Communication, whether oral, written, or visual, is at the core of the human experience. The Communications Department helps students better understand and express themselves in engaging, clear, and mindful ways through several courses offered at the Upper and Middle School levels.
Research 8 provides students a thorough introduction to the research process, teaching them the most productive ways to find, evaluate, and properly use source materials in order to better communicate their thoughts and ideas in research papers and presentations.
Freshman Seminar assists ninth grade students in learning and practicing skills required to be successful students and responsible community members.
Public Speaking provides students with the skills to communicate effectively, speak with purpose, and select audience-appropriate topics, as well as organize their ideas.
Journalism: Yearbook educates students on the process of yearbook production, with an emphasis on journalistic writing, photography, and design.
Journalism: Newspaper educates students on newspaper-based journalism, with an emphasis on writing and photography. The student newspaper, The Talon Times, is posted on the internet and includes podcasts and articles by staff.
Media Production teaches the beginning filmmaker who wishes to learn the basics of filmmaking, and the advanced film student who learns to compile creative short films and professional-grade videos.
Advanced Placement Psychology helps us better understand ourselves and others by offering insight into human nature - what makes us tick and how we can address interpersonal relationships in a more logical and emotionally secure way.