Highlands Latin School would like to congratulate junior Tanay Neotia for earning a perfect score of 36 on the ACT last December. Around one-tenth of one percent of students achieve a perfect score on test day. As part of the curriculum at Highlands Latin School, students take an SAT/ACT prep course that gives them the opportunity to take full-length practice tests. Continue reading
Highlands Latin School would like to congratulate four HLS Class of 2018 seniors being recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for their scores on the 2016 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Congratulations to Semifinalist Matthew Rouse and to Commended Students Katelyn Miller, Helen Mariah Murdoch, and Maggie Roy.
These four seniors join the ranks of many HLS alumni who have achieved the same honors, helping keep Highlands Latin at the top of Louisville academics.
- 36% of 2017 Seniors recognized as National Merit Semifinalists/Commended
- 33% of 2016 Seniors selected as National Merit Finalists/Commended
Over the last 10 years, HLS has had the highest percentage of National Merit Scholars from Louisville schools. Congratulations again to these outstanding students.
Interested in learning how Highlands Latin’s culture of academic excellence and award-winning curriculum can shape your student? Join us for an informational Open House on Sunday, October 29th.
The National Merit Scholarship program is the most prestigious national academic award for high school seniors. Across the country, only 1% of college-bound seniors are recognized as semifinalists and less than 3% are recognized as commended students.
“Why study Latin?” is a question we often hear. We defend this question by explaining how Latin expands vocabulary, provides a deeper learning of grammar, and simply challenges and develops the mind. Our students embark on this challenging but rewarding journey in second grade.
Students enrolled in AP Latin, which focuses on two of the greatest works in Latin literature: Vergil’s Aeneid and Caesar’s Gallic Wars, have the opportunity to take the AP Latin Exam in May. The test is scored on a 1-5 scale. This year, all five students who took the exam scored a 5! Nationally, only 12.9% of test-takers earned the top score compared with 100% at Highlands Latin.
“These students worked hard for the sake of learning Latin–not for the sake of good grades, college credit, or praise. And the result is that they earned good grades, college credit, and praise. I am proud of their accomplishments and the manner in which they earned them.” -Dr. Matt Dickie, AP Latin Teacher and Assistant Principal of Upper School.
By earning a passing score (3 or higher at most colleges) students can receive course credit and/or higher placement in their language studies.