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National Latin Awards 2015

Contact:            Ms. Dyer, Academic Community Director

763.416.1416; dyer@parnassusprep.com

Parnassus Preparatory School Students Excel on National Latin Exam

Maple Grove, Minnesota – April 24, 2015 - Sixty-one middle and high school students at Parnassus Preparatory School, a classical charter school in Maple Grove, have been awarded honors for their performance on this year’s National Latin Exam.  Parnassus scholars received 10 awards on the Introduction to Latin Exam, including two Outstanding Achievement Ribbons. On the Latin I and Latin II exams, Parnassus students were recognized with 20 Cum laude, 7 Magna cum laude (bronze medal), 11 Maxima cum laude (silver medal), and 12 Summa cum laude (gold medal) awards.

One scholar received a perfect score in the Latin II exam. 

Sponsored by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League, the National Latin Exam (NLE) is a rigorous assessment held in high regard among school administrators, college admissions officers, and language educators. The exam tests students on their knowledge and mastery of the Latin language as well as on the history and culture of ancient Rome. The test is administered each spring to nearly 150,000 students across the United States and in thirteen different countries.

Parnassus is unique in that all students are required to take Latin beginning in the Third Level Grammar (3rd Grade), and all students in Firs Level Logic (5th grade) and up take the National Latin Exam. “When I think about the ever-growing popularity of the NLE and the increased participation it has had around the world, I am tremendously impressed by how our scholars compete in this academic setting,” said Latin teacher Mr. Dechert. “I am very honored to work with so many scholars who excel every day and strive to do their best in all they aspire to!”

Authorized by Friends of Education, and approved by the Minnesota Department of Education in 2009, Parnassus Preparatory School is the only licensed K-12 public charter school in the Northwest metro area that offers the classical trivium, a proven educational method and theories that have delivered high academic performance results. The school continues to accept applications for Prima – 2nd Level Rhetoric (Grades K-10) for the academic year of 2015-2016. Applications can be submitted at:  http://www.parnassusprep.com/admissionforms_15_16.aspx 

Parnassus Preparatory School
11201 - 96th Avenue North
Maple Grove, MN 55369
763-496-1416
www.parnassusprep.com
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Parnassus Preparatory School
11201 - 96th Avenue North
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Main Office Hours: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Main Number: 763.496.1416
Fax Number: 763.898.3977
Bus Company (American Student Transporation): 763.425.2542
After Hours & Emergency:  651.764.8364
Animus & Accendo Programs: 763.496.1416 ext 247
Authorizer: Friends of Education
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