Because some students put as much time into Speech and Debate as they would if they were taking another whole class, Speech and Debate has been authorized by both high schools to grant Independent Study Credit (ISC) to students meeting certain requirements. No formal application process is involved.  Credit is awarded each semester, and ALL activities must be fulfilled within a semester to earn credit. Activities are not transferable to other semesters. Independent Study credit shows up as 5 units of Independent Study Speech and Debate and is only graded as Pass/Fail. Students who commit disciplinary violations may be ineligible for credit. Any student fulfilling the requirements will be automatically granted ISC.

If you are a current high school student, please login to see your ISC status for the current semester, or to submit your tournament recaps for credit.

There are FOUR components to Independent Student Credit:

1. Practice Attendance

Students must attend a minimum of 12 meetings each semester. For students who are part of leadership, attendance at all-leader meetings will be counted toward this amount.

2. Tournament & Event Participation

Students must participate in at least 12 rounds of tournament competition each semester or complete the requirement through one of the following approved substitutions. Students must submit all of their tournament rounds or substitute activities toward Independent Study via this recap form.

Approved Substitutions

3. Work Product

In the course of submitting recaps, students must engage in at least two activities for which material work products can be submitted.

4. Preparation & Participation

Students must appropriately engage both within practice and in at-home preparations. Coaches will sign off that students met their expectations for in-practice behavior and preparatory work.