Virginia Senior Classical League

Certamen

I bet you are sitting home right now wishing school was back in session just for some CERTAMEN!! I know the wait is unbearable, we feel your pain. But soon all of you Certamen players and enthusiastic VSCLers the wait will be soon over. IT IS ONLY THREE MONTHS AWAY!!! You may now jump for joy but don't over do it.

The VSCL runs Kickoff Certamen in October and Certamen State Finals in April. Please email Sarah Williamson at sbwilliamson89@gmail.com  for more information.  On the VJCL home page you can find the vocab, syllabus and the registration for Kick off Certamen. The link for this page is in links.

About the competition

Certamen is the Latin word for competition, and compete is what you do! Three teams of up to four members square off in each round to earn a spot in the championship. Knowledge of Latin culture, mythology, and literature are just a few of the topics that might come in handy when putting your team to the test.

If you would like to compete and play Certamen becuase you are a beast at everything classical talk to your Latin teacher. They do know some stuff; I know it is hard to believe you kids know everythings these days. What good are older folks?

Level I

A student must be in First Year Latin and be playing his first season of certamen. Students who have played in three or more certamina may not compete on Level One. Students who are in the second year of a two year Latin One program may play on level one, as long as they have not played in three or more certamina. A student may only play one season on Level One.

Level IA

A student must be in First Year Latin and be playing his second season of certamen. A student may only play one season on Level One Advanced.

Level II

A student must be in Second Year Latin and be playing his second or third season of certamen. A student may only play one season on Level Two.

Level III

A student must be in Third Year Latin and be playing his third or fourth season of certamen. A student may only play one season on Level Three.

Upper Level

Any student, having played for any number of years, may participate indefinitely in Upper Level (provided that they are still in high school, of course).