Latin at Dacula is a very unique experience for your children and certainly a very rewarding one as well! Few other classes will prepare your kids for college the way that a classical education can. Not only will Latin increase your children's knowledge, but it will increase their chances of getting into the college of their choice as well!
Statistics do not lie! Time and again, it has been conclusively proven that Latin will increase SAT scores by over 100 points!! That means the difference between Harvard and your second and third choice schools. Just imagine boosting an 1900 to a 2000! or a 2100 to a 2200!! or even a 2300 to a 2400!!! That is a greater improvement than any test preparation class can give you - and those cost hundreds of dollars!
Your children will perform better in all of their other classes! No matter the class, the critical and analytical knowledge students gain from the Latin curriculum aids them in performing beyond even their own expectations.
Latin compliments the curricula of most other subjects taken in high school. Consider how Latin compliments the AKS of other foreign languages, science, language arts, social studies, and math:
|Modern Foreign Languages: #FL01_A1998-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, etc.||Latin is the basis for Spanish, and French, and is closely related to German - all commonly taught in Gwinnett County Schools|
|Sciences: #SCBI_A1998-3, 5; SCBI_B1998-19; SCCH_A1998-3, 4, 5; SCHA_A1998-4, 7, 8, 9; SCST_A1998-5; SCST_C1998-19; SCST_F1998-30||In addition to the basic vocabulary help Latin gives in learning scientific terms, Latin also concentrates on critical thinking to solve problems and in looking to the past to solve the problems of today.|
|Language Arts: #LA09_A1998-1, 2, 4, 5; LA09_B1998-7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16; LA09_C1998-17 - 23; LA09_D1998-24 - 31; LA09_E1998-47; LA09_F1998-49 - 57; LA09_G1998-61 - 70||Besides helping with grammar and spelling, Dacula's Latin classes put kids above the curve with added practice in research, comprehension, and analyzing text. Latin also exposes its students to fundamental elements of the standard curriculum of LA such as Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, etc.|
|Social Studies: #SSCI_A1998-6, 7, 16; SSCI_B1998-24; SSEC_B1998-8, 10, 16, 21; SSEC_C1998-22, 23, 27, 28; SSPS_C1998-25, 28; SSSO_A1998-4, 5, 7, 16; SSSO_B1998-18, 19, 21 - 23; SSWG_E1998-36, 37; SSWG_F1998-39 - 41; SSWG_G1998-43 - 45; SSWG_H1998-46, 47, 49 - 52; SSWH_B1998-23 - 30||As you can see, Latin dramatically compliments all aspects of the social studies curriculum. Whether it be History, Philosophy, Contemporary Issues, World Geography, or even Economics, Latin will give its students an added advantage.|
|Math: #MAAG_E1998-20; MAHG_A1998-5 - 7; MAGA_A1998-4 - 6; MAGA_B1998-20; MAGA_C1998-21; MAHA_B1998-6, 7; MAT2_E1998-28; MAT3_E1999-13, 15, 16||Foreign languages have been proven to compliment the problem solving and analytical skills that are necessary in mathematics. Latin students will enter the math classroom a step ahead.|
Link to Gwinnett County Public Schools Academic Knowledge and Skills