​Starting a JCL chapter will:

  • reinforce that learning a language is a vital skill for the 21st century
  • foster a curiosity and passion for Latin and other Classical studies
  • enable students to foster their leadership skills and creatively demonstrate their interest in language
  • allow your school to offer the National Latin Exam, which aligns with the National Classical Standards
  • allow students to more easily discover scholarships related to Classics
  • enable students to network with high-school and university Classicists within the state and across the country
  • provide students with the opportunity to attend an annual, national conference
  • allow students to attend the annual state Michigan convention!

MJCL State Chairs

Mr. Reed DeMarco teaches Latin 1 through 4, as well as one Greek class at Brother Rice HS.  He holds a BA in Classics from Wayne State University, an MA from the University of Kentucky, and received his teaching certification through Grand Valley State University.  He was introduced to JCL by his cooperating teacher, Sue Miller.

​​​Forming a JCL chapter helps students stand head and shoulders above other college applicants!  JCL is a nationally-recognized student organization that is an excellent addition to any student’s college transcript.

2022-2023 Chapters

  • Brother Rice HS
  • ​Cranbrook Schools Upper
  • Hillsdale Classics Club
  • Mercy HS
  • Michigan Lutheran Seminary 
  • Trinitas Classical School
  • ​East Grand Rapids
  • Detroit Country Day Middle School 

Interested in starting a chapter?

Any local group with five or more students who are taking or who have taken a classical language or a course in the classical humanities and with assistance of a teacher or sponsor may form a chapter! 

In the event there is no local chapter, individual members may become a member-at-large now by paying online or downloading the member-at-large form.

A NJCL chapters or members-at-large must affiliate with its state/provincial organization. Contact thestate/provincial chairs listed on this site for information regarding dues and other requirements for your state.

N.B.: All Chapter Sponsors must be members of the American Classical League, which can be added to the chapter registration.

Membership Dues

·  Student Dues: $2.00
·  Sponsor Dues: $55.00 (ACL Membership)

NJCL Chapter dues are levied on a sliding scale depending on date of registration:

·  Chapters registering before December 1st pay no chapter fees
·  Chapters registering after December 1st but before April 1st pay $10
·  Chapters registering between April 1st and July 1st pay $20