Critical Thinking, Collaborative Leadership, & Debate

 An enrichment/extension class for advanced learners

Schoolboys and girls (13-15) in classroom --- Image by © Tim Pannell/Corbis

Have you ever wondered if revenge  is justified?  Do animals have memories?  

Join Mr. Ron Young and start developing the critical skills necessary for success in pre-college work and the SAT.  Students will learn through reading, analyzing, and discussing complex ideas with their peers.  This course has been developed to provide advanced learners in middle school with an opportunity to practice critical reading skills that can serve them on standardized achievement and college-qualifying tests.  Classes will be held at Laurel Ridge MS in Room M-4 but all middle schools students are welcome to attend.  Students will be using the book SAT Preparation for Critical Reading (The Touchstones Method) for our class.  Students will need internet access at home to register for the course.



  • Dates: Class meets Wednesday's either online or in-person, January 16 - March 20, 2013 (10 weeks)
  • Time: 3:15 - 4:15 pm
  • Cost: $10.00
  • Grades: 6, 7 and 8 only
  • Location: Laurel Ridge MS, Room M-4 (All middle school students welcome)
  • Instructor: Ron Young
Registration opens December 3, 2013