FREQUENTY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much are classes?
Answer coming soon.
Where are you located?

We are located at 16808 Armstrong Ave Unit #100, Irvine, CA 92606. Please note that we are located on a Christian Community Church premises but we are not affiliated with the church.

Once you arrive at the Armstrong building, park anywhere on the right side of the building and walk your child through the back entrance on the map and head down the stairs to the left upon entering. There will be Cogito signs and banners to help guide the way. You will find Cogito’s suite and find the sign-in table for check in/check outs.

Do you have classes for adults?
We are currently in the process of developing online classes for adults. Please complete our interest form, in order to be the first to know when online classes are available. In the meantime, we also provide private Cogito tutoring for adults. Please give us a call for individual rates.
When do Fall classes begin?
Fall classes begin Aug 22, 2022 -Aug 27, 2022. Fall classes are 17 weeks.
What sort of style of debate does Cogito work with?

Parliamentary debate and Lincoln Douglas Debate.

Parliamentary Debate is considered an impromptu speaking exercise. Students learn to be prepared to present arguments that either propose the resolution or oppose the resolution, depending on which side of the debate they are assigned.

In Lincoln-Douglas debate, students will be given a solid grounding in the practice of research and argumentation. In this form of debate, students will focus on one on one debate involving a range of topics, from sociopolitical to philosophical issues. Students will learn the structure and theory behind Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and will ultimately learn how to effectively construct and deploy strategic arguments within this debate setting.

This Lincoln-Douglas debate course will combine the following skills:

  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Research skills
  • Persuasive communication techniques
What can I do to get my student into the Cogito Club?
All Cogito Debate Clubs require a prerequisite and must be interviewed before joining. Prerequisite: Intro/Intermediate courses + Summer Bootcamp. Debate Club tuition rates include tournament entry fees and additional tournament practices.
My student has no experience in debate, can they still join?
Of course! We welcome students of all levels to Cogito.
Can I enroll my child halfway through the semester?
Of course, your student is able to join our Fall semester any time before our 5th week. We also have mid semester options (8 week courses) if available.
What is the refund policy?
You are able to receive a 100% refund prior to the start of the semester. However, if your student attends at least one class you will receive only particle reimbursement.
How can my student prepare for a tournament?
Answer coming soon.
Can I use charter funds to pay for Cogito classes?
The simple answer is yes. Please complete the Student Registration. We will need the Enrichment Certificate prior to the start of the class. If there is a difference between approved Charter funds and full tuition, the difference must be paid prior to the start of the class.