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Public Speaking

Graduation Requirement: .25 credit

Public Speaking
Grades 10–12
.25 credit
A required quarter course, usually taken in the tenth-grade year, Upper School Public Speaking gives students basic instruction on researching, developing, and delivering oral presentations. Four types of presentations are covered: demonstrative, informative, persuasive, and impromptu. Students participate fully in all aspects of the class and deliver four major presentations, demonstrating proficiency in oral communication as measured on the Competent Speaker Speech Performance Evaluation.