Sixth grade is the culminating year of the elementary experience. Before sending our students on to do great things in Jr. High School, they will explore some of the most interesting concepts to date in social studies and science. The sixth graders will focus their interests on ancient civilizations for their studies about social sciences. This will lead them through fascinating civilizations including the Egyptians, Romans, Hebrews, and Greeks as they learn about how these ancient cultures still connect to ours today. In science they get to explore earth sciences as they get even more detailed information about the earth's inner structures as well as easy to observe concepts of weathering and erosion, energy, and ecology. In addition to these interesting concepts, students will be expected to master tremendous skills in math and language arts. Algebra and geometry are key topics, but students will also become very familiar with fractions, percentages and decimals. Finally, students will continue delving deeper into pulling details out of the stories and texts they read. Students will also be continuing to master the art of persuasive writing.
Below is a brief list of Key academic skills that students are expected to have mastered by the end of sixth grade. For a complete list of the California State Standards for Education, follow this link to the California Department of Education's website.