SPQR in Ancient Rome in the Forum
Students can qualify for the 2023 International Latin Olympiad by achieving a passing score on the ILO Qualifying Exam for their age division at any point between September 2022 until when either registration fills or closes (whichever comes first). A sample exam and answer key for each division (Middle School, Junior Varsity, and Varsity) will be provided on this page in the summer of 2022. There will be two separate exam versions offered each academic year, so if students do not pass on their first attempt, they can have one more try. The minimum passing score for each division will be determined after the exams have been written and taken by a sample of students. Students must pass the version of the qualifying exam offered for the age division that they will be competing in in 2023. For example, a student in 8th grade in the 2021-22 school year would still need to pass the Junior Varsity Qualifying Exam to compete in the 2023 International Latin Olympiad, as they would need to compete in the JV Division in 2023, as they’ll be a 9th grader in the 2022-23 school year.
Students may also qualify through having received a minimum qualifying score on the National Latin Exam in either the 2020-21, 2021-22, or 2022-23 academic years. The minimum qualifying scores are those needed to receive at least a grade of Cum Laude on the National Latin Exam. Note that scores on the Introduction to Latin and the Beginning Latin 1 exams are not eligible to qualify students who will compete in the ILO Varsity Division in 2023, and scores on the Introduction to Latin Exam are not eligible to qualify students who will compete in the ILO Junior Varsity Division in 2023. Remember that this applies to a student’s age division in Summer 2023, so a 9th grader in the 2020-21 school year could not take the Introduction to Latin or the Beginning Latin 1 exam to qualify, as this student would have just finished 11th grade, and thus be a Varsity student for the ILO in July 2023.
SPQR in Modern Rome (across the street from St. Stephen’s – the abbreviation is still in official use today)
Students can also qualify by finishing in the top 60% of the International Latin Bee.
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