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Speech Program

Speech Program

In line with common core standards, 21st century skills, the SLEs, and the Habits of Mind, the Speech and Debate Program at Notre Dame Academy builds critical thinking and analytical skills, public speaking and argument skills, encourages the use of evidence to support ideas and claims, and requires students to think flexibly and persevere. Additionally, students in the speech and debate class specifically target the SLE Effective Communicator as students learn to speak in loud, clear voices, in an organized manner, with an engaging tone and intonation, and with poise and confidence.