The 2014 Chicago Middle School Debate Institute

After last summer’s highly successful inauguration, we are very pleased to announce the 2014 Chicago Middle School Debate Institute (CMSDI), which will take place July 28 – August 8, M – F, 9:00am – 3:30pm, at Walter Payton College Prep, 1034 N. Wells St. (close to the Division St. stop on the CTA red line, and between River North and the Gold Coast). Based on coach and parent input, we have expanded the CMSDI to two weeks this year.

Download and help your students complete and submit the 2014 CMSDI Registration Form.

The CMSDI is your students’ best local opportunity to prepare themselves for the 2014/15 debate season and the new oceans policy topic. The CMSDI’s curriculum focuses on skills-building and topic understanding. The CMSDI staff is carefully selected from the best local and national high school and college debate coach talent available.

There is a $25 registration fee required of all students. The tuition for the two-week CMSDI is $350, though that is waived for Title I (low-income family) students, who are only responsible for the registration fee.

The final registration deadline is May 15, but we encourage you not to wait – the 50 guaranteed seats at the 2014 CMSDI may be filled before then.

Note that all CMSDI students receive lunch daily and a full set of the 2014/15 CMSDL Core Files, along with filing materials.

We’re very pleased to once again offer the Chicago Middle School Debate Institute, and we hope to be able to work to teach and train your students in debate this summer!