Specific details about the Capitol Forensics Club

Membership Requirements


Capitol Forensics Club is open to homeschooling families who are eligible to compete in NCFCA. (For more information on eligibility requirements, please see: Club member families must affiliate with NCFCA.  (For more information on NCFCA affiliation, see:  All senior students who are members of CFC (age 12 and up as of Sept 1st the Sept ) are required to compete in two NCFCA qualifying tournaments. There is no substitute for the learning and growth that takes place during competition at tournaments, so we require participation in two NCFCA tournaments in order to ensure that students reap the full benefits of participation in our club and in speech and debate.

Parental Involvement

Parents play a critical role in the running of the club and in the success of the students.  The most successful students have parents who are committed and involved.  Because we depend on parent feedback for students' speeches and debate, at least one parent from each family is required to attend club with his or her student.  (However, exceptions can be made for extenuating circumstances on a case-by-case basis.) Parents learn together with their students and add their wisdom and kowledge to the student's speech and debate topics.  We also need parents to help run and organize various aspects of the club.  Bring your talents and enthusisam to make the club a success for everyone!  Plus, parent participation in club allows parents to get to know the students in the club, which is a wonderful benefit!  These club members will likely become good friends with one another!