This course introduces students to the Latin language. Students in Latin I will gain a solid grasp of the present and perfect systems of the first two verb conjugations, the five noun declensions, first and second declension adjectives, and approximately 200 vocabulary words. This course satisfies a mandatory foreign language credit for graduation.
Continuing in Henle Latin I, this course reviews the concepts of Latin I and introduces more complex grammar structure. Students in Latin II will have a solid grasp of the verb paradigms for all four conjugations in the present and perfect systems—active and passive, indicative and subjunctive—the five noun declensions, adjectives in three declensions, personal pronouns, prepositions, and approximately 250 additional vocabulary words. This course satisfies a mandatory foreign language credit for graduation.
This course begins with an extensive review of the concepts of Latin I and II. Students continue by learning additional grammar concepts and an additional 500-600 vocabulary words with an emphasis on the translation of complex passages, including the passion of Jesus Christ from the Gospel of John. A third year of foreign language is not mandatory for graduation, but is highly recommended and serves as a weighted (honors) credit.