Schedule & Registration
Academy for Public Speaking courses and camps provide a fun, interactive environment where students gain confidence and leadership experience as they improve their public speaking and debate skills.
We offer public speaking & debate courses for 3rd-12th grade students on Saturdays during the fall, spring, and summer. We also offer public speaking and debate camps and after school enrichment classes.
Private courses are available for groups of 4 or more students. To schedule a private course, please contact the Academy for Public Speaking.
Public Speaking Camp – Online
Our camps are for students in 3rd-6th grade. Camps include a 15 min. break.
Dates – Nov. 23-25 & 27
Time – 9:30-11:30 a.m. PST
Advance Registration – Save $100! Register by Oct. 15, 2020 for only $399!
Saturday Fall Courses – Online
Please note times are in Pacific Standard Time. We are an approved vendor with Inspire Charter Schools. Read online course reviews.
Dates – Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, Dec. 5, 12
Public Speaking (6th-10th) – 10:45-11:45 a.m. PST
Advanced Public Speaking (4th-8th) – 12-1 p.m. PST
Debate (6th-9th) – 1:30-2:45 p.m. PST
Late Registration – Register by Oct. 23, 2020 for $499.
After School Courses – Online
These courses are for students in 3rd-6th grade. We are an approved vendor with Inspire Charter Schools. Times are in Pacific Time. Classes will not be held Nov. 23-27, 2020.
Dates – Oct. 6 – Dec. 3
Time – 3:30-4:30 PST
Public Speaking – Tues.
Late Registration – Register by Oct. 18, 2020 for$499.
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 the schedule is customized based on the needs of your group. The tuition is $499 per student.
For more information or to schedule a private course, use the 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. Discounts are available for booking multiple sessions in advance. To book private sessions, please use this link to submit your payment on the Registration page. For questions and scheduling, please use this link to contact the Academy for Public Speaking.