A Family Affiliation in NCFCA offers all eligible students in your family the privilege of competing in NCFCA sanctioned events during the year. For speech and debate, this includes all Regional Qualifiers held in the region of affiliation, all National Opens, and (if qualified) the Regional Invitational and National Championship. Other competition opportunities include an annual Essay Contest and an annual Short Film Contest.
Because NCFCA understands the importance of homeschool parents having a voice in the subject matter that their students will study, Affiliate Families may also cast votes each spring for the upcoming season’s Debate topics.
Election of Leadership
Another important advantage to being an Affiliate is the ability to participate in the process of choosing your State Representative. NCFCA trusts and relies on the knowledge and judgment of Affiliates to recognize those that have great leadership skills and valuable tournament experience in their area.
Official NCFCA Transcript
NCFCA is pleased to offer you the benefit of having official recognition of your participation in the league. An Official NCFCA Transcript provides a record of your skills and diligent preparation, as well as recognition of your achievements. At its core, NCFCA is committed to both academic and personal excellence with regards to helping students learn to think critically and articulate graciously. Colleges and Universities recognize the value of the skills gained through the high standard of competitive excellence in NCFCA and actively look for these skills in potential students. You can use your Official NCFCA Transcript as you build your resume, apply for scholarships, or register for college. Click here for more information about obtaining your transcript.
NCFCA offers an exclusive series of webinars, intended to inspire, encourage, and equip your family for excellent competition and real-world engagement. Affiliates have unique opportunities to join league leaders, veteran parents, NCFCA Alumni and other special guests in interactive sessions as we explore topics on skill development, club dynamics, attending tournaments for the first time, impacting communities, and more! Our goal is to bring relevant topics to you in a convenient format, supplying you with the tools you need to have a successful experience with NCFCA.
- The Source – To assist NCFCA families with developing excellent academic research and debate skills, each Affiliate family receives complimentary access to both the Team Policy and Lincoln-Douglas editions of The Source, the official NCFCA debate sourcebook.
- Market Value of The Source – $50 per style of debate (Available at no charge to Affiliates)
- LexisNexis – Each Affiliate family receives a 99% discount on subscriptions to the premiere online research database, LexisNexis. The use of professional databases and information through LexisNexis makes for more efficient research, easier access to relevant answers and information, and offers students the opportunity to learn how to find necessary and credible information through resources that they will commonly use when preparing collegiate-level assignments later in life.
- Market Value of yearly subscription to LexisNexis – $3,480 (Cost to NCFCA Students just $35)
Printing and Supply Discount Program
One of the major expenses of speech and debate, and homeschooling in general, is the cost of office and school supplies, such as paper, binders, sticky notes, etc., and the cost of copying and printing all the materials necessary to prepare cases, briefs and speeches. To assist you in financially managing that expense, NCFCA has contracted with Staples, Office Max and Office Depot to bring you deep discounts on all your homeschool printing and supply needs.
- Value of Office Max and Office Depot Discount Card – Generally 60-80% off of the normal price. For instance, normal printing costs are roughly $.10 per page, but with our discount, is only $.02 per page. (Discount card available at no charge to NCFCA Affiliates)
- Value of Staples Rewards – Generally 60-80% off of the normal price for printing and copies. This benefit also includes easy online ordering, with the option to pick up in store or have it delivered to you.
HSLDA Discount Program
The HSLDA Discount Program offers NCFCA Affiliates $20 off HSLDA annual membership dues. Before you pay your HSLDA membership dues, contact the NCFCA Office to confirm your Affiliate status and receive the discount code.
- Value of Discount for HSLDA membership – $20
SAT/ACT Prep Course Discounts
NCFCA has arranged to offer our Affiliates the highly acclaimed eKnowledge SAT/ACT Prep courses (PowerPrep Program) as an aid to preparing our students for excellence for just the cost of shipping/handling. The SAT or ACT PowerPrep™ Program is available online (Cloud version) or DVD. The Program includes more than 11 hours of video instruction and 3000+ files of supplemental test prep material, thousands of interactive diagnostic tools, sample questions, practice tests and graphic teaching illustrations.
- Value of eKnowledge SAT/ACT Prep courses – $250 (Available to NCFCA Affiliates for only the cost of shipping and handling – around $17.00 to $20.00 depending on which version of the Prep Course you choose)
*All discounts available via your NCFCA Dashboard once your Affiliation is complete