Today’s businesses are complex entities. However, one fundamental principle of success remains constant – the need for communication. Our communication track has been designed to develop speech fluency and confidence and are easily adaptable to groups of all ages and skill levels: from beginners to advanced, both in middle school and high school.
As James Humes, a speechwriter for five Presidents, once said, “The art of communication is the language of leadership.”
MS Public Speaking I
MS Art of Writing I
MS Debate I
This course will introduce the basic skills required for debate program. The curriculum will include how to debate, knowledge about the resolution and general areas of knowledge such as history, economics, international politics, philosophy, government and more. It will also provide the opportunities for students to bring the theory into practice through on some simple debatable topics to help them become comfortable, confident and powerful presenters and persuaders.
HS Debate I
Students would be taught basic public speaking skills to alleviate stage fright and make them more confident and comfortable speakers. As congress is the best event in which to learn these skills, this would be the first event taught. Students would be instructed on how to a) make a case for or against a resolution, b) refute opposing arguments, c) rebuild their own arguments that have been attacked (called rebutting in debate), d) summarize the floor debate, and e) ask and answers questions while on the floor. Congress is a non-confrontational form of debate where students indirectly compete against each other (compare it to golf or swimming or track and field).
HS Debate II