Cincinnati Course Offerings

Highlands Latin Cincinnati meets two-days per week. The first day, our Core Studies Day , covers Latin, classical studies, English, spelling and composition. The second day is an Enrichment Day and includes art, drama, computer skills and physical education. Please see below for details on each class, including scope and sequence and cost. Contact the director at Lindsey@HighlandsLatin.org with any question.

 

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Courses Offered on Core Studies Day

Latin | $450

Christian Latin takes the intellectual discipline of classical Latin and adds another element: simplicity. Although the basic grammar and vocabulary of Christian Latin are the same as the classical, Christian Latin authors emphasized the transmission of Christian truth, striving for clarity and simplicity above all else. Because Christian Latin is easier to read, it is the perfect gateway to the more difficult classical Latin of Caesar, Cicero, and Virgil. We structure our curriculum around Latin for three main reasons: First, Latin teaches English better than English teaches English. Second, the mental discipline Latin instills in students makes it the ideal foreign language to study. Third, Latin is the ideal tool for the transmission of cultural literacy. Read more about why we study Latin here.

 

Latina Christiana | 3rd Grade

Latina Christiana was designed as a beginning course for students of all ages. This course was specifically written for the teacher with no background in Latin. Students who have completed Latina Christiana are now ready for the Form Latin series. Memoria Press recommends students move directly from Latina Christiana to First Form Latin. LC has a delayed start. The class begins at 8:30, but parents are welcome to drop off at 8:00.

First Form Latin | 4th Grade

First Form’s grammar-first approach focuses on grammar forms and vocabulary because these are the skills suitable for the grammar-stage student. All beginners—regardless of age—are in the grammar stage of learning.

Second Form Latin | 5th Grade

Second Form Latin continues the journey of Latin grammar. Building on what the student learned the previous year, Second Form reviews all material in First Form, completes the verb paradigms for all four conjugations in the indicative active and passive, and much more!

Third Form Latin | 6th Grade

Third Form Latin continues the journey of Latin grammar by reviewing all material in First and Second Form, completing the verb paradigms for all four conjugations in the indicative active and passive, and much more.

Fourth Form Latin | 7th Grade

Fourth Form Latin completes the journey of Latin grammar by reviewing all material in First, Second, and Third Form, completing all verb forms for all four conjugations by studying participles, infinitives, gerunds, and much more.

Introduction to Latin (Henle I) | $450 | 7th Grade + with no Latin experience

This course is for students in 7th grade or older, who have no previous Latin experience. The Form series is based on the Henle Latin I program, broken down into four parts. This course works through the same material, only in one year. Upon completion of this course, the student is ready for Henle II.

Classical Studies | $450

Classical Studies is the natural companion to Latin. In classical studies, students study Greek mythology and Greek and Roman history and literature every year, gradually deepening their knowledge and understanding. This long grounding prepares students to read the classics of Greek, Roman, and English literature, and to study and understand the modern world. The courses offered will depend on enrolled students and their experience with Memoria Press curriculum. They are not age dependent.

 

D’Aulaires’ Greek Myths

While Rome illuminates the formation of governments and societies, Greece illuminates the human condition. Introduce your students to the kinds of characters they will surely meet in life through the entertaining and exaggerated stories of the Greek gods. You will want to read it to your family first and then let your children read the stories again and again. The beautiful artwork is a wonderful teaching tool that allows you to ask questions about each detail. Greek myths are timeless and universal stories that serve as archetypes for the human character and the search for the divine.

Famous Men of Greece

If the Romans were history’s great men of action, the Greeks were history’s great men of thought. Dive into the lives and minds of thirty-two famous Greeks through stories detailing the rise, Golden Age, and fall of Greece. The triumphs of Aristotle, Ptolemy, Ulysses, Pericles, Alexander the Great, and many others will enable your students to understand why the scope of Greek accomplishment is still known today as “The Greek Miracle.”

Aeneid and History of Ancient Romans

There are three works that are at the source of Western culture: the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Aeneid. Virgil’s epic story of the founding of Rome, the Aeneid, is partnered with a study of the history of the Ancient Romans. This course rotates with Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey on an every-other-year rotation.

Timeline

Students will master a total of 60 events over the course of four years. History is a very unsystematic subject, and time is very abstract. Students need a timeline that they memorize, build on, and recite every year.

English Literature & Spelling | $375

English 3 & 4

This program is an exploration of Charlotte’s Web, Farmer Boy, A Bear Called Paddington, and Popper’s Penguins, Poetry. Spelling Workout C and D

English 5 & 6

This program is an exploration of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Heidi, and Lassie Come-Home, Poetry. Spelling Workout E & F

English 7 & 8

This program is an exploration of The Trojan WarAnne of Green Gables, The Bronze Bow, and The Hobbit, Spelling Workout G & H

Composition & English Grammar | $375

 Introduction to Composition  & English Grammar I

Reading passages are taken from Farmer BoyCharlotte’s Web, and The Moffats. Students are given guided questions to help them outline and then formulate a summary of the passage they have read. After giving an oral summary of their reading, their written work consists of a written summary and copying a couple of sentences from dictation. The goal of this first writing course is to help students become more proficient in listening and writing skills, a great preparation program for Classical Composition. In EGR I students will master (and be able to recite fluently) 31 grammar rules, 10 capitalization rules, and 15 punctuation rules.

Fable Stage & English Grammar II

In this initial Classical Composition course, The Fable Stage, students look at a single story or idea and begin to learn how to use words to engage the imagination of the audience. They master the structures of thoughts and ideas that go into a narrative, and learn to create recognition by using figures of description. Students learn to restructure facts to tell the same story or idea. English Grammar Recitation II correlates directly to the grammar taught in First Form Latin and covers 36 additional grammar rules, as well as expanding on capitalization and punctuation rules taught in Book One.

Narrative Stage & English Grammar III

In Classical Composition II: The Narrative Stage, students continue to build invention skills as well as the ability to engage the imagination of an audience. They master the structures of thought that originate narratives and learn to create recognition by using figures of description. They develop the ability to communicate the same idea using a variety of words, sentence structures, and various perspectives. English Grammar III correlates directly to the grammar taught in Second Form Latin and covers 37 additional grammar rules, as well as expanding on the capitalization and punctuation rules taught in Books One and Two.

Chreia and Maxim Stage & English Grammar IV

In the third stage of the Classical Composition program, Chreia and Maxim, students gain the ability to create a story through the use of the narrative categories and variation through paraphrase. English Grammar IV correlates directly to the grammar taught in Third Form Latin.

Refutation and Confirmation Stage

In Classical Composition IV: Refutation & Confirmation, there are two sets of exercises, Refutation and Confirmation, which would correspond to an argumentative essay in modern composition theory. The students are learning how to structure their thought, and thus their communication process, when given the task of arguing for and then against an idea, thought, chain of events, method, or story.

Junior Kindergarten | $825

Half Day Program

Students will be introduced to the alphabet, numbers, junior crafts and great books!

If Parents need afternoon care for their Junior Kindergartener it will cost $5/hour

Kindergarten – 1st Grade | $1650

Full Day Program

For students in kindergarten through second grade, teachers will follow curriculum guides and teach two designated days of the week’s instruction of Phonics, Spelling, Copybook/Memory work, Recitation, Math, and Christian Studies.  The majority of the Classical Literature & Enrichment subjects, which includes Science, Social Studies, and Classical Music, Poetry, and Art, will also be taught primarily in the classroom.

2nd Grade | $1650

Full Day Program

The Highlands Latin Cincinnati Second Grade program is a full-day class, meeting from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with breaks for lunch and recess. The program will cover all 2nd grade subjects, including Latin, Literature, Penmanship, Phonics, Spelling, and Math.

 

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Courses Offered on Enrichment Day

Kindergarten – 8th Grade | $800 Full-Day

 

Physical Education

Kids will participate in multiple activities including common fitness goals such as stretching, timed running, push-ups, sit-ups, and jumping jacks. They will also be introduced to other sports like volleyball, soccer skills and more!

Art and Music*

Students will be introduced to the great artists through hands-on art projects!

Additional materials fee of $50 does apply for this class.

Drama

Come learn the techniques and principles behind the art of theatre and develop public speaking skills at the same time!

Computer Skills

Students will learn and develop great computer skills including keyboarding, Microsoft Word and Excel as well as Power Point.

Science Lab

We will be utilizing a science lab curriculum which will be a 34 week course with each week focusing on a lab that coincides with common physical science curriculum.

Additional materials fee of $50 does apply for this class.

Study Hall – Additional $100 for each 2 Hour Block

1 Hour study hall offered during Science and Computer where students will be able to complete their core studies work as well as math for that school day ($50).

1 Hour study hall offered during Art and Drama where students will be able to complete their core studies work as well as math for that school day ($50).

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