Online Classes currently offered
Introduction to Speech and Debate:
This class taught by Mark Mabie, one of our veteran Public Forum and Lincoln Douglas coaches, and will focus on introducing students to the basics of speech and debate via the formats of limited prep events.
The class will focus on teaching students the ability to:
-speak comfortably with limited or no time to prepare
-brainstorm, construct and organize their ideas efficiently
-engage with subject material analytically but critically
-craft an attention-grabbing device for writing and public speaking.
Students will explore a wide array of topic areas and literature and learn these abilities via impromptu speaking, SPAR debate and Parliamentary debate.
Intro to Creative Writing Grades 4-12- $650
Kids have an innate need and drive to be acknowledged and listened to. In most cases, students learn to express themselves under rigid rules that stifle their creativity and self-esteem. The creative writing classes cultivate kids' language skills and confidence through a different approach. Through strategies that emphasize encouragement over unnecessary rules, GSA's Creative Writing classes teach students the art of narrative in a way that encourages creative expression, instead of stifling it.
This 9-week course covers, exploration of genres, description and setting, character development and point of view, plot, dialogue, creative non-fiction, getting published
Intro to Academic and Business Writing Grades 6-12 - $750
This course introduces students to different writing formats. By emphasizing grammar, vocabulary development, revision, and editing, and tone. Students will be given various opportunities to write on a variety of different topics, depending on which ones interest them. The course includes interactive lectures, as well as detailed editing and feedback on:
- High school/College Application Essays
- Persuasive Essays
- Research Papers
- Resume Writing
- Claim Letters