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.


Dear Latin Students and Teachers,

Salve! On behalf of the Texas State Junior Classical League, it is my pleasure to invite you to join and participate in our renowned league, one of the biggest and most esteemed student organizations in the world: The Texas State Junior Classical League.

Several benefits come with being a member of the TSJCL. Latin students can participate in diverse academic, artistic, and athletic competitions at local, state, and national levels. Numerous leadership opportunities are available to motivated students. One graduating senior from each chapter in good standing is given the opportunity to apply for a TSJCL scholarship worth $1,000. In addition, teachers and sponsors may interact and exchange club ideas, teaching methods, and other advantages. This organization offers every member the opportunity to meet others who share a love for Classics, and with it I hope you will find a home like no other.

A chapter must be affiliated with both the NJCL and TSJCL to be in good standing. Sponsors 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 1st, there is no chapter fee. If NJCL dues are paid after December 1st but before April 1st, there is a $10.00 chapter fee. If NJCL dues are paid after April 1st but before July 1st, there is a $20.00 chapter fee. TSJCL dues must be postmarked by January 15, 2017. You may continue to add members to your list after sending the first list by the given deadline. Schools on alternative schedules may have individual membership lists in no later than February 15, 2017, 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, please don't hesitate to contact me. The other TSJCL officers, State Chairs, Sponsors, and I are all looking forward to working with you this year!


Mila Wetz
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!

N.B. If you registered for the 2016 State Convention online using MyTSJCL, the same login information will continue to work. If you have any questions about the new online membership site, please email