• Course Descriptions

     
    LEVELS OF INSTRUCTION


    Grade level - This level includes curriculum from grade-level text resources. Teaching strategies and methodology are tailored to help students meet and exceed grade level standards.

    HA (High Achiever) Level - This level includes curriculum from the grade-level text resources, supplemented by materials that are two years above grade level. Teaching strategies emphasize advanced writing skills, critical thinking, and high expectations regarding grading, pacing and depth of materials covered. Placement in this program is determined at the school site during Spring registration.
     
     
    SIXTH GRADE - ENGLISH:

    A course designed to meet the sixth-grade language arts standards. The focus of this course is reading both narrative and expository text, the writing process, mechanics, and spelling. Oral presentations are required.

    HA level and grade level instruction provided.

    Textbook: - Prentice Hall 2002: Literature- Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes & Holt Reinhart, 2003: Literature & Language Arts  
     
     
    SIXTH GRADE - MATHEMATICS:

    A course designed to meet the Mathematical Content Standards for sixth grade. Students will develop necessary computational, procedural, and problem-solving skills to provide a solid foundation for continuation into Algebra.

    HA level and grade level instruction provided.

    Textbook: Math concepts & skills, course 1, McDougal Littel, 2001  
     
     
     

    SIXTH GRADE- FOCUS ON EARTH SCIENCE:

    A course designed to meet the content standards for sixth grade Earth Science. Our program is project-based, challenging students to excel in the areas of research, investigation, expository writing and presentation.

    HA level and grade level instruction provided.

    Textbook: Focus on Earth Science, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2007
     
     
     
     
    SIXTH GRADE - WORLD HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY, ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS:

    A course designed to meet the sixth-grade social studies standards. Ancient civilizations are covered in this course, as well as map skills. The units of study are Early Humans; Mesopotamia, Sumer, Egypt; India; China; Canaan; Greece; and Rome. The geography, culture, and religion of each civilization is studied.

    HA level and grade level instruction provided.

    Textbook: - History Alive: The Ancient World, TCI, 2004  
     
     
     
    SIXTH GRADE- ELECTIVES:

    The Barrett Elective Program is one of the most diverse and comprehensive available. Students at every grade level have the opportunity to choose an elective that will enhance learning, as well as appeal to individual goals and skills that will help establish a framework for the future. The sixth-grade students can choose Band (which requires a year-long commitment), or the Exploration wheel which is 12 weeks of Art, Computers, and Performing Arts. They are integrated with 7th/8th graders.

    See the Elective Department page for more details
     
     
     
    SIXTH GRADE - P.E.

    Sixth-grade students participate fully in the Barrett P.E. program. They are required to “dress out” in the Barrett P.E. uniform and work with a P.E. teacher.

    See the P.E. page for details  
     
     
     
Last Modified on July 9, 2019