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Honor Academy is one the most reputable speech and debate academies in the country. We utilize small group settings for classes and offer exceptional educational advice for students for the duration of their high school careers.


Honor Academy is the premier speech and debate academy because of our expert faculty, curriculum design, and track record of success.

Students at Honor Academy participate in major speech and debate tournaments throughout the year. Tournament participation makes students more confident in their speech abilities and solidifies their argumentative skills. They compete with the name Honor Academy or their full time school name as their affiliated school, depending on tournament requirements. Please review the following information and complete the form below if you are interested in participation at an upcoming tournament.

Frequently Asked Questions


Most tournaments offer Middle School, Novice, and Varsity divisions. During speech and debate classes, we assess each student to determine which division they will be eligible to take part in prior to the tournament date. You may sign up for a tournament before the assessment is complete to ensure an opportunity to participate, and Honor Academy will issue a refund if we decide the student should switch to a different division or skip that particular tournament. Please contact us for more information about eligibility.


All schedules are tentative because tournaments often run behind schedule.

For one-day tournaments, all rounds are mandatory. Missing one round is considered a forfeit. After 4-5 preliminary rounds, rankings are announced based on the number of wins and speaker points.

Two or three day tournaments usually take place Sat–Sun, Sat–Mon, or Fri–Sun. These tournaments have preliminary rounds the first day and possibly the second day morning, making it 1.5 day commitment, and elimination rounds on the second or third days, making participation performance based.

Students may also have debate events on one day and speech events on a different day.

Registration Process

Every tournament has its own policies for managing registration. Some are simple, and others may require multiple documents. Tournaments may issue penalty fees for late requests. Honor Academy does not have control over tournament policies, and are required to follow them. Please review forms closely.

ONLINE Tournaments

Students can also compete in tournaments from home using a personal device. Most online competitions use a platform called NSDA Campus, developed by the National Speech and Debate Association. Students and judges have access to the video platform by logging in to (unless otherwise specified).

In-Person Tournaments

For in-person tournaments, please drop off your child 1 hour prior to the first round on each tournament day. If available, refer to the schedule. Parents do not need to stay with their student unless otherwise requested. We distribute additional tournament information via email prior to the event, with information about parking, meeting sites, and local restaurants.

Registration Request Forms

Please review the forms closely and fill them out.

2023 Chuck Ballingall Memorial Debate Invitational (Sep 23-24)


2023 Jack Howe Speech and Debate Tournament (Sep 30-Oct 1)


2023 Georgetown (Oct 6-7) ONLINE

Only Upon Request
Nationals bid for Public Forum.

2023 CSUF Fall (Oct 14-15) ONLINE

Middle School/Novice/Varsity
Debate and Speech (IE)
possibly nationals bid for Open Speech divisions and open Public Forum

Form will be available with approximate fee range. The host has not posed the fee structure yet.

2023 Bargain Belt (Oct 21-22) In Person

Both speech and debate divisions in novice and open.
possibly nationals bid for Open Speech divisions

Please register through the following link. We will start the registration process once you complete the form.

John Lewis Invitational (Nov 17-19) ONLINE

Debate and Speech (IE)

TOC Digital Series 1 (Dec 1-3) ONLINE

Both speech and debate divisions with nationals bids

UCLA Invitational (Dec 2-3) ONLINE

IEs and Debates in Novice and Open

La Reina (Dec 9-10)


La Costa Canyon (Dec 2-3 -to be confirmed) In Person

Varsity ONLY
Nationals bid for PF and LD.

College Prep LD (Mid of Dec -to be confirmed) Tournament

LD Only. They might have both in person (in NorCal) and online divisions.
TOC Nationals bid for Varsity LD In Person

Peninsula Invitational (Jan 13-15, 2024) In Person

Both speech and debate divisions. Progressive style.
Nationals bids

Wolfpack (Feb 10-12) In Person

Claremont High School
Novice / Open
both speech and debate
possibly nationals bid for Open Speech divisions

Stanford Invitational (Feb 10-12) ONLINE

Middle School/Novice/Open in both speech and debate divisions
Nationals bids

Cal Invitational (Feb 17-19) In Person at UC Berkeley

Both speech and debate divisions with nationals bids
High School students only

TOC Digital Series 2 (Feb 23-25) ONLINE

Both speech and debate divisions with nationals bids

Marlborough MS/Novice Invitational (March, 2024) In Person

PF and LD only.
Middle school or first year debaters only
In person in Los Angeles

TOC Digital Series 3 (Mar 8-10) ONLINE

Both speech and debate divisions with nationals bids

Ryan Mills (Mar 16-17) ONLINE

Novice/Open in both speech and debate

Philhistorian (Mar 23-24) ONLINE

Elementary/Middle School/HS Novice/Open in both speech and debate divisions

NSDA District Tournament (March 2024) In Person(maybe)

High School Students under their full time high school name only.
All the district tournaments happen in your local area.
An annual tournament to qualifier for the NSDA Nationals in June.

Wolfcub/Big Wave (April 13-to be confirmed, 2024) In Person

both speech and debate divisions

Tournament of Champions (April 20-22) In Person

Nationals at University of Kentucky
Qualified students only

Dempsey Cronin (April or May) ONLINE (Maybe)

Elementary/Middle School/HS Novice/Open in both speech and debate divisions

E Championship (May, 2024)

Online tournament at nationals level/size

Middle Schoolers: Honor Academy recommendations.
High Schoolers: Has to qualify through previous bid tournaments or win at state level tournaments.

Middle School CHSSA State Championship (May 2024)

Honor Academy may not go if their schedule is same as last year Thursday through Sunday.

NSDA Nationals

High School students qualified through NSDA district tournaments may attend under their full time high school name.

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