Indiana Junior Classical League
The National Junior Classical League is an organization of junior high and high school students sponsored by the American Classical League. It is composed of local and state chapters made up of students of Latin and classical humanities and is the largest classical organization in the world today. Its purpose is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to give students some understanding of the debt of their own culture to that of classical antiquity. The state chapter for Indiana is the IJCL.
National Junior Classical League
Formed in 1936, the National Junior Classical League (NJCL) is an organization of junior and senior high school students sponsored by the American Classical League. Composed of local and state/provincial chapters across the United States, Canada, and Australia, it is the largest Classical organization in the world today with over 50,000 members. Its purpose is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity.
National Latin Exam
The philosophy of the National Latin Exam is predicated on providing every Latin student the opportunity to experience a sense of personal accomplishment and success in his study of the Latin language and culture. This opportunity exists for each individual student since, on the National Latin Exam, he is not competing with his fellow student on a comparative basis, but is evaluated solely on his own performance on the exam. The basic purposes of the NLE are to promote the study of Latin and to encourage the individual student.
National Classical Etymology Exam
The National Classical Etymology Exam (NCEE) is designed to test a student’s ability to handle both Latin and Greek derivatives and their usage in the English language. The 2014-2015 academic year is the fifth official year in which the National Junior Classical League will be sponsoring this on-line examination.
National Roman Civilization Exam
The National Roman Civilization Exam (NRCE) is designed to test a student’s knowledge of ancient Roman society. The 2015-2016 academic year is the sixth official year in which the National Junior Classical League will be sponsoring this on-line examination.
Medusa Mythology Exam
The Medusa Exam is open to public, private, and home-school students. Public or private school students must be in the 6th grade or higher; home-school students must be ll years old. Latin, English, and home-school teachers are encouraged to enroll their interested students! While the exam has a different theme every year, the exam is always a 40-question, multiple-choice format, and students are allowed 40 minutes to complete the exam. Teachers administer the exam during the last week of March (alternative dates are possible if your school’s spring break is during this time frame).
National Mythology Exam
The most prominent undertaking of Excellence Through Classics is the National Mythology Exam. Since 1989, the exam has been offered to students in elementary, intermediate, and middle school grades three through nine. The NME is consistently given to over 10,000 students in approximately 400 schools around the United States and in several foreign countries.
Indiana Classical Conference
The Indiana Classical Conference is our official state-wide organization for teachers, scholars and laypersons interested in the classical civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. The Indiana Classical Conference was incorporated in the State of Indiana on March 8, 1963, to promote the appreciation, study, and teaching of the classics in Indiana and to solicit and distribute funds for scholarships, fellowships, grants-in-aid, and other financial assistance to students in the classics.
The VRoma Project
The VRoma Project is first and foremost a community of scholars, both teachers and students, who create online resources for teaching about the Latin language and ancient Roman culture. The project was initially funded by a $190,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Teaching with Technology grant in 1997. The two major components of the project are its online learning environment (MUVE, Multi-User Virtual Environment), which has received several favorable external reviews, and its collection of internet resources. The VRoma MUVE requires logging on as a guest or through your personal character and password, but all the web resources are freely accessible on the internet.