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Latin 3

Placement Information

Placement Process
One critical factor for restful learning is the proper placement of students. If you are unsure which level is the best fit for your student, reach out to the instructor you are considering. Once registered, anticipate contact regarding placement evaluations from instructors by May 15th and throughout the summer. Students must be registered to enter the placement process. Early placement exams may allow time for tutoring or additional review based on the outcomes. See more about placement evaluations in our Student-Parent Handbook.

Latin Placement Process
For registered students, please anticipate contact regarding placement evaluations from instructors by May 15th and throughout the summer. Students must be registered in a Latin course to receive a placement assessment. Latin classes have a detailed and specific placement process.
Learn more about the Latin placement process here.

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed Scholé Academy’s Latin 2 course, the Latin Alive! Book 2 text, or an equivalent course of study.

Students in Latin 3 continue their study of Latin grammar and reading, building on the foundation laid in Latin 1 and 2.  In this course, students will complete Latin Alive! Book 3, studying at a deliberate pace that aims at mastery and delight. Students continue to translate adaptations of the writings of original Latin authors from throughout the periods of the Roman Republic and Empire, learning history and culture along the way. Latin 3 teaches over 300 Latin vocabulary words and imparts an understanding of many English words derived from Latin. The primary text the students use will be the the award-winning text, Latin Alive! Book 3, the third of three books in the Latin Alive! series.

  • This course requires Version 1.2 of the text.
  • For a closer look at the text used in this course including the full table of contents, please follow this link and click “Look Inside”:  Latin Alive! Book 3).
  • The teacher uses a Classical pronunciation in class, but students with an Ecclesiastical pronunciation are welcome.

Note to Incoming Students:
Students who are new to Scholé Academy’s_ _Latin program are welcome but will need to take a placement test once they have signed up (see below). Students interested in transitioning from other Latin programs should feel confident with all five declensions of nouns and adjectives, all the tenses of the four conjugations in the active and passive voices (present, imperfect, future, perfect, pluperfect, and future perfect), infinitives, gerunds, and participles.  Latin 3 will start with a three-chapter review of grammar introduced in Latin 1 and 2. As you are planning, we encourage you to review the samples we have online for Books 1 and 2, which include the full table of contents (see also the Course Materials tab above). 

Parents should understand that the instructors have adapted the text to the needs of the class but will essentially cover the same material in the same order as the textbook introduces it. Students should be able to study independently and be ready to memorize grammar and vocabulary (around 20 words per week) besides completing homework assignments. We recommend that students download and review the Vocabulary and Grammar that were taught in Latin 1 last year (see the links below).

High School Credit: This course is the equivalent of one high school credit in foreign language.


"I was struggling to keep up with learning Latin at the rate that my oldest son was learning. Having a knowledgeable instructor is fabulous.”
—Rebecca Lavy, Scholé Academy Parent 

Required Materials:
Books and supplies are not included in the purchase of the course.

  • Latin Alive! Book 3 (Student Edition)
  • Notebook for notes and translation.
  • Physical flashcards are optional but helpful.

Transition Materials for New Students:

  • Returning students have been introduced to a slightly modified vocabulary from that in Latin Alive! Book 2, which may be found here.
  • Students who are changing curricula or used _Latin Alive! Book 2 _in another setting are encouraged to learn any vocabulary from the list they are currently unfamiliar with.
  • Grammar: Provided here is a document containing all the grammatical concepts students learned in Latin 1 and 2_._

The instructors will be adapting and augmenting the curriculum as they see best for the learning objectives of the course. Additional materials provided by the instructors may include worksheets, games, and spoken Latin activities. As such, students should be prepared to regularly print PDF files supplied by their teacher well in advance of the class in which they will be used.

_Some vocabulary has been modified and the textbook readings adapted.  Students should know that we will not be completing every exercise and reading available in the book in class. _

Edward Kotynski, Chair of Latin Department, grew up as a missionary kid in Indonesia, where his parents were Bible translators. He attributes his love of languages partly to his parents’ work and his childhood experience. He received his BA in ancient languages from Wheaton College in Illinois in 2004, and his MA in classical languages from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee in 2007. Mr. Kotynski has been teaching Latin and Greek for the last fifteen years, mostly at classical Christian schools. He loves sharing his passion for the ancient languages with his students, weaving in historical context and modern connections. He has edited two volumes of Latin Alive! for Classical Academic Press and has also been working on their Greek for Children_ _series with Erin Valdez. He is very excited to be continuing with Scholé Academy this year. Besides Latin and Greek, Mr. Kotynski drinks coffee, loves reading, helps homeschool his kids, and plays board games. He lives with his wife, six children, and two cats, enjoying the craziness of life together.

Tyrone Benson loves language and studied classical languages throughout his undergraduate and graduate careers. He holds a B.A. in Bible and Educational Ministry (double major), an M.A. in Christian Education, and an M.A. in Theology. While in Bible college, before graduating _summa cum laude _as the valedictorian of his class, he relished four semesters of Biblical Greek, received the distinguished Greek award, and served as lead campus tutor of Biblical Greek. Afterwards, while engaging the classical theological disciplines as a graduate level seminary student, he studied both further Biblical Greek and Biblical Hebrew, from which studies he naturally transitioned into the study and teaching of classical Latin.
Although a lifelong student of various disciplines (even as a magister “teacher,” he ever remains a discipulus “student”), Mgr. Benson is currently focusing on the Latin language, particularly its spinal role within a classical liberal arts curriculum, linking language(s) to history, literature, and theology. For six years, he has been using the Latin texts of Classical Academic Press in teaching Latin out of his love for learning. Having been drawn to Scholé Academy by this very love, he seeks to instill a similar love in all his students.

Quarter 1

  1. Consolidation of grammar, vocabulary & reading skills (Chapters 1-3)
  2. Deponents and PUFFV verbs  (Ch.3)
  3. Unit 1a TEST

Quarter 2

  1. Present Subjunctive and some uses (Ch.4)
  2. Imperfect Subjunctive and some uses (Ch.5)
  3. Indirect Command (Ch.6)
  4. UNIT 1b TEST
  5. Fear Clauses (Ch.7)
  6. Perfect System Subjunctive and review of Indirect Clauses (Ch.8)
  7. UNIT 2a TEST

Quarter 3

1.     Miscellaneous Review (Ch.9)
2.     cum Clauses & Review of Participles (Ch.10)
3.     Conditions and Doubt Clauses (Ch.11)
4.     Review: Fear and Description Clauses (Ch.12)
5.     UNIT 2b TEST

Quarter 4

  1. Poetry (Ch.13)
  2. Relative Clauses of Characteristic (Ch.14)
  3. Miscellaneous Cases (Ch.15)
  4. Proviso and dum clauses (Ch.16a-b)
  5. UNIT 3 TEST

Red checkmarkComputer: You will need a stable, reliable computer, running with a processor with a speed of 1 GHz or better on one of the following operating systems: Mac OS X with Mac OS 10.7 or later; Windows 8, 7, Vista (with SP1 or later), or XP (with SP3 or later). We do not recommend using an iPad or other tablet for joining classes. An inexpensive laptop or netbook would be much better solutions, as they enable you to plug an Ethernet cable directly into your computer. Please note that Chromebooks are allowed but not preferred, as they do not support certain features of the Zoom video conference software such as breakout sessions and annotation, which may be used by our teachers for class activities.

Red checkmarkHigh-Speed Internet Connection: You will also need access to high-speed Internet, preferably accessible via Ethernet cable right into your computer. Using Wi-Fi may work, but will not guarantee you the optimal use of your bandwidth. The faster your Internet, the better. We recommend using a connection with a download/upload speed of 5/1 Mbps or better. You can test your Internet connection here.

Red checkmarkWebcam: You may use an external webcam or one that is built in to the computer. Webcam Recommendations: Good (PC only) | Best (Mac and PC)

Red checkmarkHeadset: We recommend using a headset rather than a built-in microphone and speakers. Using a headset reduces the level of background noise heard by the entire class. Headset Recommendations: USB | 3.5mm

Red checkmarkZoom: We use a web conferencing software called Zoom for our classes, which enables students and teachers to gather from around the globe face to face in real time. Zoom is free to download and easy to use. unnamed-e1455142229376 To download Zoom:

  1. Visit
  2. Click to download the first option listed, Zoom Client for Meetings.
  3. Open and run the installer on your computer.
  4. In August, students will be provided with instructions and a link for joining their particular class.

Red checkmarkScanner: In this class, students frequently submit homework assignments by scanning pages from their workbooks. Students and/or their parents should have easy access to a scanner and the ability to use it.


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