Enrollment in DGL pre-collegiate Greek and Latin courses is by application only. Application is through nomination by a teacher of Latin or school Principal or department Head--applications not supported by nominations are not accepted--except in the case of hardy student volunteers.  This course is free to DPS students; all others pay on a sliding scale. Nominations may be submitted to . Acceptance notice will come no later than 1/8/14; classes will begin after Labor Day


As in a varsity sport, the ethos of responsibility to the progress of the team reigns in the DGL classroom. Lack of enthusiasm, effort, commitment, and respect—for one's peers, for the instructor, for one's books, for the subject matter—will not be tolerated. A spirit of mutual respect, as among peers and comrades, prevails. Participation in the DGL curriculum is a privilege, rather than a right. The notion of 'required' is foreign to the DGL spirit. Rather, effort expended in class, and in private burning of the proverbial "midnight oil," stands as service to the one's own sense of excellence. The effort expended—"homework"—is not a thing to be dreaded and forestalled, a chore performed under duress, or something to be delayed and put off for as long as possible. (For unexcused absence there is Zero-Tolerance: to miss a DGL class without excuse is to lose one's seat in that class. Likewise, to bully, or show disrespect to an instructor of fellow student, is to cease to be a DGL student.) A DGL student bullies only him or herself to higher level of achievement in mastery of Greek and Latin, and in moral integrity; the "harsh instructor" the DGL scholar surrenders whole to is him or herself. The DGL scholar studies Ancient Greek, Latin, and the ancient world out of love—if only love of getting ahead in life—or he or she does not study it at all. As in varsity sport, a DGL student recognizes that there are no shortcuts; the only guarantee of success is hard work.