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Why Join?

The Texas State Junior Classical League is part of the National Junior Classical League, an organization dedicated to promoting the study of Latin, Greek, and the classical world in high schools. The NJCL has over 50,000 members in the US, Canada, and Australia.

TSJCL sponsors a number of academic competitions for students of Latin, Greek, and classical studies. Each of our five areas has a convention in January or February, and the state convention is usually in April or late March. Our competitions include academic contests, as well as artistic, musical, and athletic contests.

TSJCL and NJCL also award a number of college scholarships and offer many other programs, such as the National Latin Honor Society, the JCL Pen Pal program, and the NJCL Creative Writing contest.

Join TSJCL

Dear Latin Students and Teachers,

Salvete, omnes! On behalf of the Texas State Junior Classical League, I am incredibly excited to invite you to join and participate in our renowned league, one of the largest and most esteemed student organizations in the world: The Texas State Junior Classical League.

Several benefits come with TSJCL membership. Latin students can participate in diverse academic, artistic, and athletic competitions at area, state, and national levels. Numerous leadership opportunities are available to motivated students, and one graduating senior from each chapter in good standing is given the opportunity to apply for a TSJCL scholarship worth $1,500. In addition, teachers and sponsors may interact and exchange club ideas, teaching methods, and other advantages. This organization offers every member the opportunities to meet and connect with others who share a love for Classics.

A chapter must be affiliated with both the NJCL and TSJCL to be in good standing. Sponsors (i.e. teachers) must also be members of the American Classical League (ACL) and the Texas Classical Association (TCA). TSJCL dues are $5.00 per chapter and $2.00 per member. NJCL dues are $2.00 per member. If NJCL dues are paid before December 1 st , there is no chapter fee. If NJCL dues are paid between December 1 st and April 1 st , the chapter fee is $10.00. If NJCL dues are paid between April 1 st and June 1 st , the chapter fee is $20.00. TSJCL dues must be postmarked by January 15, 2018. You may continue to add members to your list after sending the original list by the given deadline. Schools with alternative schedules may have individual membership lists in no later than February 15 th , 2018, but should have their chapter dues turned in by the January deadline.

I hope you will take advantage of all the magnificent opportunities presented by this illustrious organization. If you have any questions or concerns, no matter the size, please feel free to contact me. The other TSJCL officers, State Chairs, sponsors, and I all look forward to working with you this year!

Yours,
Will Snider
TSJCL Secretary

How to Join

This year, membership is hosted online at MyTSJCL.
We're extremely excited to have this new opportunity — no longer will you have to mail in any forms! If you have any questions about the new online membership site, please email support@tsjcl.org.

1. The JCL sponsor must join the American Classical League (ACL) & the Texas Classical Association (TCA).

2. To join the NJCL, visit NJCL and click the link on the home page.

  • NJCL Member Dues: $2.00 per member
  • NJCL Chapter Dues:
    • If paid before December 1, 2017: $0.00
    • If paid between December 1, 2017 and April 1 2018: $10.00
    • If paid between April 1 and July 1, 2018: $20.00

N.B. NJCL dues must be paid online or postmarked by July 1, 2018, but you must be a member of the NJCL to attend the State Convention. This will affiliate you with the national organization.

3. In order to create a TSJCL chapter, you must have at least five members and one sponsor as well as submit your membership form online at MyTSJCL. After your membership has been submitted, you may follow the instructions to pay online or send a check made out to Texas State Junior Classical League to the following address:
Texas State Junior Classical League
P.O. Box 202046
Austin, TX 78720

  • TSJCL Member Dues: $2.00 per member
  • TSJCL Chapter Dues:
    • If paid before January 15, 2018: $5.00
    • If paid between January 15 and February 15, 2018: $10.00
    • If paid after February 15, 2018: $55.00

TSJCL Dues must be paid online or postmarked by January 15, 2018 to not incur a late fee. You may continue to add members to your list after sending the original list by the given deadline. Schools on alternative schedules may have individual membership lists in no later than February 15, 2018, but should have their chapter dues turned in by the original January deadline.
Please remember that a chapter must be affiliated with the NJCL and TSJCL and the sponsor a member with TCA & ACL in order for its members to participate in JCL events.

Please remember that a chapter must be affiliated with the NJCL and TSJCL and the sponsor a member with TCA & ACL in order for its members to participate in JCL events.