SalvE! Welcome to Lone Pine Classical School.
We have been offering Latin classes for homeschoolers since 2003. Our students have more class time per week than other online Latin courses, typically do very well on the National Latin Exam (included in tuition), and are able to attend a Latin Convention each April if they wish!
If you would like to learn Latin via robust courses which will challenge you while providing as much help and support as you need, with many opportunities for nationally recognized resume builders and some of the most memorable components of the quintessential high school experience (building lifelong friendships and enjoying school spirit, Latin Club, Quiz Bowl, class camaraderie and other social activities), then you have found your Latin home!
2014/2015 Course Schedule:
Latin 100 (Students doing at least 9th grade work; no age restriction): Tuesday and Thursday, 6:55 - 8:10 a.m. Mountain Time (5:55 Pacific, 7:55 Central, 8:55 a.m. Eastern)
Latin 200 (prereq. Latin 100 or instructor permission): Monday and Wednesday, 8:15 - 9:30 a.m. Mountain Time (7:15 Pacific, 9:15 Central, 10:15 a.m. Eastern)
Latin 300/400 Prose (prereq. Latin 200 or instructor permission): Tuesday and Thursday, 8:15 - 9:30 a.m. Mountain Time (7:15 Pacific, 9:15 Central, 10:15 a.m. Eastern) (Latin 300/400 Poetry will be offered in 2014/2015)
AP Latin (prereq. Latin 400 or instructor permission): Monday and Wednesday, 6:45 - 8:10 a.m. Mountain Time (5:45 Pacific, 7:45 Central, 8:45 Eastern)
New for 2014-2015: GREEK!
Lone Pine Greek is a class for everyone who is fascinated by Western civilization and its intellectual foundations. Lone Pine Greek is series of consecutive classes devoted to the study of Attic Greek. Attic Greek is the dialect spoken in Attica, the region around Athens during the Classical period (508-322 BC). Koine or Biblical Greek is a later outgrowth of vernacular or spoken Attic. You will find that learning Attic Greek -- while certainly more demanding than Koine -- will give you access to the greatest number of authors in all periods, from Homer to the New Testament. Along the way, we will study the etymology of numerous English words, the derivations of which might surprise you. For instance, where does the word autopsy come from? (Instructor: Julie Farr)
Honors Greek 1 (prereq. Latin 200 or instructor permission; student is working at a 10th+ grade level): Days/times TBD. Honors Greek 1 covers the first ten chapters of Hansen and Quinn's "Greek: An Intensive Course." While the original intention of this book was to acquire fluency in reading Attic Greek in a concentrated period of eight weeks (studying Greek 24/7), we will take a more leisurely pace. By the end of the first year course, you will be reading passages by Aristotle, Sophocles, Euripides, and Menander.
Details: Greek classes will meet twice a week. High school classes will meet for an hour and a half each session. Due to the small class size, it is imperative that each student commit to learning the material and completing the assignments on time so that the class can move forward as a group. Students are required to own headsets. There is both an oral and written component, and class participation is essential. The small class size allows for individual attention so that each student can be guided in learning how to read Greek.
Greek students do NOT need to be concurrently enrolled in Latin.
Greek students WILL be enrolled in NJCL and COJCL, and will have all of the opportunities for socialization and competition which Latin students have (NCEE, NRCE, NJCL Creative Writing Contest, COJCL State Convention, etc.).