National Mythology Exam | Pegasus

THEME: JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS

WHAT IS THE PEGASUS NATIONAL MYTHOLOGY EXAM?

The study of mythology allows us to understand our world, global literature, and art while also helping us to make classical connections to contemporary culture.

The Pegasus National Mythology Exam strives to make mythology accessible to all students, grades 3-8. The Pegasus National Mythology Exam welcomes all students of classical mythology. Students in grades 9-12 should register for the Medusa National Mythology Exam.

The Pegasus Mythology Exam is given annually to over 6,000 students in approximately 450 schools nationally and internationally.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

The Pegasus National Mythology Exam Bibliography is now available HERE (after September 1).

The registration window for the Pegasus National Mythology Exam will re-open on September 1.  Contact info@aclclassics.org with any questions. 

To order the PRINT version of the exam, log in to your account or create one. Order information is on your Profile page on the American Classical League website.

To order and pay for the ONLINE version of the exam, follow this order link. For any ONLINE issues with registration, contact help@quia.com.

WHAT IS THE EXAM COST?

The combined (registration and shipping) fees are $15 per school or homeschool program. Each test is an additional $5 ($4 for current ACL Members) for each student.

WHAT IS THE CONTENT ON THE EXAM?

Exam requirements are based on the grade level of the student:

 
  Section 1: 
  General Mythology
  (30 questions)
  Section 2:  
  Thematic 
  (10 questions)
  Section 3:
  Extension
  (10 questions)

     Grades 3-4 (Level 1)

  Required    

     Grades 5-6 (Level 2)

  Required   Required  

     Grades 7-8 (Level 3)

  Required   Required   Required

WHAT RESOURCES CAN BE USED TO PREPARE?

The Pegasus National Mythology Exam Bibliography (available after September 1) can be found HERE

Targeted teaching resources and materials (including a newly-revised thematic teaching packet) are available from the ETC Store.

Access the Hero's Journey Handout, discussion guide for Applying the Hero's Journey to the Jason Myth, and a video on The myth of Jason and the Argonauts.

ETC has available for purchase past and newly-redesigned teaching modules with printable activities and teaching resources designed to reinforce the concepts and information presented on the test.

You can find examples of published resources and activities from the ETC store HERE.

WHAT ABOUT AWARDS? 

Certificates for perfect papers, awarded medals, and ribbons are mailed with your awards packet in early-to-mid May. 

All other certificates (including participation) can be downloaded and edited from the National Mythology Exam website. Certificates are a great way to showcase student achievement!

Awards are distributed proportionally based upon the annual, national averages for each exam level.

Perfect paper: Certificate  + gold medal

Summa cum laude: gold medal + printable certificate

Maxima cum laude: silver medal + printable certificate

Magna cum laude (listed as bronze): embossed ribbon + printable certificate

Cum laude: printable certificate

WHAT DATES TO KNOW:

Exam registration:  September 1, 2022-January 31, 2023

Exam administration:  February 13, 2023-March 10, 2023

Exam results will be sent via email in late April. Awards packet will be mailed from early-to-mid May 2023.

WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?

  • If you have any questions regarding the registration process, payment, or award results and mailing, please contact: etcexams@etclassics.org
  • If you have questions regarding exam preparation, content, bibliography, or teaching resources, please contact: pegasuschair@etclassics.org
  • Have even more questions, please check out our FAQ document.  
2022-2023 National Pegasus Mythology Exam cut off scores are available HERE.
Find downloadable Pegasus certificates HERE.

 

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has placed this program on the National Advisory List of Contests and Activities for 2022-2023