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The GDx Program - a Digital Great debate experience

Hear from our founder about the GDx!


What is the GDx? 

The Great Debate Experience, or GDx, is a digital communications and leadership development program for ambitious and courageous young people. If you're committed to making meaningful change in your world, and you’re driven toward building up your community, NHI and the GDx is for you. 


Who is eligible to apply for the GDx?

All students are welcome to apply for the GDx if they meet the following requirements:

  • In the 9th or 10th grade
  • Has a GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • First-time NHI participant

What does the admissions process look like?

  1. Complete online registration and submit a $25 registration fee
  2. Upload a recent report card or transcript (last reporting period for 2019-2020 school year accepted)
  3. Enrollment Office reviews the application within 1-3 business days
  4. Upon acceptance, please  pay a $150 non-refundable deposit within 10 days
  5. Upload the completed Parent Release Form
  6. Complete final tuition payment by assigned deadline (flexible payment plans available)

What is the timeline of the GDx?

  • Fall Semester: Submit an application
  • Fall Semester - End of Winter Break : Complete registration and prerequisite "mini courses"
  • Winter Break: Meet your orientation leader, and older NHI participant who will welcome you to NHI and introduce you to your orientation group
  • Beginning of New Year/Winter Semester: Officially join your local or community team and begin the journey in preparing for the debate
  • Summer: Compete in the Great Debate and gain the experience of a lifetime


What are the program dates? 

The GDx occurs in two parts: a Spring training from mid-January to April, and one Summer digital debate tournament in June or July. 

The Summer digital debate tournament dates are as follows:

  • June 18-20, 2021
  • June 21-23, 2021
  • June 25-27, 2021
  • July 9-11, 2021

What are the program requirements?

All participating students must:

Program Fees & Tuition

What is the cost of the GDx?

The cost of the GDx is broken down  into distinct fees, all of which will culminate in supplying your student with the adequate resources for a fulfilling and fun leadership experience :

  • A $25 dollar required and non-refundable application fee
  • The actual program tuition:
    • NHI Student Club Rate - $575*
    • Non-NHI Student Club Rate - $700
Be part of the NHI Student Club for $50/year and gain access to NHI program discounts, year-round online leadership and college prep events, monthly newsletters, and more. 

What does the payment schedule look like?

NHI will provide details about the payment schedule upon acceptance into the program. 

NHI is committed to flexibility - that is, payment plans and fundraising tools are available to all families who request them. 

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