Incoming 6th Grade
This year all course requests must be submitted through Student Access between Monday Feb 6th and Tuesday February 28th at 8:00 a.m.
On Monday, February 13th, Beaver Lake Middle School Counselors and Administrators will host Course Request Zoom meetings with all 5th grade elementary students who live within the boundaries of our school; these events will happen in elementary classrooms during the school day. Later that same day, we will then host a 5th Grade Parent Night (also on zoom), from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The Zoom link will be made available the morning of February 13th.
Instructions for accessing student district email, Student Access and the Course Request Process you will find below.
Other important dates:
Optional Electives Open House - Current 5th grade students and families
On Wednesday, February 15th, from 6:00-7:00 PM, BLMS will host an in-person Electives Open House. This event will allow families to discover the 6th grade trimester electives on offer, as well as hear about music electives from our music department.
Optional Course Request Question and Answer (Q and A) Session for current 5th grade families
On Monday, February 27th, join BLMS counselors and administrators on zoom to get answers to any course request questions. Sessions will be held at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and links will be provided, via Skyward email, to parents on the day.
Course Request closes for current 5th grade families
Course Requests must be completed in Skyward by Tuesday, February 28th at 8:00 a.m. If you need additional help meeting this timeline, please reach out to the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Some of the required classes are already pre-scheduled (social studies, PE, and Health). Those classes are visible in the right column during the Course Request Process. Please don’t remove those courses.
Elective Descriptions Online Course Request
Process 2023-24 Student Access and Email Access
Incoming 6th Grade
6th Grade Core Course Options
Our school offers the opportunity for students to self-select core courses in English Language Arts (ELA), Math, and Science for 6th grade. Students should choose the courses that best align to their interests and future aspirations. Some courses offer more challenging coursework, which requires personal motivation and strong work habits. For some courses, ISD offers recommended levels of performance on the SBA or i-Ready assessments to ensure students have the academic knowledge and skills to be set up for success.
For ELA, students choose either English Language Arts 6 or Advanced Language Arts 6. Advanced English Language Arts is a program for students which provides additional challenge and rigor in the areas of reading, writing, speaking, listening and language. Visit our Advanced ELA 6 website to see if this course is the best fit for you.
For Math, students choose one of 4 math pathways. Visit our middle school mathematics webpage to learn more about the math course offerings.
For Science, students choose from the 6th grade Science Pathway I, which starts with Life Science, or Science Pathway II, which skips Life Science and begins with students taking the 7th grade science course, Earth and Space Science. Visit our middle school science webpage to learn more about these options and see which is the best fit for you.
6th Grade Math
Selection Guide 6th Grade Science