The Logos Forensic Association is a competitive private Christian high school speech and debate league committed to building character and a biblical worldview in high school students.
The Logos Forensic Association speech and debate league is tailored exclusively for private Christian high schools. Therefore, only private Christian high schools or private Christian schools with a high school are eligible to become members of the LFA. Students who are freshmen through seniors (grades 9-12) are eligible to compete.
School and Student Membership for the 2019-2020 Season
Both school and student LFA memberships are required for participation in the LFA or any LFA sanctioned event. School and student memberships are valid for the entire speech and debate league year which begins August 1, 2019 and ends July 31, 2020. Speech and debate tournaments normally occur from September through April of every year.
Registration for membership in the LFA requires that each school and participating student submit a complete membership application and appropriate membership dues. Once a school and their students' membership registrations are complete, the school's staff and students will be eligible to participate in LFA learning opportunities, tournaments, and other LFA offered events and programs.
School Membership Dues Schedule:
School membership dues are tiered and based on the date of submission of the school's complete membership registration (membership application and membership dues).
The first tier is the early enrollment period which ends on May 31st, 2019. Membership dues for schools submitting their complete registrations during the early enrollment period is $500 per school.
The second tier is the open enrollment period which ends on August 31st, 2019. Membership dues for schools submitting their complete registrations during the open enrollment period is $600 per school.
The third tier is the late enrollment period which begins September 1st, 2019. Membership dues for schools submitting their complete registrations during the late enrollment period is $700 per school.
Student Membership Dues Schedule:
The regular open enrollment period for students will begin on September 01, 2019, and end on October 31, 2019. Student dues for registrations (membership application and membership dues) submitted during the open enrollment period will be $15 per student. Student dues for registrations submitted after October 31, 2019 will be $25 per student.
How to Register for Membership:
To register for LFA membership, just click on the appropriate orange registration button in the following sections. Information on how to submit membership dues are given in each of the membership application instructions.
Students are ineligible to compete until both their school's and their student membership registrations have been completed.
School Membership Application & Renewal
Both returning and new member schools are required to complete a membership application each year in addition to paying membership dues. To access the correct membership application, simply click on the corresponding button below. Completed applications can be turned in via mail, email or fax, which are all listed on the membership application. Membership dues can be paid by check or online at www.PrincipleStudies.org/LFA-School-Dues. Make checks payable to the Institute for Principle Studies.
Student Membership Registration
Only students of LFA member schools are eligible to participate in league tournaments and events. Open student registration begins September 01, 2019 and continues until October 31, 2019. Each student competing in the LFA must complete a student application and survey. The survey is broken into two parts, completed at the beginning and end of the speech and debate season. All student registrations must be completed online using the online student registration link below.
Call us to ask if our program is available in your area. Any comments or questions you may have can be answered by our contacting (209) 575-2005 or LFA@PrincipleStudies.org.
Please mail all correspondence to:
Institute for Principle Studies
P.O. Box 278
Modesto, CA 95353
The LFA currently operates in the state of California, but our goal is to bring the benefits of speech and debate to private Christian schools throughout the country.
If your school is not located in California but you would like to see a speech and debate program at your school, we can help bring the activity to your area. Simply contact us by phone or email.