Welcome to Sixth Grade!
Students in Math 6 will study expressions and patterns, integers, rational numbers, equations and inequalities, proportions and similarity, percent, linear functions, probability and predictions, volume, and surface area.
Advanced Math 6
Students in Advanced Math 6 will learn about ratios and proportional reasoning, percents, integers, rational numbers, expressions, equations and inequalities, geometric figures, measuring figures, probability and statistics.
English 6 provides a strong foundation for writing instruction. Students study all eight parts of speech and sentence construction through both direct instruction and application in students’ various writing assignments. Students learn to support their ideas with evidence and organize their thoughts in an effective manner. They will write in multiple genres including creative writing and a formal research paper. Students learn literary elements and figurative language through an assortment of engaging novels. Vocabulary will also be used to enrich writing skills, critical thinking, and reading comprehension.
Advanced English 6
Advanced English 6 is distinguished by a quicker pace, a more rigorous load, and higher level critical thinking skills. The primary focus in sixth grade English is to give the student a strong foundation for writing instruction. Students study all eight parts of speech and sentence construction through both direct instruction and application in students’ various writing assignments. Students learn to support their ideas with evidence and organize their thoughts in an effective manner. Here, they will write in multiple genres including creative writing and a formal research paper. Students learn literary elements and figurative language through an assortment of engaging novels. Vocabulary will also be used to enrich writings kills, critical thinking, and reading comprehension.
American History covers the period between the Progressive Movement and modern day, this class immerses the students into the study of our great nation and its place among the world powers. Upon completion of this course, students are able to: accurately identify and label the 50 states and capitals, recognize geographical features by region, evaluate the causes and effects of major wars, examine the conditions that led to the United States as a world power, describe the challenges, both economical and political, that the US has faced and continues to face, and understand how the nation has transformed over the last 200 years. Group discussion, ideological debate, and current events are essential elements of this course.
By examining both scientific theories and Biblical creation, students learn about our Earth and its systems. Students examine the mapping of Earth, Earth’s structure, rocks and minerals, Earth’s weather and climate and how each continually change as a result of both natural occurrences and human impact. Students also explore space and Earth’s place within the universe. Drawing on the Bible, astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics, students will be challenged to both observe and infer. Upon completion of this course, students are able to: explain and apply the steps of the Scientific Method; design and build a structure for STEAM Fair Projects (cross-curricular integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics); explore geological changes, types of topography, and different water sources; examine the effects of weathering and erosion; and learn ways to become better citizens of Earth by properly using renewable and nonrenewable resources in our environment.
Sixth grade takes a chronological journey through eight time periods of the Old Testament – Creation and Beginnings, the Period of the Patriarchs, the Exodus and Wilderness Wanderings, the Conquest and Settlement of the Promised Land, Period of the Judges, Period of the Kings, Period of the Babylonian Exile, and the Post-Exilic Period. The curriculum focuses on discovering God’s plan for the redemption of mankind and finding Old Testament pictures of the coming Messiah as fulfilled by Jesus Christ. The goal of sixth-grade Bible is to gain a better understanding of who God is and how He remains faithful to His promises and plans.
Focuses on a portion of the elements and principles of design. Students will develop observation and technical skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and various other art mediums.
Digital Art and Photography
This course is an introduction to applications that allow students to explore a variety of creative digital art activities and photography. These may include the creation of photographs, videos, animations, graphic designs, illustrations, and designing a website.
Focuses on learning about each instrument within the band community and beginning band sounds for each instrument. The students learn about breathing, embouchure structure, how to read music, and how to articulate different notes and beginning rhythms on their instrument.
This Musical Theatre course is designed to allow students to grow as actors, singers, and dancers and is an exploration of American Musical Theatre. Students will study acting techniques and use their gained knowledge to develop as performers. Since this is a workshop course, students prepare material for class presentation and critique. There is also a focus on the audition process as well as musical theatre history. In culmination, students will work toward the Middle School Musical which is performed in the Spring. Students must be enrolled in the Drama course to participate in any school production.
Technology, Design & Engineering
Introductory Innovation Lab course exposing students to technology, design, and engineering. Through project-based learning, students are introduced to digital media tools, architecture design with 3D modeling, digital fabrication with 3D printing, engineering with bridges & structures, and digital realities with AR and VR.