Students will have the opportunity to join the Junior Classical League (JCL), a nationally recognized organization for students of Latin. This organization provides students with opportunities for scholarship and the chance to go to the SCRAM to compete academically and socialize with other Latin students across the state.
We will also be taking a field trip to the Getty Villa on November 18th Information and permission slips will be sent home the first week of December.
In the Spring, all Latin students will be taking the National Latin Exam, which is a fantastic opportunity for our classes to compete with other Latin students across the country on a standardized exam. Students may be eligible for awards and even scholarships.
Lastly, we have started a chapter of the Junior Classical League Honors Society here at Bishop for our Latin classes. The requirements are that students must maintain an "A" for Fall semester, or for Spring semester last year and pay a $3 in dues. In February, I will check report cards and collect dues to be sent in for membership. Membership looks great on college apps and scholarships are available through this society. Please see the Latin Club page for more info.
This semester will begin with Vergil's Aeneid and move on to Caesar's Gallic Wars in the spring. We have a tight schedule to keep and it is important that we try to stay on task to cover all the required lines for the exam in May.