After-School Program

Choose the after-school track that's right for you

World Language Track

Students who choose the World Language Track study one of four languages: Arabic, Korean, Russian or Mandarin Chinese. Each language class meets for 90 minutes twice per week from October – June. Students earn credit while experiencing the fun and rigor of learning about a new language and culture. Both in-person and virtual class options are available. LEARN MORE about the world language track

Leadership Track

Students who choose the Leadership Track enroll in our Leadership course and develop their personal leadership skills, intercultural understanding, ability to take action on social justice issues, and understanding of glocal (global + local) issues that impact their communities.

The Leadership course meets for 90 minutes every two weeks.

Both in-person and virtual class options are available.

LEARN MORE about the leadership track

Global Citizen Track

The Global Citizen Track is a combination of the World Language Track and Leadership Track.
 
Students who enroll in a world language course and a leadership course with OWN are automatically on the Global Citizen track!
 

LEARN MORE about the global citizen track

Details of all tracks

A desription of the leadership track, the world language track, and the global citizen track

Twice weekly, students take after school critical world language classes in Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, Korean or Russian. These languages were chosen because they are less commonly taught in U.S. schools but are widely used world languages that will be beneficial for future global leaders. Students earn one high school credit per year for these classes.

World Language Class Schedule

All OneWorld Now! classes will start the week of October 18th, 2021. Classes conclude the week of June 10th, 2022. In-person class locations may change depending on health conditions and SPS policies.

Class Location Days Time
Arabic 1
Franklin High School
Tuesdays & Thursdays
4:30pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time
Arabic 1
Ingraham High School
Mondays & Wednesdays
4:30pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time
Arabic 1
Online
Tuesdays &Thursdays
6:15pm - 7:45pm Pacific Time
Arabic 2
Online
Tuesdays & Thursdays
4:30pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time
Arabic 3/4
Online
Tuesdays & Thursdays
6:15pm - 7:45pm Pacific Time
Chinese 1
Online
Tuesdays & Thursdays
4:00pm - 5:30pm Pacific Time
Chinese 2
Online
Mondays & Wednesdays
5:30pm - 7:00pm Pacific Time
Chinese 3
Online
Wednesdays
4:00pm - 5:30pm Pacific Time
Korean 1
Franklin High School
Tuesdays & Thursdays
4:30pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time
Korean 1
Lincoln High School
Mondays & Wednesdays
4:30pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time
Korean 1
Online
Mondays & Wednesdays
4:30pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time
Korean 2
Online
Tuesdays & Thursdays
4:30pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time
Korean 2
Online
Mondays & Wednesdays
6:15pm - 7:45pm Pacific Time
Russian 1
Online
Tuesdays & Thursdays
4:30pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time
Russian 2A/2B
Online
Wednesdays
4:30pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time

OneWorld Now! follows Seattle Public Schools and Washington state guidance on COVID-19 precautions. In accordance with current guidelines, students and teachers will remain masked during class and maintain 3 ft of distance from one another. We may change these precautions in the future as we receive more guidance from Seattle Public Schools and the Washington state Department of health.

Students with a high school graduation year of 2022 – 2026 (enrolled in 8th – 12th grade in the 2021-22 school year) are eligible to enroll.

Priority will be given to students in 9th-12th grades; students in 8th grade may be placed on a waiting list until we are able to determine whether there is enough room in the class.

To attend an online class, you will need either a smart phone, tablet, computer or other device that is connected to the Internet, can download Zoom, and has a front-facing camera.  If you need assistance getting access to appropriate technology and you are in the Seattle area, please contact info@oneworldnow.org.

To attend an in-person class, you do not need any specific technology.

OneWorld Now! is an accredited Supplementary School through Cognia (formerly AdvancEd). Students taking a OneWorld Now! class that meets twice per week receive 0.5 credit per semester, or 1.0 credit for the year (the same as taking one year of language class in your school).

Classes that meet once per week earn 0.5 credits for the year, or 0.25 credits per semester.

If you are enrolled in a school outside of Seattle Public Schools or Highline Public Schools, contact your counselor to find out if your school will accept credit from OneWorld Now!.  You may also contact info@oneworldnow.org if you have additional questions.

OneWorld Now! classes charge tuition on a sliding scale based on family income in order to make classes accessible to as many students as possible. Tuition for students receiving free or reduced lunch is $40 per semester ($80 total for the year). For all other students, please consult the calculator below to find your family’s tuition level.

If the Covid-19 pandemic has affected your family’s income, please select a tuition payment based on your best estimation of your family’s income level for 2021. Students receiving free/reduced lunch who cannot make the $40 tuition payment due to the pandemic are encouraged to request additional assistance.

Tuition is the same for the World Language Track and the Global Citizen Track. In other words, students who were planning to take a world language with OWN can switch to the Global Citizen Track for no extra cost!


A nonrefundable deposit of $10 is due by October 3rd to save your spot in the class. This can be paid via credit card at the time of registration; mailed as a check to 610 Maynard Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104; or dropped off in the mail slot at the OneWorld Now! office (same address). This deposit will be considered a first payment toward your tuition balance. 

For the remainder of your tuition, you may choose to pay per month (due on the 15th of each month), per semester (due October 15, 2021 and February 15, 2022), or make a one-time payment for the full year.

Learn more about tuition and scholarship

Please send an email to info@oneworldnow.org describing your background in the language you would like to study. Let us know where and when you previously studied it, for how long, and how you studied (e.g. in a school program, on your own, etc).  We’ll get back to you with a recommendation of which level would be right for you, or connect you with the teacher for an evaluation.

All OneWorld Now! language classes will start the week of October 18th, 2021. Classes conclude the week of June 10th.

Meet Some of Our Teachers

Every other week, Leadership Track students meet to build positive social identities, intercultural sensitivity and an expanded sense of global citizenship. In the end, students realize their potential as leaders in their community and in their own life, and are empowered to do their part to make a positive change in the world. The Leadership Track is based on a uniquely designed curriculum involving a series of workshops that set youth on a course toward becoming global citizens concerned with social justice and equity. The Leadership program curriculum is dynamic and may evolve in response to current events and student interests.

PERSONAL LEADERSHIP

Who am I . . . on the inside? Learning outcomes here include the ability to slow down and examine assumption-making processes; describe negative self-talk, and emphasize opportunity over obstacles.

SOCIAL IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT

Who am I . . . in relation to power in society? Students gain the ability to identify multiple social identities while gaining an understanding of the systems and behaviors that allow for inequality and injustices and how we can work to counter them.

INTERCULTURAL SENSITIVITY

Who am I . . . in relation to other? Learning outcomes include the ability to let go of what makes sense to you to understand what makes sense to others, and the ability to find similarities while also appreciating differences.

GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

Who am I . . . in this great, big world? Students gain a personal understanding of global interconnectedness, and an enhanced sense of responsibility to affect change, both locally and globally.

Leadership Class Schedule

Cohort Location Days Time
In-Person Cohort
Chinatown/International District (Seattle, WA)
Alternating Fridays
4:30pm - 6:30pm Pacific Time (dinner included)
Virtual cohort
Online
Alternating Fridays
4:30pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time

Leadership is not required for students in the World Language Track. Only students in the Global Citizen Track take both language and leadership.

However, Leadership is a rewarding experience that many students love and remember fondly. We encourage everyone to believe in themselves as a Leader and try it out.

For students already enrolled in the World Language Track, there is no extra charge for enrolling in Leadership (students enrolled in both a world language and leadership with OWN are considered part of the Global Citizen Track).

Students who enroll in Leadership but are not taking a language class will be charged tuition on a sliding scale. Leadership tuition for students receiving free or reduced lunch is $10 per semester ($20 total for the year). For all other students, please consult the calculator below to find your family’s tuition level.

If the Covid-19 pandemic has affected your family’s income, please select a tuition payment based on your best estimation of your family’s income level for 2021.

A nonrefundable deposit of $10 is due by October 3rd to save your spot in the class. This can be paid via credit card at the time of registration; mailed as a check to 610 Maynard Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104; or dropped off in the mail slot at the OneWorld Now! office (same address). This deposit will be considered a first payment toward your tuition balance. 

For the remainder of your tuition, you may choose to pay per semester (due October 15, 2021 and February 15, 2022) or make a one-time payment for the full year.

Learn more about tuition and scholarships

Students with a high school graduation year of 2022 – 2026 (enrolled in 8th – 12th grade in the 2021-22 school year) are eligible to enroll.

Priority will be given to students in 9th-12th grades; students in 8th grade may be placed on a waiting list until we are able to determine whether there is enough room in the class.

We are still finalizing the location for the in-person Leadership class, but the location will likely be somewhere in the Chinatown/International District area or downtown.

In-Person Cohort:
October 22, November 5, November 19, December 10, January 7, January 21, February 4, February 18, March 11, March 25, April 8, April 29, May 13, May 27, June 10 

Virtual Cohort:
October 29, November 12, December 3, December 17, January 14, January 28, February 11, March 3, March 18, April 1, April 22, May 6, May 20, June 3

To attend the online Leadership, you will need either a smart phone, tablet, computer or other device that is connected to the Internet, can download Zoom, and has a front-facing camera. If you need assistance getting access to appropriate technology and you are in the Seattle area, please contact info@oneworldnow.org.

To attend the in-person Leadership, you do not need any specific technology.

We believe true global citizens study language as well as learn about themselves and the world.
 
The Global Citizen Track is a combination of the World Language Track and Leadership Track. Students on the Global Citizen Track may receive preference for study abroad scholarships provided or sponsored by OneWorld Now!
 
Students who enroll in a world language course and a leadership course with OWN are automatically on the Global Citizen track!
 

Frequently Asked Questions About the Global Citizen Track

Students enrolled in the Global Citizen track will be on their way to becoming global citizens! By taking both language and leadership courses with us, students will set out on the journey to world language proficiency and develop a deeper understanding of the issues that impact their community and communities who speak the language they are studying.

Students will also develop a stronger community with other students from across Seattle and the United States who share their interests.

Tuition is the same for the World Language Track and the Global Citizen Track. In other words, students who were planning to take a world language with OWN can switch to the Global Citizen Track for no extra cost!

OneWorld Now! classes charge tuition on a sliding scale based on family income in order to make classes accessible to as many students as possible. Tuition for students receiving free or reduced lunch is $40 per semester ($80 total for the year). For all other students, please consult the calculator below to find your family’s tuition level.

If the Covid-19 pandemic has affected your family’s income, please select a tuition payment based on your best estimation of your family’s income level for 2021. Students receiving free/reduced lunch who cannot make the $40 tuition payment due to the pandemic are encouraged to request additional assistance.

A nonrefundable deposit of $10 is due by October 3rd to save your spot in the class. This can be paid via credit card at the time of registration; mailed as a check to 610 Maynard Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104; or dropped off in the mail slot at the OneWorld Now! office (same address). This deposit will be considered a first payment toward your tuition balance. 

For the remainder of your tuition, you may choose to pay per month (due on the 15th of each month), per semester (due October 15, 2021 and February 15, 2022), or make a one-time payment for the full year.

Learn more about tuition and scholarships

Students with a high school graduation year of 2022 – 2026 (enrolled in 8th – 12th grade in the 2021-22 school year) are eligible to enroll.

Priority will be given to students in 9th-12th grades; students in 8th grade may be placed on a waiting list until we are able to determine whether there is enough room in the class.

All OneWorld Now! classes will start the week of October 18th, 2021. Classes conclude the week of June 10th.

To attend an online class, you will need either a smart phone, tablet, computer or other device that is connected to the Internet, can download Zoom, and has a front-facing camera. If you need assistance getting access to appropriate technology and you are in the Seattle area, please contact info@oneworldnow.org.

To attend an in-person class, you do not need any specific technology.

OneWorld Now! follows Seattle Public Schools and Washington state guidance on COVID-19 precautions. In accordance with current guidelines, students and teachers will remain masked during class and maintain 3 ft of distance from one another. We may change these precautions in the future as we receive more guidance from Seattle Public Schools and the Washington state Department of health.


Study Abroad

Sending youth abroad is probably the most transformative experience of all the components of OneWorld Now!. Students return from these programs with an expanded worldview, a passion for pursuing additional education abroad opportunities, and a much clearer vision and commitment to pursuing higher education and achieving their long-term goals. The OWN study abroad experience may involve a homestay, continued language study, investigation of critical issues, or service learning opportunities.

OneWorld Now! hopes to resume study abroad in 2022, pending public health conditions in both the United States and destination countries.  Safety will always remain our highest priority.

LEARN MORE about study abroad

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