-9/21      Ancient Greek Gods (Book Two in Part One)

9/24-9/28    Greek Heroes and Monsters (Book Three in Part One)

10/1-10/5      Archimedean Science (Book Four in Part Two)

10/8-10/12    Boats (Book Five in Part Two)

10/15-10/19   Hospitality (Book Six in Part Two)

October 24: Celebration - Odysseus' Homecoming

Component II: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

10/29-11/2   Ghosts and Illusions (Stave One)

11/5-11/9      England (Stave Two)

11/12-11/16    Entrepreneurship (Stave Three - part)

(no classes November 19-23)

11/23-11/30   Philanthropy (Stave Three - part)

12/3-12/7      Personal history (Stave 4)

12/10-12/14   winter (Stave 5)

December 17: Celebration - Christmas With the Scrooge

Component III: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

1/7-1/11       Animals (Chapters 1 & 2)

1/14-1/18     Stories (Chapters 3 & 4)

1/21-1/25     Metamorphosis (Chapters 5 & 6)

1/28-2/1      Sports (Chapters 7 & 8)

2/4-28        Ocean animals (Chapters 9 & 10)

2/11-2/15     Food (Chapters 11 & 12)

February 20: Celebration - Tea With Alice

Component IV: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

2/25-3/1     Doldrums (Chapters 1 & 2)

3/4-3/8      Words (Chapters 3-8)

3/11-3/15    Sight and Sound (Chapters 9-13)

3/18-3/22   Numbers (Chapters 14-16)

3/25-3/29   Senses (Chapters 17-18)

4/1-4/5      Rhyme and Reason (Chapters 19-20)

April 10: Celebration - Milo's Homecoming

Component V: Star Wars: A New Hope by Alexandra Bracken

4/15-4/19    Classic Characters (Chapters 1-3)

4/22-4/26   Revolutions (Chapters 4-6)

4/29-5/3     Robots (Chapters 7-9)

5/6-5/10     Computers (Chapters 10-13)

5/13-5/17     Biomes (Chapters 14-17)

5/20-5/24    Space travel (Chapters 18-20)

May 28: Celebration - Your Own Homecoming

How to experience this theme:

Families can participate in one, some, or all parts of the theme.

You do not have to pay for classes in order to do this theme with us! You are welcome to follow along. We post  themed ideas for at-home learning in our Facebook Group each week. Join us!