How to prepare for HLN

Students under fourth grade:

Rising fourth graders and up:

  • Consider using Memoria Press Curriculum (in part or whole). If you have placement questions for your children, call MP directly for one-on-one assistance at (877) 862-1097.
  • Learn and master cursive writing for speed and style. Consider Teach Yourself Cursive for students in fifth grade and up. Rapid and legible penmanship is necessary in a classroom learning environment.
  • Be faithful with mastering arithmetic in preparation for upper school math and science.

A word on cumulative studies:

  • If new to Latin, third and fourth graders can start Latina Christiana at home to ramp-up for First Form. If fifth grade or older, begin First Form Latin using the complete set with DVDs. The Memoria Press Online Academy (MPOA) is also an option for live, weekly classes with a master teacher.
  • If currently taking Latin, work diligently to master forms, vocabulary, and grammar questions. Each level assumes mastery of the previous Form. Students new to HLN will have to show that they have successfully completed the previous Form to be admitted later in the sequence.
  • If new to Classical Composition and your student is in fifth grade or up, see this suggested accelerated sequence. High schoolers should consider the accelerated High School Composition sequence through MPOA.