Salvete omnes I was wondering if anyone had some experience with American secondary school Latin placement stuff. I am a ninth-grader attending a junior boarding high planning to repeat ninth grade at an actual secondary school. I am currently in "Ninth Grade Latin", and we're reading the Aeneid. (So far, We read, translated, analysed, scanned, and schematized Book 1 lines 1-147, Book 2 lines 199-227, Book 4 lines 1-30 and lines 589-629, and Book 12 lines 887-950). Several friends of mine who graduated/applied out last year had horrid experiences with their placement, being put all the way back to level one of their respective(modern) languages. I know Latin is different from modern languages, but I fear that I'll be back to chanting "bam bas bat bamus batis bant" after three years of Latin. I really want to read as much Latin as possible in high school because I doubt my parents would let me pursue a Classics-related major. The next four years are essentially my last focused years with the language and I don't want to waste away learning grammar I already know. I am sorry that this is such a long post, but I just want to know how secondary school placement systems work for Latin to quench the fear a bit. Is there any way I can avoid being placed in Latin I in high school?