Course title

Speech and Communication Arts



Course description

This is a semester-long academic course that is open to all students. Students will be required to use their skills in public speaking, rhetoric, interpretation, and debate to produce and complete in locally and nationally sanctioned competitive events. Students may elect to study speech events for the entire semester without extracurricular participation in interscholastic Speech and Debate competitions. 

This course will teach students communication skills through the preparation and presentation of the following competitive events: Extemporaneous Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, Original Oratory, Informative Speaking, Congressional Debate, and at least one of the following interpretation events: Dramatic Interp, Humorous Interp, Prose Interp, Program Oral Interp, or Dual Interp. Other events/activities that could be incorporated would include: Special Occasion Speeches (Eulogy, Commencement Speech, Award Presentation Speech, Acceptance Speech, Nomination Speech, Dedication Speech, Toast, Roast, etc.), Extemp Commentary, Radio Broadcasting, Storytelling, Declamation, interviewing, and others. While competing in local tournaments is not a requirement, it is highly encouraged. 

School country

United States

School state


High school

School / district Address

1501 West Guadalupe Rd

School zip code


Requested competency code


Date submitted



Deferred date

Deferred Reason

In order to be reviewed as a English, we will need more details on the English components / assignments covered in this course.

Online / Virtual