John Marshall

high school

Magistra McGouirk
Salve! Welcome to Latin.

by Jonathan Muroya, Class of 2016 

Students choose Latin as their World Language for a variety of reasons. Some plan to enter a legal or medical profession. Others wish to improve vocabulary scores on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT. Still others are interested in the background of Western Civilization and want to explore history, government, mythology, literature, architecture, or the arts. Some want a background for the future study of the Romance languages: French, Italian, Romanian, Spanish, Portuguese. If any or all of these are your reasons, you have come to the right place. In Latin class, we acquire
an understanding of the structure of language--both English and Latin. We work on the improvement of English vocabulary, familiarize ourselves with Roman art and civilization, and immerse ourselves in Greco-Roman mythology. We read interesting stories about life in Roman times with both noble heroes and villains you will love to hate.

For more information about the nuts and bolts of Latin 1 and 2, see "Latin 1 and 2 Information" under the Latin Resources tab.

Latin 4 Honors is a College-in-the-Schools course offered through the University of Minnesota.  Students enroll in the course through the University and may earn a total of 8 semester credits - 4 credits for Latin 3003 Latin Prose (Julius Caesar) in the fall and 4 credits for Latin 3004 Latin Poetry (Vergil) in the spring. A transcript will be provided by the University of Minnesota and the units may be transferred to other colleges and universities.  Students will also be prepared to take the Latin Advanced Placement Exam in May.  Latin 4 Honors is a double-credit class (Students earn 2 John Marshall High School credits for the academic year rather than the usual 1 credit for a 2 semester course.)  The syllabus for Latin 4 Honors is available under the Latin Resources tab.  

Please contact Magistra McGouirk if you have questions about Latin at

The following websites provide useful practice for Latin students:

Cambridge Latin Course for Latin 1, Latin 2, and Latin 3 Honors

Students have a subscription paid by Rochester Public Schools to this website.

Quia for Latin 1
Quia for Latin 2
Quia for Latin 3 Honors
Quia for Latin 4 Honors

Quizlet for Latin 1
Quizlet for Latin 2
Quizlet for Latin 3 Honors
Quizlet for Latin 4 Honors 

Interactive Latin is forms practice for Latin 2, Latin 3 Honors, and Latin 4 Honors:

More links for Latin 4H:
Caesar No Dictionaries
Dickinson Wiki
Steadman Caesar
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