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YES--BEGINNERS aND EXPERIENCED WELCOME!

Climb After School Debate Programs
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Elementary (4th-5th grade), Middle School, High School

Registration begins September 14!

Important Note: Wed Elementary is on a Waitlist and Wed Middle School Classes nearing capacity.

 

750 students have joined our programs this year.

 

Students who join our program develop self-confidence, thinking skills, and have fun communicating about important issues. Students work with other motivated, smart kids. They learn to express themselves, organize their thoughts better and meet other students interested in discussing interesting ideas.

Led by Jim Hanson, one of the most successful debate coaches in the nation. He has extensive and award winning experience teaching speech and debate. He works with a highly qualified staff to provide individualized instruction. Our students have won dozens of awards including multiple first places at the middle school tournaments hosted by Seattle University where 300+ students participate from all over the Puget Sound area.

Parents and students love the program. Jim Hanson receives comments nearly every week:
 

"My daughter LOVES debate."
"My kid looks forward to each week. It is the one program that really engages and lights up his day."
"You've given my son the self confidence he needed. He is now much more social and he can easily express what he is thinking."

Our individualized instruction (1 instructor with 6 students) and heavy emphasis on having students put into practice what we cover makes the learning in our courses deep--meaning kids who graduate from the program sessions write better papers, are more knowledgeable about the world, work better with other students, and give better presentations in their classes. And students really like the fun of exchanging ideas, winning, and learning in an extremely active capacity. See how our program can help your child!

 

Affordable options for lower income households (half off or free). See below.

WE ARE ONLINE FOR THE FALL, 2021.

For our Online Program, you need a Windows, Mac, or Chromebook computer with webcam and reliable internet. Need the right tech? We may be able to help.

 

Click for More Details about the Program

 

SEE BELOW FOR

1. Register

2. Dates, Times

3. Payment

1. Register

Click Here to Register--OPENS SEPT. 14

Fees noted below for each student include all instruction, materials on topics, and participation in the noted tournaments. All events are ONLINE.

Lower income household? When you register, choose one of the two options for lower fees in part 2 of the registration (no forms--just a click). We want our programs to be affordable to all families.

2. Dates/Times

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FALL SESSION

ELEMENTARY STUDENTS (4th and 5th grade)

$110 (lower income family fee waiver--just click that option when registering)

You Pick One Day for each week:

Mondays 4:00 to 5:10pm

Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:10pm (almost full)

Fridays 4:00 to 5:10pm

All Classes are Online.

Elementary begins week of Oct 18 and finishes week of Dec 6.

Students in the elementary program participate in a tournament that happens during the last 4 classes (online).

MIDDLE SCHOOLERS (6th through 8th grade)

$211 (lower income family fee waiver--just click that option when registering)

You Pick One Day for each week:

Mondays 5:15 to 7:00pm

Wednesdays 5:15 to 7:00pm (almost full)

Fridays 5:15 to 7:00pm

All Classes and Tournaments are Online.

Middle School begins week of Oct 4 and finishes week of Nov 15 . . . Plus Nov 20 or Nov 21 participate in one of the Seattle U Middle School Tournaments.

HIGH SCHOOLERS (9th through 12th grade)

$312 (lower income family fee waiver--just click that option when registering)

You Pick One Day for each week:

Tuesdays 5:30 to 7:30pm 

after the first four sessions, class is 5:30 to 6:40pm or 6:40 to 7:50pm

Thursdays 5:30 to 7:30pm

after the first four sessions, class is 5:30 to 6:40pm or 6:40 to 7:50pm

All Classes and Tournaments are Online.

High School begins week of Sept 28 and finishes week of Nov 30 . . . Plus two tournaments on Friday afternoon/Saturday all day--in late October through early December (actual tournament dates to be decided when the high school tournament schedules are finalized).

    Click Here to Register OPENS SEPT. 14

Fees noted above for each student include all instruction, materials on topics, and participation in the noted tournaments.

All events are ONLINE.

Lower income household? When you register, you can choose our half or full tuition reduction options (just a click, no forms to fill out). You can also request tech support with laptop and wifi options (can't guarantee them but we will work hard to help you as much as possible). We want debate to be accessible and affordable for everyone!

3. Payment/Registration Step 2

Costs are noted above and include all instruction, materials, and tournament participation as noted for the program.

Payment is due when you register.

See the registration page for the refund policy.

Fee reductions are available for lower income households, just click that option in part 2 of the registration; we may also be able to provide laptops and wifi. If you have questions--just ask Jim Hanson at jim@climbthemountain.us

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