Speech and Debate

The Speech & Debate team is an after-school, co-curricular activity designed to build the communication skills of all members.
This activity offers something for everyone. If you like acting, arguing, reading, researching, writing, or just meeting people this team is for you. Club members are eligible for local, state, and national competitions.



Coast Forensic League
Presentation competes in the Coast Forensic League, the most competitive district in the State, as well as the California Coast NFL League, the second most competitive district in the entire country.

National Forensic League
Students in Speech and Debate also become members of the National Forensic League, one of the most prestigious honors societies that high school students can be a part of.

Rhetoric Class

This semester-long course for ninth graders is an introduction to public speaking and argumentation. Students will be exposed to various written and oral techniques of persuasion, argumentation, exposition, discussion, and analysis of controversial current issues. For more information, click here.