​​AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES:

SUMMER SEMESTER 2021

May 16, 2021 - Aug 8, 2021

All classes will be offered online


LITTLE NOVAS SPEECH & DEBATE CLASSES (LN)

(1ST, 2ND, AND 3RD GRADERS)


SUNDAY​S (9:00am to 10:00am)

2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 16 - Aug 8

(no classes on June 6 and July 4)


​SUNDAY​S (10:00am to 11:00am)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 16 - Aug 8
(no classes on June 6 and July 4)


SUNDAY​S (11:00am to 12:00pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 16 - Aug 8
(no classes on June 6 and July 4)


MONDAYS (3:30pm to 4:30pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 17 - Aug 2

(no classes on May 31)


TUESDAYS (3:30pm to 4:30pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 18 - Aug 3

(no classes on June 1)


WEDNESDAYS (3:30pm to 4:30pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 19 - Aug 4

(no classes on June 2)


THURSDAYS (3:30pm to 4:30pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 20 - Aug 5

(no classes on June 3)



ELEMENTARY SPEECH AND DEBATE CLASSES (ES)

(4TH AND 5TH GRADERS)


SUNDAY​S (10:15am to 12:15pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 16 - Aug 8
(no classes on June 6 and July 4)


SUNDAY​S (1:15pm to 3:15pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 16 - Aug 8
(no classes on June 6 and July 4)


SUNDAY​S (3:30pm to 5:30pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 16 - Aug 8
(no classes on June 6 and July 4)


MONDAYS (4:30pm to 6:30pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 17 - Aug 2
(no classes on May 31)


TUESDAYS (4:30pm to 6:30pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 18 - Aug 3
(no classes on June 1)


WEDNESDAYS (4:30pm to 6:30pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 19 - Aug 4
(no classes on June 2)


THURSDAYS (4:30pm to 6:30pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 20 - Aug 5
(no classes on June 3)


FRIDAYS (4:30pm to 6:30pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 21 - Aug 6
(no classes on June 4)



6TH GRADE SPEECH AND DEBATE CLASSES (6TH)

(6TH GRADERS ONLY)


SUNDAY​S (1:15pm to 3:15pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 16 - Aug 8
(no classes on June 6 and July 4)


SUNDAY​S (3:30pm to 5:30pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 16 - Aug 8
(no classes on June 6 and July 4)


TUESDAYS (4:30pm to 6:30pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 18 - Aug 3
(no classes on June 1)


WEDNESDAYS (4:30pm to 6:30pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 19 - Aug 4
(no classes on June 2)


THURSDAYS (4:30pm to 6:30pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 20 - Aug 5
(no classes on June 3)

FRIDAYS (4:30pm to 6:30pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 21 - Aug 6
(no classes on June 4)



MIDDLE SCHOOL SPEECH & DEBATE CLASSES (MS)

(7TH AND 8TH GRADERS)


SUNDAYS (10:15am to 12:15pm)

ADVANCED Speech and Debate* (PF and LD)
*(MS (8th grade) and HS by coach invitation only)

2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 16 - Aug 8
(no classes on June 6 and July 4)


SUNDAY​S (1:15pm to 3:15pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 16 - Aug 8
(no classes on June 6 and July 4)


SUNDAY​S (3:30pm to 5:30pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 16 - Aug 8
(no classes on June 6 and July 4)


MONDAYS (4:30pm to 6:30pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 17 - Aug 2
(no classes on May 31)


TUESDAYS (4:30pm to 6:30pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 18 - Aug 3
(no classes on June 1)


WEDNESDAYS (4:30pm to 6:30pm)

ONLY for 8th-12th graders, NO 7th graders allowed
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 19 - Aug 4
(no classes on June 2)


THURSDAYS (4:30pm to 6:30pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 20 - Aug 5
(no classes on June 3)


FRIDAYS (4:30pm to 6:30pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 21 - Aug 6
(no classes on June 4)



HIGH SCHOOL SPEECH AND DEBATE CLASSES (HS)

(9TH, 10TH, 11TH, AND 12TH GRADERS)


SUNDAYS (10:15am to 12:15pm)
ADVANCED Speech and Debate* (PF and LD)
*(MS (8th grade) and HS by coach invitation only)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 16 - Aug 8
(no classes on June 6 and July 4)


SUNDAY​S (3:30pm to 5:30pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 16 - Aug 8
(no classes on June 6 and July 4)


TUESDAYS (4:30pm to 6:30pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 18 - Aug 3
(no classes on June 1)


WEDNESDAYS (4:30pm to 6:30pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 19 - Aug 4
(no classes on June 2)

FRIDAYS (4:30pm to 6:30pm)
2021 Summer Semester (11 classes) - May 21 - Aug 6
(no classes on June 4)

ACADEMIC TUTORING

ONE-on-ONE TUTORING in:

Writing Instruction(grades 9th to 12th)

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (grades 9th to 12th)

Study Habits / Organizational Skills (grades 9th to 12th)

SPEECH and DEBATE

Year Round Courses*

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Some information about our classes:


Little Novas--It's never too early to be a confident speaker!  The focus of this class is to introduce public speaking and fundamentals of speech and presentation to our youngest stars.  Filled with fun improv games, storytelling and other hands-on drills, communication basics and more, this class builds the foundation of self-confidence and a joy of public speaking at an early age!

Elementary School--With the unique Nova emphasis on fun and experiential learning, the elementary school program lays the foundation to change young students lives forever and for the better.  Students develop self-confidence and focus while developing effective communication skills.  Through active speaking exercises and drills, students find their power and unique voices while learning technical mastery of speech events.  Students also develop critical thinking, argumentation and basic research and case-building skills by learning fundamentals of SPAR, Congressional debate, parliamentary debate, and Public Forum debate. The powerful ability to improvise and come up with communication on-the-spot is emphasized. Through a fun and active environment, students build the key communication skills they need to succeed in life. Tournament participation is voluntary but highly encouraged.

Middle school and high school can be a tough time for children as they navigate the ups and downs of their age, transition into middle school and deal with other changes. 

Empowering youth with self-confidence and the power of a unique and strong voice can often be the key to a wonderful and life-changing middle school time period. 

Also, as students enter high school and start thinking about college and beyond, effective public speaking skills become a key advantage to stand out to colleges and prospective employers.  

With the unique Nova emphasis on fun, self-empowerment, academic skill-building and experiential learning, the middle school program at Nova 42 remains a powerhouse, much-admired and never-duplicated. 

Our teaching focuses on four key areas:  critical thinking, presentation, interpersonal skills and leadership. Along with our core areas, the speech and debate classes expose students to a broad training in speech events and debate events. Students actively engage and participate in unique public speaking drills, exercises, speeches, improvisational activities, SPAR, Congressional debate, Lincoln Douglas debate and Public Forum debate.  Many of our unique drills were created by our own instructors and are unavailable at other institutions.

With our unique access to research databases, Nova offers students research training, critical thinking, case-building and other crucial academic skills.  With over 32-35 tournaments (2 to 3 in the summer) available for students, Nova also provides an experiential training ground unparalleled in the speech and debate community.  Students develop self-confidence and focus while developing effective communication skills. Through a fun and active environment, students build the key communication skills they need to succeed in life. Tournament participation is voluntary but highly encouraged. 

Last day of Spring 2021 Classes:

Sunday classes: May 9, 2021

Monday classes: May 3, 2021

Tuesday classes: May 4, 2021

Wednesday classes: May 5, 2021

Thursday classes: May 6, 2021

Friday classes: May 7, 2021

We offer speech and debate classes year-round and participate in over 30 tournaments a year for all age groups!  


For information on current classes for the Summer 2021 session, see the right column or call our main office at (626) 765-6609. 


Our famous after school classes in speech and debate are continuing and growing!

OTHER ACADEMIC OFFERINGS:


Application Counseling for:

COLLEGE,

GRADUATE SCHOOL, 

MEDICAL SCHOOL 

LIFE COACHING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR ADULTS!


all ONE-on-ONE  ______________________________

TEST PREP

ONE-on-ONE TUTORING:


ISEE (lower, middle and upper levels

​SSAT                   ACT (grades 9th to 12th)

PSAT                 AP Tests (grades 9th to 12th)

New SAT            GRE PREP (College Students)

PharmCas VERBAL PREP (College Students)

MCAT VERBAL PREP (College Students)


​​Please call to schedule a free consultation and evaluation with Jung  310-770-0755

​​SUMMER CAMPS 2021

All camps will be offered online


SPEECH AND DEBATE CAMPS:

Beginner Elem Debate and Presentation (4th and 5th gr)

Grade level: Incoming 4th and 5th graders
Dates: Mon-Fri, June 7 - 11 (session 1); Mon-Fri, July 5 - 9 (session 2); Mon-Fri, July 26 - 30 (session 3)
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm (with two breaks and one hour lunch)
Description: You're never too young to learn debate! This camp is perfect for 4th and 5th graders who want to develop public speaking skills such as presentation, persuasion and confidence. Through a variety of activities that focus on content structure, speaking with clarity and expressing original ideas, each student will walk away from this camp feeling a bit more comfortable speaking in front of others!


​Advanced Elem Debate and Presentation (4th and 5th gr)
Grade level: Incoming 4th and 5th graders
Dates: Mon-Fri, June 14 - 18 (session 1); Mon-Fri, July 12 - 16 (session 2);    Mon-Fri, Aug 2 - 6 (session 3)
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm (with two breaks and one hour lunch)
Description: This camp is for young students already experienced in speech and debate, whether in the classroom or from tournament participation. The focus of this camp will be on fine-tuning presentation skills as well as broadening their tools of communication. With this camp, students will also be able to explore the wide variety of events that are offered at competitions.


Beginner MS/HS Speech & Debate Camp (6th to 10th gr)
Grade level:Incoming 6th to 10th graders
Dates: Mon-Fri, June 7 - 11
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (with two breaks and one hour lunch)
Description: This speech and debate camp for 6th to 10th graders shows them how to build solid, logical and effective arguments and gives them a hands-on understanding of persuasion. Along with key principles of presentation and case-building, this camp builds a solid foundation in critical thinking and powerful persuasion.


Introduction to Public Forum Camp (5th to 8th gr)

Grade level: Incoming 5th to 8th graders
Dates: Mon-Fri, June 7 - 11
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (with two breaks and one hour lunch)
Description: This fun introductory camp will introduce kids to the building blocks of public forum debate, from fundamental critical thinking skills and logic, to argumentation, topic analysis, research skill-building, building cases, presentation, and more. The camp will culminate in a tournament and awards ceremony.


Public Forum Debate Camp (7th to 12th gr)

Grade level: Incoming 7th to 12th graders
Dates: Mon-Fri, June 21 - 25 (session 1); Mon-Fri, July 12 - 16 (session 2)
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (with two breaks and one hour lunch)
Description: This fun and intensive camp will build upon students' knowledge of public forum debate or debate in general. Focus will be given to honing students' skills in case building, research, argumentation, presentation, and more. The camp will culminate in a tournament and awards ceremony.


Stanford Spar and Dialectic Camp (5th to 8th gr)

Grade level: Incoming 5th to 8th graders
Dates: Mon-Fri, July 5 - 9
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm (with two breaks and one hour lunch)
Description: This camp will teach Stanford spar and dialectic spar -- two engaging and interesting forms of spar which require as much finesse in presentation as they do in argumentation. Stanford spar focuses on teaching kids fast, limited preparation, solid argumentation and the ability to polish their charisma, wit and overall confidence in public speaking. Stanford Spar also helps students deal with an intensive question-and-answer format since they must deal with questions from all competitors during cross-fire. Dialectic spar teaches them the incredible real-world skill of problem-solving and working towards a solution with his or her "opponent." Students will learn the invaluable concepts of compromise and concession. This camp will culminate in a tournament and awards ceremony.


Introduction to Lincoln Douglas Camp (7th to 12th gr)

Grade level: Incoming 7th to 12th graders
Dates: Mon-Fri, June 28 - July 2
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (with two breaks and one hour lunch)
Description: This fun and intensive camp will introduce kids to the building blocks of traditional LD debate, from understanding how to build a framework and argument for a case, to understanding values, value criteria, argumentation, topic analysis, research skill-building, presentation and more. Although this is an introduction to LD debate, previous experience in debate or pre-approval of the instructor is required. The camp will culminate in a tournament and awards ceremony.


Lincoln Douglas Camp (7th to 12th gr)
​Grade level: Incoming 7th to 12th graders
Dates: Mon-Fri, July 26 - 30
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (with two breaks and one hour lunch)
Description: This fun and intensive camp will build upon kids' knowledge of debate and fine-tune their critical thinking skills and logic, argumentation, topic analysis, research skill-building, building cases, presentation, and more--all as they relate to LD. The main focus will be traditional LD, but progressive approaches will be touched upon. The camp will culminate in a tournament and awards ceremony.


Advanced Lincoln Douglas Camp (8th to 12th gr)
​Grade level: Incoming 8th to 12th graders
Dates: Mon-Fri, Aug 2 - 6
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (with two breaks and one hour lunch)
Description: This intensive LD camp will help students with LD experience fine-tune their skills in both traditional and progressive LD, giving them the skills and tools to be competitive in varsity LD. Prior experience in LD is required. The camp will culminate in a tournament and awards ceremony.


Real Parliamentary and Worlds Debate Camp (7th to 12th gr)
Grade level: Incoming 7th to 12th graders
Dates: Mon-Fri, July 19 - 23
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (with two breaks and one hour lunch)
Description: This camp will teach traditional 2-person parliamentary debate and worlds debate, which not only helps students develop quick research skills because of the intense, limited prep aspect, but also offers a great balance of argumentation and presentation training. This camp also gives students a head-start in understanding NPDA and common debate formats at the college level. It will also give them a competitive edge at the local and national level and culminate in a tournament and awards ceremony.



LEADERSHIP and ENTREPRENEURSHIP CAMPS:

Youth Leadership Camp (4th to 6th gr)

Grade level: Incoming 4th to 6th graders
Dates: Mon-Fri, June 28 - July 2 (session 1); Mon-Fri, Aug 2 - 6 (session 2)
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm (with two breaks and one hour lunch)
Supplies (if needed):  will be provided

Description: This leadership camp for younger students helps students discover, tap into, and build their unique style of leadership. Students learn through active and unique drills that go over every aspect of leadership. Discussions with Coach Mike are invaluable for deeper levels of critical thinking and confidence-building. Students are encouraged to use their newfound leadership skills to make a difference in their schools, communities and homes. This is one of our most popular camps and fills up quickly!


Nova 42 Leadership Camp (7th to 12th gr)

Grade level: Incoming 7th to 12th graders
Dates: Mon-Fri, July 5 - 9 (session 1); Mon-Fri, July 19 - 23 (session 2)
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm (with two breaks and one hour lunch)
Supplies (if needed):  will be provided

Description: This leadership camp for older students helps students discover, tap into, and build their unique style of leadership. Students learn through active and unique drills that go over every aspect of leadership. Discussions with Coach Mike are invaluable for deeper levels of critical thinking and confidence-building. Students are encouraged to use their newfound leadership skills to make a difference in their schools, communities and homes. This is one of our most popular camps and fills up quickly!


Star Wars Leadership Camp (4th to 6th gr)

Grade level: Incoming 4th to 6th graders
Dates: Mon-Fri, June 21 - 25 (episode 1); Mon-Fri, July 5 - 9 (episode 2)
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Supplies: will be provided

Description: Does your child love all things Star Wars? This fun and educational Star Wars-themed leadership and critical thinking camp for younger students introduces them to interesting decision-making and persuasion challenges (such as negotiating a peaceful treaty or finding a habitable planet for the Rebels) and role-playing. Students will be introduced to critical thinking and presentation skills while they learn to develop key leadership skills. Costumes and lightsabers are encouraged!


Youth Entrepreneurship Camp (4th to 6th gr)

Grade level: Incoming 4th to 6th graders
Dates: Mon-Fri, July 12 - 16
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (with two breaks and one hour lunch)
Description: This is one of Coach Mike's favorite camps, and one of our most popular camps! Students have an opportunity to use their creativity, presentation and other skills to develop an innovative product/service and create a powerful pitch on such product or service. Key fundamentals of business and entrepreneurship as well as self-empowerment are taught and emphasized.


Nova 42 Entrepreneurship Camp (7th to 12th gr)

Grade level: Incoming 7th to 12th graders
Dates: Mon-Fri, July 26 - 30
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (with two breaks and one hour lunch)
Description: This is one of Coach Mike's favorite camps, and one of our most popular camps! Students have an opportunity to use their creativity, presentation and other skills to develop an innovative product/service and create a powerful pitch on such product or service. Key fundamentals of business and entrepreneurship as well as self-empowerment are taught and emphasized.



HISTORY, GOVERNMENT and WRITING CAMPS:

Little Historians (3rd to 5th gr)

Grade level: Incoming 3rd to 5th graders
Dates: Mon-Fri, June 21 - 25
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Supplies (if needed): will be provided

Description: Students will learn about history through fun filled immersive projects. Students will learn about important lessons about topics such as the Bill of Rights and North American Exploration. Students will immerse themselves in the historical events through constructing art projects and presentations. The camp is designed to limit lectures and increase active participation. The projects are designed to help students learn important facts while keeping them active and focused. This camp will require reading short passages, but will be geared to educate students on the projects they are participating in. Students will be provided with instructions and diagrams via email or package. All projects can be completed by the students independently and instruction will be provided via Zoom video conferencing.


Interactive US Government (8th to 12th gr)

Grade level: Incoming 8th to 12th graders
Dates: Mon-Fri, July 5 - 9
Time: 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Supplies (if needed): will be provided

Description: This course will change the perception that students have of a Civics course.  It will fully immerse students into the world of the U.S. Government using world building and character development from the critically acclaimed Dungeons and Dragons role playing game.  Students will develop their own Congressional Representative and attempt to navigate the inner workings of the U.S Government. Students will run their own local election, establish their platform and attempt to pass legislation once they reach the halls of Congress. They will learn the intricacies of the U.S. Government by actively participating in it instead of memorizing its various aspects. 


History and Critical Thinking Camp (7th to 12th gr)

Grade level: Incoming 7th to 12th graders
Dates: Mon-Fri, July 12 - 16
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Supplies (if needed): will be provided

Description: Most students look at history as a boring subject filled with the arbitrary memorization of dates and events that have little effect on their lives.  This camp will combine the excitement of critical thinking and strategy games and activities with fascinating aspects of world history. The activities will both challenge students and educate them about the historic period used as the setting or backdrop used in each activity.  Students will learn through a variety of different styles of activities including but not limited to, role playing activities, table top strategy games, world development, and interactive presentations.


Superhero Creative Writing Camp (3rd to 5th gr)

Grade level: Incoming 3rd to 5th graders
Dates: Mon-Fri, July 12 - 16
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Supplies: will be provided

Description: This camp encourages youngsters to use their imagination and creativity to create their superhero, complete with his or her own story. Students will be introduced to the key concept of a story arc, how to build action and resolution in a story and create interesting characters. Students will develop presentation and storytelling skills by presenting their superhero story to the group, learning to build confidence and role-play characters.



GAME CAMPS:

Origami and Storytelling Camp (3rd to 5th gr)

Grade level: Incoming 3rd to 5th graders
Dates: Mon-Fri, June 21 - 25 (session 1); Mon-Fri, June 28 - July 2 (session 2)
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Supplies: will be provided

Description: Experience storytelling through origami! This beginner-friendly camp is for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students who want to practice not only their ability to tell imaginative and exciting stories but also get hands-on with different origami projects. Each camper will be supplied with their own set of origami paper that they will get to use throughout the week. With activities that focus on creativity, presentation, and teamwork, this one-week camp will surely be one amazing adventure!


Lego Brick Camp (4th to 8th gr)

Grade level: Incoming 4th to 8th graders
Dates: Mon-Fri, July 19 - 23
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm (with two breaks and one hour lunch)
Supplies: will be provided

Description: This fun and educational camp encourages kids to use their imagination and build without the need for an instructional guide nor pre-packaged set. Different challenges will be set forth and a bag of miscellaneous Lego pieces will be provided to each student.


Dungeons and Dragons Camp (MS) (6th to 8th gr)

Grade level: Incoming 6th to 8th graders
Dates: Mon-Fri, July 19 - 23
Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Description: This fun camp allows middle school kids to role-play and navigate the fun world of Dungeons & Dragons!


Dungeons and Dragons Camp (HS) (9th to 12th gr)

Grade level: Incoming 9th to 12th graders
Dates: Mon-Fri, Aug 2 - 6
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm (with one break and one hour lunch)
Description: This fun camp allows high school kids to role-play and navigate the fun world of Dungeons & Dragons!


Pokemon TCG Camp (4th to 8th gr)

Grade level: Incoming 4th to 8th graders
Dates: Mon-Fri, July 26 - 30
Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Supplies: will be provided

Description: A popular and fun camp, this camp gets kids playing with old-fashioned Pokemon trading cards and playing mats! Kids may even create and design their own Pokemon characters. Kids will switch to battling using an online battle simulator, Pokemon Showdown, and will still design their own Pokemon trading cards via arts and crafts at-home.


Short Form Improv Game Camp (4th to 6th gr)

Grade level: Incoming 4th to 6th graders
Dates: Mon-Fri, July 19 - 23
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Description: This fun and engaging camp focuses on teamwork, critical thinking, and quick wit as students work together to perform in scenes and games! With the games increasing in difficulty throughout the week, students will grow as a group to tackle the activities, learning essential skills for improvisational comedy.  This camp will improve nonverbal gesturing and miming, working within the available space, forming a group mind with your fellow campers, and really diving into strong character work.


Fantasy Football: Strategies to destroy your friends (open to all)

Grade level: Open to all
Dates: Mon-Fri, July 26 - 30
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Description: This camp prepares campers for the upcoming fantasy football season and teaches the fun and fundamental knowledge needed. Campers will also learn the analytics, statistics, and strategy that allow them to have an edge over other people in the league. Included in this camp is draft strategy, making trades, managing the waiver wire, and optimizing a camper’s play depending on the camper’s league's settings. If you have your eye on winning the Fantasy SuperBowl, this camp is for you!