Coconut Creek High School is proud to be in its 3rd year of participating in the Broward County Public Schools Debate Initiative. For the first time in the school’s history, students are not only learning about Debate in class, but are participating in District Wide Debate Competitions!
Debate 1 and 2 are Honors level courses offered to eligible students at Coconut Creek High. In addition to and as an aside, all students are eligible to participate in Debate Club. Debate Club meets once per week, on Wednesdays after school for about an hour. This time is used to prepare for competitive events throughout the year.
For more information, contact the CCHS Debate Coach Ms. Landis.
Broward County Public Schools Debate Initiative
| About the Debate Initiative
How many schools are included in the initiative?
The Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Debate Initiative was implemented in the 2012/13 school year with 15 high schools. Debate programs are now active at every high school, every middle school, and quickly expanding to all elementary schools and centers.
How many students in the District are participating in the initiative?
There are approximately 12,000 students now participating in debate.
Speech and debate students learn research, logic, organization of ideas, manipulation of language, assessment of audience, self-esteem and engagement in world events. These skills not only build better students, they build better college candidates, better employees and better citizens.