Annual Calendar

A structured yet flexible, vacation-friendly take on year-round education.

Overview

A year with TRAVERSE includes:

  • Three ten-week learning cycles during which students work to complete work within three Journeys (Knowledge, Competency, Character)
  • A three-week service-learning experience in December
  • 50 hours of a summer apprenticeship that is provided in June but can also be done be independently and completed anytime in July or August
  • Regular entrepreneurship events and family meetups

Frequent opportunities for learners to showcase their learning to peers, families, and community.

8-11
September2020
OrientationTeam building and understanding self-directed learning
14-18
September2020
OrientationDigital etiquette, expectations, scheduler overview
30
September2020
Yearbook Submissions Due
1
October2020
Family Check-inParents, students and mentors assess progress
12-16
October2020
Anti-bullying Awareness WeekStudents participate in presentations and activities to promote anti-bullying
30
October2020
Yearbook Submissions DueThroughout the year each student is asked to capture what they enjoy and find memorable and digitally submit it to the CARES Learning Partnership
5
November2020
Family Check-inParents, students and mentors assess progress
20
Cycle 1 Expo DayStudents showcase and show evidence of what they have learned in their journeys during the first cycle.
23-24
November2020
Progress & Feedback ConferencesLearning Mentors, parents, and students discuss what is working and where there is an opportunity to improve.
25-29
November2020
Break
30
Yearbook Submissions DueThroughout the year each student is asked to capture what they enjoy and find memorable and digitally submit it to the CARES Learning Partnership
1-4
December2020
Winter Service Strategic Planning Students work with their learning mentor to determine what service project they will do for their winter service project.
7-18
December2020
Winter ServiceStudents are involved in community service projects they have planned.
19
December2020
Yearbook Submissions DueThroughout the year each student is asked to capture what they enjoy and find memorable and digitally submit it to the CARES Learning Partnership
21-1
Dec-Jan2020-21
Break
4-8
January2021
Digital Community DaysThroughout the year we have planned meet-ups for all the students all across the country to come together and get to know each other.
11
January2021
Cycle 2 Begins
14
January2021
Family Check-inParents, students and mentors assess progress
29
January2021
Passion PresentationsEach student is asked to pick a passion (something they don’t know hot do but are interested in) and become an expert in that area. This is where they show us what they’ve learned.
29
January2021
Yearbook Submissions DueThroughout the year each student is asked to capture what they enjoy and find memorable and digitally submit it to the CARES Learning Partnership
11
February2021
Family Check-inParents, students and mentors assess progress
12
February2021
Picture DayStudents work to take a school picture and put it into the background we provide.
15-19
February2021
Social Justice Awareness WeekStudents participate in presentations and activities to promote social-justice
18
February2021
College/Vocation ExplorationStudents are guided through resume building, possible certifications, standardized test prep and College considerations
26
February2021
Train the Trainer DayProfessionals are asked to train students in a business skill that they mus then train others
26
February2021
Yearbook Submissions DueThroughout the year each student is asked to capture what they enjoy and find memorable and digitally submit it to the CARES Learning Partnership
11
March2021
Family Check-inParents, students and mentors assess progress
23
March2021
Cycle 2 Expo DayStudents showcase and show evidence of what they have learned in their journeys during the first cycle.
24-25
March2021
Progress & Feedback ConferencesLearning Mentors, parents, and students discuss what is working and where there is an opportunity to improve.
26-11
Mar-Apr2021
Break
11
April2021
Cycle 3 Begins
12-13
April2021
Digital Community DaysThroughout the year we have planned meet-ups for all the students all across the country to come together and get to know each other.
14
April2021
Yearbook Submissions DueThroughout the year each student is asked to capture what they enjoy and find memorable and digitally submit it to the CARES Learning Partnership
22
April2021
Family Check-inParents, students and mentors assess progress
7
May2021
Passion PresentationsEach student is asked to pick a passion (something they don’t know hot do but are interested in) and become an expert in that area. This is where they show us what they’ve learned.
20
May2021
Family-Check-inParents, students and mentors assess progress
21
May2021
Digital Community DayThroughout the year we have planned meet-ups for all the students all across the country to come together and get to know each other.
25
May2021
Yearbook Submissions DueThroughout the year each student is asked to capture what they enjoy and find memorable and digitally submit it to the CARES Learning Partnership
8
June2021
Final Yearbook Submissions DueThroughout the year each student is asked to capture what they enjoy and find memorable and digitally submit it to the CARES Learning Partnership
9-10
June2021
Progress & Feedback Conferences (Resume review High School)Learning Mentors, parents, and students discuss what is working and where there is an opportunity to improve. Transitions are also discussed at this meeting
11
June2021
Job Search DayRegardless of grade, all students are guided through the process of working through out the summer
18
June2021
Step-up/Step-Out CeremonyGraduation for our seniors
21-25
June2021
Summer Learning ExperienceA week Learning Experience