Drama I  (Grades 10-12)

This is an introductory course to the world of theater, covering the performance aspects as well as the other technical theater areas. The basics in the technical theater area are covered by learning about the part they play in the storytelling process. A large focus is on character development, performance techniques, and combating stage fright. All of these things help the student actors learn how to play their parts well.




Drama II  (Grades 11-12 • Prerequisite Drama I)

Drama II is where students can focus on their areas of interest, being able to dedicate more time to whatever area most interests them. Drama II also contains a directing unit. A large part of Drama II is having one’s classwork showcased in the spring play via lights, sound, props, costumes, etc.




Forensics  (Grades 9-12)

Forensics is an area that emphasizes acting and speaking techniques in a competitive setting. All that is done in Speech and Drama is done in Forensics but the students represent CHS and compete against other schools across the state. In Forensics both individual and group activities are used. 1st Semester students will perform every event in Forensics. 2nd semester, students will perfect performances and be required to compete at 4 Forensics tournaments.




Speech  (Grades 9-12)

Students will begin the course working on interpersonal communication skills. As the semester progresses, they will write and deliver speeches for a variety of situations in life, including the use of technology in at least one speech. The speaking and listening standards will be the emphasis of this course.