• Arizona College Preparatory 6th Grade Course Descriptions


    Language Arts 7

    Based on the Common Core Standards, students will be participating in accelerated reading comprehension and writing activities.  Our writing instruction will focus on the 6+1 traits of writing and will allow students to write for a variety of purposes.  Through novel studies and the reading of short stories, students will begin to analyze fiction and nonfiction texts.


    Honors Language Arts 6

    In this advanced Language Arts course, students will learn the intricacies of writing expository text, informative text, arguments, and research papers based on non-fiction texts.  Students will learn effective presentation and communication strategies through oral presentation, discussions, and the use of technology. 


    Math 7

    This course is designed to help students master the standards needed for pre-algebra. Real-life concepts, problems, and applications are employed throughout the course by integrating algebra, probability, geometry, discrete math, and logic. This is advanced curriculum, so students will be challenged at a higher level. It is important for us to maintain very high expectations, so students who choose to move on to Honors level or AP/IB classes in high school will be well prepared.


    Honors Science 6

    This in an advanced approach to the 6th grade science standards. It is designed in a way to challenge the student and help prepare them for long-term success. This course is inquiry-based, utilizing the modeling approach and stressing the scientific method through the use of critical thinking skills. The students are immersed in the study of the functions of living things, organisms in the environment with a focus on Earth Science, mapping of the Earth’s surface and minerals. The course also focuses on the water systems of the Earth, ocean movements, and the different zones of the oceans. All topics will emphasize hands on and student led learning.


    Honors Social Studies 6

    The purpose of the 6th grade social studies course is to survey the historical development of civilization throughout World History as well as that of America. There are repeating themes, ideas, and issues throughout history that tie the past and the present together. Understanding these themes by strengthening skills in acquiring and communicating ideas, using critical thinking skills, understanding causes and effects and acquiring content knowledge will help students make sense of history and its relevance to today. These repeating themes are Geography, Economics, Civics and Government, and Historical Research Skills.

Last Modified on December 11, 2019