During sixth grade your child will be transitioning from elementary school to middle school. In addition to the standard academic course load, your child will become proficient in organizational skills which include managing time for assignments, after-school activities and sports.
Religion class follows the One in Christ curriculum from Concordia Publishing House, which helps the student to develop an understanding of Law and Gospel and the need for a Savior. Daily devotions, prayer, and Bible knowledge, which include memorizing Scripture and its meaning, help students to grow in their faith, love, and commitment to Jesus Christ.
Sixth grade Language Arts, which includes Grammar and Writing, Literature, and Vocabulary studies. Word Wisdom, a ZanerBloser vocabulary program, empowers students with vocabulary for effective communication. Using a Literature novel-based curriculum, students build on oral reading skills and comprehension skills while creating interesting story extension projects. Grammar and writing go hand-in-hand as the students review sentence structure, figurative language, parts of speech, and continue to develop skills in writing using the McGraw Hill Language Arts Curriculum and other creative resources.
Sixth grade Math class focuses on student participation and responsibility with the Saxon Math curriculum, which incorporates incremental development and continual review. Organized in a series of lessons that gradually develop concepts, Saxon provides daily practice which strengthens students’ grasp of concepts, improves their flexibility to work with several mathematical concepts at a time and improves their long-term retention of concepts. Saxon also incorporates daily timed review of facts. Students utilize daily problem solving activities, and develop mental math capabilities.
Science class provides a wide spectrum of study with hands-on investigations, activities, and projects using the Houghton-Mifflin print and digital curriculum. Areas of study include: earth science and conservation, compounds and elements, mixtures and solutions, motion and force, astronomy, living and nonliving things, and more.
Understanding the world around us, its people and diverse cultures, is all part of World Geography class, which uses the Prentice Hall curriculum. Students will learn about The United States and Canada, Latin America, Europe and Russia, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Realm through a variety of projects, technology use, map skills, and atlas use.
Believing that success in the 21st century depends on the ability to communicate with others in our global society, Spanish is part of the core curriculum. Students participate in learning activities that include listening, readding, writing, and speaking in Spanish.
Other opportunities for academic and physical development in our Jr. High curriculum include Physical Education. Electives for sixth grade are Art, Band, Choir, or Drama.
For an in-depth look at the sixth grade curriculum, please visit the Texas Education Agency web site.
Visit the Seventh Grade curriculum page.