After-School Program

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World Language Track

Students who choose the World Language Track enroll in 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.

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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.

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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!
 
Global Citizen Track students will take Leadership in a language cohort, allowing for direct connections to be made between Leadership concepts and the target cultures and region they are studying.
 

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Details of all tracks

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.

Schedule

All OneWorld Now! classes will start the week of October 12th, 2020. Classes conclude the week of June 14th.

Yes. All OneWorld Now! classes will take place entirely online for the fall semester (October 2020 – Feburary 2021) due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In December-January, we will re-evaluate health conditions, assess families’ interest and comfort level with in-person classes, and offer a limited number of in-person classes in Spring 2021 if health conditions allow. Some limited in-person activities may take place in Fall 2020 in a socially distanced, outdoor setting, such as community-building activities or community service.

For students not in the Seattle area, we will have online classes available throughout the school year.

Students with a high school graduation year of 2021 – 2025 (enrolled in 8th – 12th grade in the 2020-21 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 this 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.

OneWorld Now! is an accredited Supplementary School through Cognia (formerly AdvancEd). Students enrolled in Seattle Public Schools will receive 0.5 credit per session, or 1.0 credit for the summer (the same as taking one year of language class in your school).

If you are enrolled in a school outside of Seattle 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 2020. 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 1st 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, 2020 and February 15, 2021), or make a one-time payment for the full year.

Learn more about tuition and scholarships

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 12th, 2020. Classes conclude the week of June 14th.

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.

Schedule
Leadership schedule

Yes. All OneWorld Now! classes will take place entirely online for the fall semester (October 2020 – Feburary 2021) due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In December-January, we will re-evaluate health conditions, assess families’ interest and comfort level with in-person classes, and offer a limited number of in-person classes in Spring 2021 if health conditions allow. Some limited in-person activities may take place in Fall 2020 in a socially distanced, outdoor setting, such as community-building activities or community service.

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 2020.

A nonrefundable deposit of $10 is due by October 1st 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, 2020 and February 15, 2021) or make a one-time payment for the full year.

Learn more about tuition and scholarships

Students with a high school graduation year of 2021 – 2025 (enrolled in 8th – 12th grade in the 2020-21 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.

The follow dates for Leadership are tentative and subject to change.

Leadership Track:
 

October 22, November 5, November 19, December 10, January 14, January 28, February 11, March 4, March 18, April 1, April 29, May 13, May 27, June 10

 Arabic Global Citizen Track Leadership:

 

October 21, November 4, November 18, December 9, January 13, January 27, February 10, March 3, March 17, March 31, April 28, May 12, May 26, June 9

 Chinese & Russian Global Citizen Track Leadership:

 

October 16, October 30, November 13, December 4, January 8, January 22, February 5, February 26, March 12, March 26, April 23, May 7, May 21, June 4

Korean Global Citizen Track Leadership:

October 23, November 6, November 20, December 11, January 15, January 29, February 12, March 5, March 19, April 2, April 30, May 14, May 28, June 11

To attend this 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.

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! (However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we do not know whether we will be able to offer study abroad opportunities in 2021).
 
Students who enroll in a world language course and a leadership course with OWN are automatically on the Global Citizen track!
 
Schedule

All OneWorld Now! classes will start the week of October 12th, 2020. Classes conclude the week of June 14th.

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 2020. 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 1st 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, 2020 and February 15, 2021), or make a one-time payment for the full year.

Learn more about tuition and scholarships

You will get to know these students better, build a community, and connect Leadership to the language and region you are studying.

Students with a high school graduation year of 2021 – 2025 (enrolled in 8th – 12th grade in the 2020-21 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.

The follow dates for Leadership are tentative and subject to change.

Arabic Global Citizen Track Leadership:
 

October 21, November 4, November 18, December 2, December 16, January 20, February 3, February 24, March 10, March 24, April 21, May 5, May 19, June 2

 
Chinese & Russian Global Citizen Track Leadership:
 

October 16, October 30, November 13, December 4, January 8, January 22, February 5, February 26, March 12, March 26, April 9, April 30, May 14, June 4

Korean Global Citizen Track Leadership:

October 23, November 6, November 20, December 11, January 15, January 29, February 12, March 5, March 19, April 2, April 23, May 7, May 21, June 11

All OneWorld Now! classes will start the week of October 12th, 2020. Classes conclude the week of June 14th.

To attend these classes, 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.


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.

Please note that we do not know whether study abroad will be available in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We will carefully assess our options and inform enrolled students of their options as soon as we can make a decision. Safety will always remain our highest priority.

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