At Providence Christian Academy, Latin is offered to students beginning in the 3rd grade. In 3rd-5th grades the students use the Latina Christiana curriculum, published by Memoria Press. In the 6th-8th grades, the students advance to the Ecce Romani curriculum. At the start of 6th grade, the curriculum begins anew not only for incoming students, but to address the changes in thought processing and growth as a student moves from the Grammar to Logic stage of the Trivium.
Due to the extended hard work and accomplishment of the students, one high school credit for Latin may be obtained for the work done in the 6th-8th grade. The requirements for the credit are:
· The student completes the course curriculum for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Latin with an average of 80% or higher.
· The student achieves an 80% or higher on the National Latin Exam, Exam I, during the Spring semester of their 8th grade year.
The credit will be applied to the student’s high school requirements, and noted as Latin 1. A follow up with 9th grade Latin, Latin 2, with a passing grade, will result in the achievement of 2 foreign language credits.
A student who meets the above goals, but does not wish to pursue Latin further, may take two years of another foreign language in high school to obtain their two credits of a foreign language.
A student not achieving the above goals will need to take 2 years of a foreign language in the high school to obtain their two credits. The student may not participate in the Latin 2 course for 9th grade.