The class cost is $10 per week.
14 weeks is recommended, not necessary to be completed in order, which will provide a comprehensive understanding of the US Constitution.
Event will be held weekly for 28 weeks through June.
Please register your attendance in advance (by Wednesday) to allow for us to get the necessary prep materials to you using the link on this page.
A host of commonly asked questions as well as to register your attendance can be found at bit.ly/ConstitutionClassesSoCal or by clicking the link below.
Constitution Classes with Douglas Gibbs
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I JUST LEARNED OF THIS, CAN I START NOW?
YES! You can begin at any time, any week and still receive 14 weeks of learning Per the instructor, it is not necessary to attend the classes in order, which is why we are offering it through June; come when you can as it suits your schedule.
Q: Can kids attend?
Per Mr. Gibbs: “While at that age the concept can be difficult to digest, it will be appropriate enough that the child will be able to grasp some of the concepts and will begin to build a sound foundation when it comes to government and history.”
Q: Can I miss a class?
A: Instructor says to think of it as a “book club” as it is not stringently curriculum based but a wealth of knowledge of this document, its history and its purpose. Bring lots of questions; Doug provides handouts. If you are attending via Zoom, you will receive those as a pdf in advance of class-time along with your Zoom link to attend.
Q: Out of state time zone.
A. We are on Pacific Time in Carlsbad, California – so if you are attending out of state or out of country, plan accordingly.
Q. COST IS PER CLASS? May I pay in full in advance?
A. It is $10 per week each week. You must register for each separate class you attend, not necessary to be consecutive. We are a nonprofit and unable to issue refunds so our preference is that you pay each week as you attend.
A. PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE: Cut-off to register for classes each week are on Thursday at noon PST. Please feel free to register in advance for any classes you would like to attend; or sign up week by week as your schedule permits. Capacity 100 on Zoom; 70 in person.
Q. CAN I SIGN UP NOW AND JOIN – AFTER 5 PM THE DAY OFF CLASS?
A1. Not online. The registration for Zoom classes closes weekly at noon on Thursdays to allow for prep materials and links to be sent out to you in advance.
Zoom info is provided to attendees that register and pay fees in advance by 2 pm PST; meeting ID & password are provided the day of each class session after registration closes at noon. PLEASE LOOK FOR THIS EMAIL AS WE CANNOT ANSWER QUESTIONS IN REGARDS TO THIS AFTER 4 pm PST. We cannot accept phone calls at the event nor text messages.
A2. If you attend in person in Carlsbad, California, you can walk-in and pay cash at the door. We ask for pre-registration as the Instructor provides materials and needs a proper head-count to prepare ample handouts. If you choose to not pre-register, there may not be materials for you to use during the class-time, however, they can be emailed to you after the class ends, usually the next business day.