• Incoming 6th Graders for the 2024-25 School Year

    1) read the elective course descriptions below and decide what you like best

    2) click on the link below to open the Form and RANK your elective choices.

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    6th grade course selection Form link

    6th Grade Electives 24-25 *Fees may be associated with elective courses 

    BEGINNING BAND *Yearlong course-every other day.  Students will have a year of group instruction on a primary instrument of their choice: flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, or baritone and will develop individual skills for instrumental performance, instrument care and maintenance, proper posture, and concert performances. Students are required to participate in co-curricular performances beyond the school day to receive class credit. *Instrument Required if not eligible to rent from the school.  

    BEGINNING ORCHESTRA *Yearlong course-every other day.  Students will have a year of group instruction on a primary instrument of their choice: violin, viola, cello, or bass and will develop individual skills for instrumental performance, instrument care and maintenance, proper posture, and concert performances. Students are required to participate in co-curricular performances beyond the school day to receive class credit. *Instrument Required if not eligible to rent from the school.  

    BEGINNING CHOIR *Yearlong course-every other day. Beginning choir is open to all students interested in vocal performance. The choir sings classical, musical theater, and popular music. The class involves training in the basics of proper singing technique, singing 2-part harmony, and beginning musicianship skills such as sight-reading, ear training, musical interpretation, and expression. Students are required to participate in co-curricular performances beyond the school day to receive class credit. No audition is required. 

    MUSIC EXPLORATION *Yearlong course-every other day. Music Exploration is an introductory class where students learn to explore the power of music, the age when music has the strongest connection to emotions and memories, and why making informed choices about the music we listen to is so important. Students will also make music themselves. They will experiment with a variety of instruments, including guitar, keyboard, drums, and even computers. Through hands-on activities, they will learn basic music theory, composition, and performance techniques.  By the end of this course, students will have a better understanding of the impact of music on their lives and the skills to create their own music. 

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PE) *Semester course. This class will focus on fitness and cooperative games. Students will dress out and participate in various activities to prepare them for an active lifestyle. 

    POWER WALKING CLASS (PE) *Semester course. Students will participate in walking activities to prepare them for an active lifestyle. 

    21st CENTURY MEDIA I *Semester course. This course is designed to educate students about digital media and provide hands-on experience with industry standard media software and equipment. The curriculum covers a wide range of media pathways and introduces students to photography, animation, audio production, and video production to develop 21st Century skills through project-based learning. 

    ART EXPLORATION I*Semester course. This class is designed to help improve students’ basic art skills: drawing, painting, and designing using a variety of media and techniques.  The main goal of the class is to develop students’ creativity and self-expression and allow for the exploration of varied media.  $15 supply fee and sketch book required. 

    INTRO TO COMPUTER SCIENCE/CODING *Semester course. Computer Science Discoveries is an introductory course that empowers students to engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun! Throughout the semester, students will create their own website, animation game, and creative computing. This class will be great for beginners and experienced coders alike!  

    CREATIVE WRITING: *Semester course. Explore ways to make your stories more exciting and maybe even have one of your stories published!  In this class we will discover techniques authors use to write the stories you love. We will challenge your creativity, writing both with and without prompts. We will also look at the process of becoming a published author, but most of all, we will get to do something we enjoy, writing! 

    STEM LAB I *Semester course. Try Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math through project-based data collection, hands-on activities, asking questions, and experimenting with lab equipment. 

     

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