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High School Latin Courses

NOTE:
These courses are offered only at the following high schools:

  • Jack Britt
  • Massey Hill Classical
  • Reid Ross Classical

LATIN I
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
  This course introduces basic Latin vocabulary, inflections, and grammar as it applies to reading and translating simple Latin sentences. Special emphasis is placed on building English derivatives and vocabulary. Roman culture, art, history, law, and government are also explored to help build an appreciation of the ancients’ effects on modern American society. A proficiency exam will be given at the end of the course.
     
LATIN II
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Latin I or Latin I, Part I and Latin I, Part II (middle school) and language proficiency
  Students continue building vocabulary and studying more complex grammar. The study of ancient Roman history is expanded as students begin reading the simpler texts written by ancient authors. A proficiency exam will be given at the end of the course.
     
LATIN III HONORS
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Latin II and language proficiency
  Students continue building vocabulary and studying more complex grammar. Through their study of Latin, students reinforce and further their understanding of English. They expand their study of Roman history as they begin reading simpler texts written by ancient authors. A proficiency exam will be given at the end of the course.
     
LATIN IV HONORS
Grade Levels: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Latin III Honors and language proficiency
  Students in advanced Latin continue to trace Greco-Roman history, culture, and language and its impact on modern civilizations. Reading comprehension is stressed through the exploration of more advanced texts, especially Catullus, Horace, and Vergil. Emphasis is placed on the reading and scansion of the poetry of these authors. A proficiency exam will be given at the end of the course.

AP LATIN
Grade Levels: 11, 12
Prerequisite: At least 90 average in Latin III Honors or Latin IV Honors, language proficiency, and teacher recommendation
  Students at this advanced language level are expected to demonstrate greater and more sophisticated use of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Literature, history, and culture are taught primarily through the active use of the second language. Those continent/skills areas and Roman authors, which are outlined for the Advanced Placement Test by the College Board, form the basis for the course of study. A proficiency exam will be given at the end of the course.

 

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Published by Valerie Robinson on January 19, 2017
        
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