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6th Grade Advanced Courses

Students in grades 3-6 may identify for gifted services in math and/or English Language Arts (ELA). Separately, sixth-graders may qualify for Advanced ELA, math, science and social studies. Advanced ELA and social studies cover the same grade-level learning standards in greater depth. Advanced science is compacted curriculum in which students cover sixth, seventh and eighth grade content standards. Advanced math covers all sixth grade and half of the seventh grade content standards. Families are notified of qualification in the summer after their fifth grade year. 

Qualification Requirements

The following outlines the qualification requirements for fifth-graders seeking out this enrichment opportunity.

Advanced Course Placement (Grades 6-8)

The following outlines the progression of advanced courses, by grade level, for ELA, math, science and social studies. 

Grade English Language Arts/English Mathematics Science Social Studies
6 Advanced ELA

Advanced Math 6
(Compacted Curriculum)

Advanced Science 6
(Compacted Curriculum)
Advanced Social Studies 6
7 Advanced ELA

Advanced Math 7
(Compacted Curriculum)

Advanced Science 7
(Compacted Curriculum)
Advanced Social Studies 7
(Compacted Curriculum)
8 Advanced ELA

Algebra I
(HS Credit)

Physical Science
(HS Credit)
World History
(HS Credit)


Compacted Curriculum:

Curriculum combines multiple years of standards.  The course is taught at a rapid pace and will cover more than one year of material.  Students may be asked to work additional time outside of class to ensure that all standards are covered and can be mastered.

High School (HS) Credit:

Students will earn high school credit for this course.  Students will be required to take quarter and semester exams.  Grades and credits will be awarded at semester and become a part of the student’s permanent HS transcript.  Students will be required to take the Ohio End of Course Exam in Algebra I. Scores on the Ohio End of Course exam will count toward HS graduation.