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General Speech is required to graduate at DCHS.  There are two ways students may waive this requirement.

1.  Students actively participating on the DCHS speech team may petition the Board of Education to waive the requirement if they have been an active competitive speech member for two or more years and the student has prepared and competed in at least one speaking event and three other events during his or her seasons on the team and have the recommendation for waiver from the speech coach. All students who want to petition the board for waiver must make an oral and written request to waive credit to the Board of Education no later than Novemeber of his or her senior year.

2.  Students who have completed the Public Speaking Class outreach class offered by an accredited college may petition the Board of Education through oral and written request to waive this requirement with the recommendation of the speech teacher on or before the May board meeting of senior year.


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