The primary goal for students is to develop reading and writing skills in Latin. Throughout the course, students explore the Latin language by reading short narratives, completing novice writing projects, and participating in various practice activities and games. In addition, they explore the histories of words and their roots in Latin and Greek. Integral to the study of language is reflection on the foundations of western civilization through explorations of Roman daily life, history, literature, geography, and mythology. In addition, students develop strategies for optimizing memory, launching clear written and oral expression, and establishing critical thinking skills.
All Latin students belong to the California Junior Classical League and have the option to participate in local and statewide conventions.