For many students, 6th grade is the entry point to ASD. The goal of the sixth grade curriculum is to help our students transition from a variety of other schools and programs to our rigorous academic demands; to give them the student skills as well as the content knowledge needed to be successful in our 7th grade curriculum.
Students will be academically challenged in all content areas. Students take classes in Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Engineering/Technology, Art, and Physical Education. In addition, to the content of these subjects, students learn organizational skills, time management skills, and other study skills necessary to be a successful student. Students in the sixth grade have the opportunity to grow as complex thinkers.
The academic expectations at ASD are larger than those at most other school, and this reality often translates into an increase the amount of time needed to complete homework. For some students this increase could be significant as they adjust to more complex assignments. Students will have some time built into the day to ask questions of teachers and/or work on assignments, but will still be responsible for finishing up assignments at home.