Our nationally ranked Speech and Debate Program offers three levels of study: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced. Debate enables students to acquire a variety of academic and personal skills, including platform speaking, research, sportsmanship, logic, writing, and performing in competitive situations. All participants start with a one-semester course, Beginning Debate, which is offered in the fall. This class introduces students to competitive speaking, analytic thinking, the basics of argumentation, and research. At all three levels, students are required to be involved in one of two categories of debate (Lincoln Douglas or Policy), or an individual event such as Oratory, Dramatic or Humorous Interpretation, or Domestic or Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking. College Prep is consistently recognized as one of the top programs in the country and recently earned a “Schools of Excellence” award from National Speech and Debate Association.
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