Summer Academy

JLHS Forensics Summer Camp 2015

Summer Academy

Emergency Information Form

Dear parents/students,

Thank you for your interest in the James Logan Forensics Summer Academy. It is wonderful that you are exploring this opportunity to become part of our critically acclaimed program and I would like to take this opportunity to say welcome! I cannot emphasize enough the need for your child to be a part of this academy, in anticipation of competition next year, as the foundation for their competitive success will be laid during the Summer Academy.

Students in the program will have the opportunity to participate in all three branches of Forensics. These branches include platform public speaking, interpretation (competitive acting), and debate. The skills that competition in all of these branches imbue on students have become increasingly vital for their future success in college and beyond…in fact they are life skills. Your child’s attendance at the Summer Academy is a vital step forward toward their realizing this success.

Academy Design + Schedule

The Summer Academy will be held from Tuesday, July 5th 2016 - Saturday, July 30th, 2016. We will be continuing this year with our academy model of covering preparation for all of the three branches of Forensics during the month of July. Our goal is to ensure that every competitor coming out of the camp has been exposed to everything that Forensics has to offer and has had adequate time to select their primary areas of emphasis before the demands of the school year begin.

Additionally, the first week of the Summer Academy will focus primarily on the basics of debate and will be used to evaluate which debate platform will be a good fit for your students. Beginning the second week of the camp the Speech side of forensics will be introduced, and scheduled in, so that everyone covers their primary speech and debate events.

The schedule for the Summer Academy will be:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


NHUSD Students = $700.00

Out of District Students = $1,200.00

Compare these costs to other speech and debate camps around the area (Stanford, Berkeley, etc) to see the tremendous savings!

Special Discounts

A special family discount of $200.00 will be offered to families who register more than one child in the Summer Academy. This offer is a one time discount offered off of the total enrollment cost for all family members who register!


Open enrollment ends on Thursday, June 30, 2016.

To secure your student's slot in the Summer Academy, please submit the application and a minimum $150.00 non-refundable down payment by April 18th, 2016. Checks should be made out to:

Friends of Forensics

Checks should be sent via certified mail to:

Attn: Tommie Lindsey
James Logan High School, Room 408
1800 H Street
Union City, CA 94587

Any registration that is made after June 30th, through the beginning of the Summer Academy, will incur an additional $25.00 late registration fee.

Thursday, June 30th, 2016 will serve as the official academy registration day and all final payments and the application will be due at this time. We will be on site at Logan from 1 - 4 pm on the 30th for registration. All required forms will need to be provided at registration, if they have not already been sent in by that date.

* Limited $200 scholarships may be available. Check back on the website after April 18 for more information.

Note: You have until the end of the first week of the academy to withdraw for a full refund. After the first week, if you withdraw you will only be eligible to receive a refund of 50% of your payment.

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