The Academy of Chess
The Academy of Chess PA 18702
 
 
  Phone - 570-829-0828
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Academy of Chess, LLC

Have Game, Will Travel

 
FORMAL CHESS CURRICULUM


SPECIALIZING IN NOVICE AND BEGINNER LEVEL PLAYERS

Instructor: Frank Procopio

Certified Chess Coach, US Chess Federation
21 years experience teaching a formal program to students


BENEFITS OF LEARNING CHESS

A. Chess Improves Academic Performance

1. Bradford, PA School District
A five-year study of 7th and 8th grade students showed test scores of chess students increased 17.3% compared to 4.56% for non-chess students.

2. Roberto Clemente School (C.I.S. 166) in New York Joyce Brown, Assistant Principal and Supervisor of Special Ed Department reports studies that show increased ability to socialize. The incidents of suspension and outside altercations decreased by at least 60%.

B. Chess Improves Cognitive Abilities

1. Critical thinking
2. Logic
3. Problem solving

C. Chess Improves Self-esteem

1. Self-confidence
2. Sportsmanship
3. Respect for others

1. US Chess Federation, “Chess Improves Academic Performance”, 1990


Available Chess Programs

A. ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOLS

1. Six-week or ten-week instructional series with a parent or faculty member in attendance who will carry on the chess program.
2. Full School year chess club, October 1st to June 1st
3. Customized program to fit the school’s math or reading curriculum.

B. NON-SCHOOL GROUP INSTRUCTION

1. Libraries
2. Community Centers
3. Recreational Centers
4. Scout Groups


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