Locations, Schedule & Registration
Academy for Public Speaking courses and summer camps provide a fun, interactive environment where students gain confidence and leadership experience as they improve their public speaking skills.
We offer public speaking & debate courses for 3rd-12th grade students on Saturdays at the Hampton Inn Del Mar in the fall, spring, and summer. We also offer after school enrichment through the Del Mar & Solana Beach School Districts and public speaking and debate summer camps for students who will enter 3rd-7th grade in the fall. Tuition is $499.
Private courses may be scheduled for groups of 4 or more students. If you have any questions, please contact the Academy for Public Speaking.
PUBLIC SPEAKING – SATURDAYS – HAMPTON INN DEL MAR
These courses are open to all students in 3rd-12th grade.
Public Speaking – March 23, 30, April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, June 1
Pre-Teen (3rd-6th) – 9:45-10:45 a.m. SOLD OUT
Teen (7th-12th) – 11 a.m.-12 p.m. SOLD OUT
Advanced (3rd-6th) 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Public Speaking Registration – Save $100! Register by March 22, 2019 for only $399.
DEBATE – SATURDAYS – HAMPTON INN DEL MAR
Open to all students in 7th-12th grades.
Debate – April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18
Teen (7th-12th) – 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Debate Registration – Save $200! Register by March 31, 2019 for only $299.
SOLANA BEACH – SPRING AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT
These classes are open to 3rd-6th grade students in the Solana Beach School District. Registration is only available through the school district.
Courses consist of 8 classes. The session will begin on April 4 & end on May 30.
Thursdays – 2:55-3:55 p.m.
Advance Registration – Save $200! Register for only $299. The deadline to register online is March 28, 2019.
DMUSD – SPRING AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT
These 12 session courses are open to 3rd-6th grade students in the district. Classes meet from 2:30-3:35 p.m. except on Wed. when classes meet from 12:30-1:35 p.m. The spring session will begin on Feb. 25 and end on June 3.
Deadline to Register Online – Feb. 15 at 11 p.m. DMUSD Registration – Click Here.
Monday – Ashley Falls
Tuesday – Ocean Air
Wednesday – Sycamore Ridge (12:30-1:35 p.m.)
Thursday – Torrey Hills
Friday – Sage Canyon
Registration – Save $100! Register online by February 15, 2019 at 11 p.m. for only $399.
If our class schedule is not compatible with your child’s schedule, forming a private class is another option.
Private courses are available for groups of 4 or more students, and they are conveniently held in the residence of one of the students.
The schedule for private courses is customized based on the needs of your group. The tuition depends on the location and begins at $499 per student.
For more information or to schedule a private course, please click the following link to contact the Academy for Public Speaking.
Personal Coaching Sessions
Personal coaching sessions are an excellent way for children and adults to increase their confidence and prepare for contests, interviews, pageants, and presentations, including the proper use of Power Point and KeyNote.
We help clients successfully interview for private schools, internships, college, medical school, and employment opportunities. We also assist clients with pronunciation and accent reduction.
Additional areas of focus include social development such as making friends and improving conversation skills.
Private sessions are available for children and adults and are typically held in the client’s residence. However, alternative locations, such as meeting at a public library, can be arranged if preferred.
“Personal coaching sessions have helped our son with all aspects of speaking – vocal variety, enunciation, emotion, facial expressions, hand gestures, body language, staging, and much more! In the end, Kathleen Petrone produced a competitive winning speaker. Our son won a $4,500 scholarship in the 2014 Lions Club Student Speakers Contest!” Maria & Matt Danilowicz
The fee for a private session is $200 per hour. To schedule a private session, please contact the Academy for Public Speaking.
Del Mar School District – After School Enrichment & Summer Camp
Hampton Inn Del Mar – 11920 El Camino Real, San Diego 92130
Solana Beach School District – After School Enrichment
Private Residences – Private Courses, Coaching Sessions, Debate Clubs