Area conventions are here! Bonam fortunam!



Welcome to the Texas State Junior Classical League!

Bringing Texans interested in the classics together since the late 60s, the TSJCL fosters the study of ancient Greek and Latin topics in the modern age. The TSJCL is one of more than 1,000 chapters of the National Junior Classical League, an international organization that encourages the same activities as the TSJCL. The NJCL is one of the largest student driven organizations in the world, comprised of more than 45,000 students.

We invite you to browse our website whether you are a member of the TSJCL or not. We have many resources available for others studying the Classics. If you are in the state of Texas and your Latin Club is not yet a member, please contact the board to get info about joining.


Where to Stay at State Convention

For attendees traveling to state convention, we've made a list of hotels within the area where students and teachers can stay. List includes proximity and prices, and some hotels feature special rates for TSJCL members. List is also available on the State Convention and Links + Downloads pages.

Feb 10, 2018

Winter Board Meeting Recap

Happy new years! To start off 2018, the TSJCL board convened at Naaman Forest High School, location of the 2018 State Convention. We've finalized contest rules and toured the campus, and we are excited to say we look forward to seeing everyone at an awesome convention!

January 11, 2018

Area F Sign Up

Sign up for Area F 2018 is now open!

December 20, 2017

National Convention Announcement

We welcome you to join us at the 65th Annual National Junior Classical League Convention, held from July 23-28 at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Registration opens March 1, 2018.

2018 NJCL Convention Flyer

November 27, 2017

TSJCL Looking for Treasurer Officer

Interested in joining the TSJCL board? The treasurer position is open! If you are interested, email Applicants will need to turn in Nominations Form by December 1.

Treasurer Position Letter
Nominations Form

November 27, 2017

2017 Fall Torch Issue

The 2017 Fall Torch issue has been released! Read it here.

October 16, 2017

State Convention Rules Released

Rules for the 2018 State Convention contests are out, and the TSJCL Board is excited to announce 3 new contests: Photo of the Month, Promotional Video, and Illustrated Quoatations and Cartoons. Check them out here!

October 12, 2017

Fall Board Meeting Recap

To kick off the 2017-2018 school year, the TSJCL board had is first meeting at Westlake High School, Austin. Members were able to meet new board members as well as introduce several brand new state contests!

Fall Board Meeting Photos

September 16, 2017


Area F Certamen

Feb 23 2018

Anderson High School
Austin, TX

Area B Certamen

Feb 23 2018

Ronald Reagan High School
San Antonio, TX

Area B Convention

Feb 24 2018

Ronald Reagan High School
San Antonio, TX

Area F Convention

Feb 24 2018

Anderson High School
San Antonio, TX

Area C Certamen and Convention

Feb 24 2018

Fort Worth Country Day School  
San Antonio, TX

Area D Certamen and Convention

Feb 24 2018

Palo Duro High School
Amarillo, TX

Area A Convention

Mar 3 2018

Atascosita High School
Atascosita, TX