Save the Latin Program at Freedom High School

Save the Latin Program at Freedom High School

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As part of upcoming budget cuts to hillsborough county schools, certain classes are being dissolved. At Freedom High School, this includes all of Latin.

Foreign languages are crucial to a child’s development, and in the state of Florida they are a graduation requirement. It is unjust to cancel any of these foreign languages, especially Latin, which acts as the basis for every Romance language and the foundation of all English language.

The Latin class has created a foundation of skills which will be beneficial to both STEM and Humanities students for decades to come. Taking away Latin at Freedom High School will rob students of this; in addition, high-achieving Latin students will not be able to attain the Seal of Biliteracy, an accolade advantageous for both resumés and college applications. 2020 is also the first year where AP Latin is being offered at Freedom High; the Latin program is forging new achievements for the school every year. 

Beyond this, Freedom’s Latin Honor Society has created a thriving community. Members consider each other friends, and we have repeatedly gotten other clubs involved in extracurricular activities. When students do not fit in anywhere else, Latin Honor Society has given them an outlet to make friends and express themselves. The connections we’ve made are invaluable.

Please help us to preserve the class which has become a high point of our high school careers. If you’d like to support this cause, please contact the following schoolboard members and help make our voices heard. Address the message to them directly and their secretary will make sure they receive it.

Superintendent Addison Davis - email Addison.Davis@hcps.net , call (813) 272-4000

Steve Cona - email Vicki.Dunbar@hcps.net , call (813) 272-4618

Lynn L. Gray - email Maria.DeJesusColumna@hcps.net , call (813) 272-4052

Stacy Hahn - email Linda.Ortiz@hcps.net , call (813) 272-4045

Karen Perez - email Linda.Ortiz@hcps.net , call (813) 272-4045

Tamara P. Shamburger - email Vicki.Dunbar@hcps.net , call (813) 272-4618

Cindy Stuart - email lori.woods@hcps.net , call (813) 272-4053

Melissa Snively - email lori.woods@hcps.net , call (813) 272-4053

 

 

 

 

 

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