Welcome to the Center for Talent Development’s Introduction to Latin course! This is a 6-week, asynchronous, flexibly paced course within the Online Enrichment Program. Students should expect 2-5 hours of course work per week.
In this class, students dive into the foundational language of Latin as well as the curious realm of Ancient Rome! Students who love puzzles and logic will enjoy translating this case-inflected language through our textbooks, Minimus: Starting Out in Latin and Minimus Secundus: Moving on in Latin. In addition, students will explore interesting, and sometimes unusual, qualities of Roman daily life that still impact modern societies today! Topics will include Roman culture, religious practices and customs, food, chariot-racing, art and architecture, and more!
The Intro to Latin curriculum has three levels: level one, two, and three and is designed to be completed flexibly, according to the needs of each student. At the beginning each quarter, students will have access to all three levels of the curriculum within the Schoology course. They may complete each level quarterly or advance as far as they wish in the six-week term. In the following quarter, the instructor will work with each student to pick-up where they left off in the curriculum and begin form there. By the conclusion of this course and all three levels, students will be prepared to take CTD’s Latin I Honors course, earning high school credit.
Eligibility Tier: Emerald
Emerald Tier Advanced Enrichment courses give students opportunities to focus on specific areas of study within a community of like-minded peers. Students delve deep into topics and fields which are not typically a part of the core curriculum at school. Courses place greater emphasis on higher-order thinking, facilitate creativity, and provide exposure to advanced concepts in developmentally appropriate ways.
- 90th percentile or above on a nationally normed, standardized grade-level achievement test, or
- Participation in above-grade-level testing through CTD Assessment (formerly NUMATS) or similar program, or
- Successful completion, within the past two years, of a previous CTD course at the same or higher admission tier and in the qualifying subject area, or
- Admission portfolio (report card or transcript, teacher recommendation, and test scores, if available). Please note: Admission portfolio option is not available for all age levels in all programs.
See the Course Information above for qualifying subject areas and any prerequisites.