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Speech and Debate

Speech and Debate

Beyond the improvements in students’ academic performances that prepare them to excel in college, speech and debate provides them with the necessary social and academic confidence to grow as individuals, achieve educational goals, pursue meaningful work, and improve the lives of others – and our world.

Speech and Debate Gives Students An Edge

  • Speech and debate students have a significant edge in college admissions.
  • Speech and debate participation provides real cognitive and behavioral outcomes in the following areas:
    • Improving reading, listening, speaking, and writing
    • Improving critical thinking skills, Fostering intellectual curiosity
    • Increasing motivation
    • Increasing engagement – both at-risk and gifted students engage more and act out as much as 50% less.

Meeting Times

Monday through Friday
7:00am until 7:45am
Prep, Room 266

Junior High Students
Wednesdays
3:30pm until 5:30pm
Historic Anaheim Campus, Room TBA


2016-2017 Tournament Schedule

TOURNAMENT NAME DATE(S)
GRAPEVINE (TX) SEPTEMBER 8-11
OCSL NOVICE @ FAIRMONT PREP SEPTEMBER 17
CSU LONG BEACH SEPTEMBER 24-25
CYPRESS BAY (FL) OCTOBER 7-10
CSU FULLERTON OCTOBER 14-15
CLAREMONT HIGH SCHOOL OCTOBER 22
APPLE VALLEY (MN) NOVEMBER 3-6
OCSL FALL @ NORTHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL NOVEMBER 12
GLENBROOKS (IL) NOVEMBER 18-21
BLAKE (MN) DECEMBER 15-18
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY (AZ) JANUARY 4-8
BINGHAM (UT) JANUARY 13-15
OCSL SPRING @ SONORA HIGH SCHOOL JANUARY 28
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS (NV) FEBRUARY 3-6
UC BERKELEY FEBRUARY 17-20
MIDDLE SCHOOL TOURNAMENT @ FAIRMONT PREP FEBRUARY 24-25
CHSSA STATE QUALIFIERS @ TBA EARLY MARCH*
NDCA NATIONALS @ WEBER STATE (UT) APRIL 7-10
SHURR HIGH SCHOOL APRIL 8-9
CSU FULLERTON MID-APRIL*
TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS @ UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY (KT) APRIL 27-MAY 2
CHSSA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP @ ARCADIA HIGH SCHOOL APRIL 28-30
*Tournament date to be confirmed.

Fairmont Preparatory Academy Forensics competes as a part of the National Forensic League (NFL), specifically within the Southern California District which is made up of a number of southern California schools (www.nationalforensicleague.org).

Fairmont Prep also belongs to the Orange County Speech League (OCSL) under the direction of the California High School Speech Association (CHSSA). The Orange County Speech League holds tournaments on a monthly basis at various schools in California and the surrounding areas, as far away as San Diego. These tournaments are referred to as “league” tournaments and are available to any student who prepares and wishes to experience local high school competition. Invitational tournaments, typically those held at high schools and universities inside and outside of California, are open to a more diverse field of participants. At these travel tournaments, Fairmont Preparatory Academy students will compete with students from various parts of the country. These tournaments prepare qualify students for participation at the Tournament of Champions (TOC) as well as the NFL and NCFL national tournaments.