Summer Tournament Registration

Students attending the Claremont Summer middle school and high school debate sessions are eligible to participate in online summer debate tournaments. There is no registration fee for the events. There are 2 online tournaments for middle school and 2 for high school students. The middle school events are scheduled on the following dates: Friday, JulyContinue reading “Summer Tournament Registration”

High School Leadership Academic Conference – Topic

Students attending the High School Leadership/Professional Communication session will participate in an academic conference, featuring competitive awards in several categories. The topic for this summer’s conference is Criminal Justice Reform. Students will research and submit a 5-page paper on the topic. Guidelines for the paper will be emailed to each registered student beginning June 18.

Daily Schedule

The daily schedule is the same for all programs, with the exception of High School Leadership/Professional Communication. The core schedule is listed for all programs and that is followed by the High School Leadership/Professional Communication schedule. DAILY SCHEDULE FOR ALL PROGRAMS (except High School Leadership) Day 19:00-9:30 AM Registration – Zoom Login 9:00-9:15 AM RegistrationContinue reading “Daily Schedule”

The 2020 Schedule

Schedule dates for Summer 2020 sessions. Please go to the ‘Daily Schedule’ post for an explanation of the schedule for each day of your program. Each summer session involves daily lectures and small group practica, homework and homework review, open forums and strategy games, electives, and event performances. Summer Tournaments and High School Conference (forContinue reading “The 2020 Schedule”

The Claremont Difference

• Learn from John Meany, Director of Forensics at Claremont McKenna CollegeFounder of the Middle School/High School Public Debate Program, Creator of the CHSSA Parliamentary Debate format, Sponsor of the first intercollegiate championship in the British Parliamentary format, Author or co-author of 10 debate textbooks and a monograph series on professional communication, Director of theContinue reading “The Claremont Difference”

Academic Preparation

FOR MIDDLE/HIGH STUDENTS IN ALL PROGRAMS(Appropriate for students new to summer program events) Students should practice public speaking, about 2-3 minutes for a practice performance, initially on issues that are personally important and well known. Select the topic and deliver an extemporaneous speech (limited preparation on a research-based topic, from 1 hour to up to aContinue reading “Academic Preparation”