No prior experience is required for classes! Our classes are designed to be enriching to students of all experience levels. As long as your child is open to new experiences and enthusiastic to learn, they will have everything they need to begin classes!
Yes! Our curriculum is modular- meaning students can jump in at any point in the semester without feeling like they’ve missed material.
No. Our classes are designed to be developmentally appropriate for the age groups listed. Regardless of each child’s skills or experience, it is best for them to stay in the group that is designated for their age group.
Tournaments are completely optional, though they are highly encouraged.
Think of class and tournament participation as two separate tracks. In class, your child will learn basic presentation, debate concepts and leadership skills that can apply to their everyday life. Upon gaining some confidence in class, your child may feel ready to test their new found abilities and join the tournament track, where they will be able to participate in competitive Speech and Debate.
We have fitted our classrooms with plexiglass protective walls between each student to accommodate the needs of public speaking. We have also installed HEPA air filters in every classroom.
Students are also required to wear a mask during class.
Yes vaccination is MANDATORY for students who want to attend class in person.
No, there are no alternatives to vaccination such as weekly testing.
Our policy considers a student to be vaccinated if their last shot is after November 1st, 2021. Students who have had their last shot before November 1st, 2021 will require a booster to attend in person classes.
We only accept the Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record provided by the State at:
Instructions to obtain the QR code for proof vaccinations will be sent upon contacting the front desk.
Our COVD-19 protocols are very strict (even more than the CDC). We recommend that parents who are unable to consistently follow these protocols not enroll.