Public Speaking is a graduation requirement. Each year there is a 6th grade students only class offered in the third trimester, as well as 7th/8th combo classes offered in the second and third trimesters.
Competition Speech is the elective for the speech and debate team. This class does not fulfill the graduation requirement. Competition speech is offered in the first trimester, is open to all middle school students, and is offered both 6th and 7th periods.
The Speech Team is an after school program that competes for the full school year in weekend tournaments. The cost for participation is $1,250. This fee covers all costs associated with entering and preparing for tournament competition. The fee does not include air/hotel for out of area contests including the State and National tournaments. In 2019, State will be in Fresno and Nationals will be in Albuquerque, New Mexico.