YES--BEGINNERS aND EXPERIENCED WELCOME!
Climb After School Debate Programs
for Elementary 4th and 5th Graders
for Middle School 6th through 8th Graders
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. See below.
Note: All of our Programs are ONLINE ONLY until Fall 2021.
You need a Windows, Mac, or Chromebook computer with webcam and reliable internet. Need the right tech? We might be able to help.
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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. We want our programs to be affordable to all families.
Registration is closed for students wishing to begin our programs for now; our programs are full for Jan-Feb and March.
New students will be able to register in March for our April-May Programs.
MIDDLE SCHOOLERS (6th through 8th grade)
$182 (lower income household fee waivers available--see below)
Mondays 5:10 to 6:50pm
April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, plus SU Tournament on SUNDAY MAY 16
Wednesdays 5:10 to 6:50pm
April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, plus SU Tournament on SUNDAY MAY 16
All Classes are Online.
ELEMENTARY STUDENTS (4th and 5th grade)
$97 (lower income household fee waivers available--see below)
Mondays 4:00 to 5:05pm
April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17
Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:05pm
April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19
All Classes are Online.
Students in the elementary program participate in a tournament that happens during the last 4 classes (online).
Live in Seattle? 3rd grader? You might want to consider the elementary programs run by DebateAble.
NOTICE: WHEN WE REACH CAPACITY;
REGISTRATIONS WILL BE PUT ON A WAITLIST.
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. 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!
Costs are noted above and include all instruction, materials, and tournament participation as noted for the program.
Payment is due by the first day of class.
Fee reductions are available for lower income households, see registration form for choices of half or full tuition reduction options; we may also be able to provide laptops and wifi. If you have questions--just ask Jim Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org