Thank you for your interest in extended day at GDS. We are currently assessing what our programs will look like for the 2020–21 school year in order to keep students engaged and safe. The GDS 360 classes currently posted are a sample of what was offered last year. Stay tuned for updates.

GDS 360

GDS 360 Chess Club

Chess helps students problem solve and think strategically, and you’ll do just that during this class. Beginning players will learn the basics of different moves, while more advanced players will hone their strategy and critical thinking skills. Chess has been proven to improve concentration, patience, cognitive development, critical thinking, and the ability to make strategic decisions when under pressure. 

Learning Goal: 1) Beginners will be able to identify each chess piece and the way it can move. They will be able to articulate why they are using each piece throughout a game.  2) Advanced players will be able to identify the strategic moves they are making and articulate the reasons for those moves.

Demonstration of Mastery: Students will participate in a chess tournament on a Saturday in December season.  

Instructor: Griot Academy Staff

First and Second Grade
Wednesdays, Block 1 Details
Minimum Fee: $52
Cost: $527
Sessions: 19

Third through Eighth Grade 
Wednesdays, Block 2 Details
Please note: This class is from 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM.
Minimum Fee: $52
Cost: $147
Sessions: 19

  • Wednesdays Block 1
  • Wednesdays Block 2

Contact Us

"Jessica" Hortman

"Jessica" Hortman

Director of GDS 360
Jessica

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