Chess students throughout the world can enroll in a chess class with a live instructor. Through the cooperative effort of Smoky Valley Virtual Charter School and the Anatoly Karpov International School of Chess, reasonably priced lessons in beginning and intermediate chess are now a reality.
Full time students of Smoky Valley Virtual Charter School must enroll by no later than September 15, 2016. We have provided a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I live in Kansas and I’m a home-schooled high school student. Can I enroll in the Smoky Valley Virtual Charter School?
A. Yes. You may call the Virtual School at 785-227-4292 for more information.
Q. Do I have to live in Kansas in order to participate in the chess classes?
A. No. You may participate through the Karpov Chess School.
Q. Can anyone enroll in on-line chess classes?
A. Yes, however only High School students who are enrolled in the Smoky Valley Virtual Charter School can take chess for credit. Out of area students and adults may participate through the Anatoly Karpov International School of Chess. Adults and students who achieve a passing grade in the class will receive certificates of completion from the chess school.
Q. How many sessions are there in each class?
A. Each class consists of 36 sessions. Each session lasts approximately one hour.
Q. What is the cost of these on-line classes?
A. If you are a High School student enrolled in the Smoky Valley Virtual Charter School, there is no charge.
Students outside of the U.S. will need to pay $30.00 per session directly to the Anatoly Karpov International School of Chess. Checks, money orders, and Pay Pal are accepted.
Q. What is the uppermost level of chess taught in the on-line classes?
A. This year, classes are being offered to bring the student to the level of an intermediate chess player, which is equivalent to a U.S. Chess Federation rating of about 1400.
Q. What if I need additional information?
A. You may call the Smoky Valley Virtual Charter School at 785-227-4292 or visit their website at: www.smokyvalley.org/charter or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Other students can contact the Anatoly Karpov International School of Chess at 785-227-7555 or e-mail us at: email@example.com