Year Long Electives
6th Grade Band
This class is for all sixth grade band students. Sixth grade band is for students who want to learn a band instrument for the first time, as well as those who have already played a band instrument in elementary school. The focus of sixth grade band is on basic musicianship skills such as note reading, tone, embouchure, dynamics and specific instrument technique. This is a year long course that is performance-based. Students are expected to participate in scheduled evening concerts as part of the requirements for the course.
6th Grade Choir
Students will be exposed to varied choral literature geared toward the ability levels of the students. Emphasis will be placed on basic musicianship and reading skills. A variety of styles of music will be used during 6 th grade choir. This course is performance-based and students are expected to participate in scheduled evening concerts as part of the requirements for the course.
6th Grade String Orchestra
This class is for all sixth grade orchestra students. Sixth Grade String Orchestra is for students who want to learn violin, viola, cello, or string bass for the first time, as well as those who have already played one of these string instruments in elementary school. The focus of sixth grade string orchestra is on musicianship skills such as note reading, tone, position, dynamics and specific instrument technique. This is a year-long course that is performance-based. Students are expected to participate in scheduled evening concerts as part of the requirements for the course.
6th Grade Art
Students will be given a basic foundation in which to gain exposure to a variety of art media including drawing, painting and sculpture. This class lays the ground work for subsequent classes, evoking creativity and self-expression. Sixth Grade Art provides a strong foundation for more in depth studies and skill development for years to come. Get ready to unlock your creativity!
Through the foundations of the Spanish language, students will begin to learn basic communication skills. In addition, this course will teach students to understand and appreciate the traditions of Spanish speaking cultures.
Students will focus on the fundamentals of keyboarding and technology. The course content includes keyboarding, information literacy, and multi-media production. This course is designed to give students a solid background in technology skills so they can comfortably integrate technology into their coursework.
Physical Education (P.E.)
This course offers a variety of team and individual sports throughout the school year. Students are expected to dress out daily and participate to the best of their ability. P.E. classes are co-ed.
PLTW: Flight & Space
The exciting world of aerospace comes alive through Flight and Space. Students explore the science behind aeronautics and use their knowledge to design, build, and test an airfoil. Custom-built simulation software allows students to experience space travel.
PLTW: Magic of Electrons
Through hands-on projects, students explore electricity, the behavior and parts of atoms, and sensing devices. They learn knowledge and skills in basic circuitry design and examine the impact of electricity on the world around them.