Drama I (Grades 10-12)
Drama is an area that emphasizes self-expression through acting and creation of character. By portraying different characters, the student learns about him/herself and the world around him/her. The creative process is utilized in many ways other than acting: set design, costumes, lighting, sound, props, and stage management.
Drama II (Grades 11-12 • Prerequisite Drama I)
The student will continue performing and learning about technical theatre. More emphasis is put on student directing and heading up tech crews. Also, advanced students will lead other students in specialized projects.
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.