Debate teaches a number of life skills: listening, problem solving, argumentation, public speaking, research, responding effectively, teamwork and many more. Throughout this class the students will have an opportunity to employ these skills as well as learning from examples of some of the best orators in history.
All students are required to participate in debate night. The debate topics will be decided at the beginning of the session. No later than week three, each team will be assigned their debate night resolution. The students will have plenty of opportunity to discuss, argue and become familiar with all resolution before the final debate. Prior to debate night, we will hold a Milk and Cookie session for team rehearsal and final consultation.
All classes are taught by Norman Alston.
Debate night is Dec 3 at 7pm. Students will be expected to arrive at school at 5:00PM to be given their topics and their roles and to put together their arguments with their teams.
Class dates: Sep 17 - Dec 3
Time: Mondays, 8 - 8:55 am
Cost: $145 for 11 classes + debate night
Class size: Min 18 students / Max 24 students
**A parent must volunteer for each class in order for the class to be held, parent must be a PTSA member. If there is no volunteer, the class will be cancelled.
Refunds are based on when cancellations are received. Cancellations received:
- Two weeks or more prior to class start date - a full refund minus a 3.8% processing fee.
- Within two weeks of class start date and through the first week of class – if we can fill the spot, a prorated refund based on the number of classes attended during the first week.
- After the first week of class – no refunds for the session.
There are no refunds for missed classes. Snow days will be made up, if possible.
Registration begins Thursday, August 30, 2012.