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6th Grade Experience

Something New Every Day

At Sandia Prep, every day is new and different. All students take a total of eight classes, but only attend seven classes in a school day. The rotating schedule allows for more intensive study in long periods and keeps each day fresh, playing to each student's strengths and individuality. 


View a detailed daily schedule for a Sandia Prep 6th Grader

6th Grade Courses
Every sixth grader takes:
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History (World Cultures)
  • Physical Education
  • Modern Language (French, Spanish, or Heritage Spanish)
  • Elective (one-full year)
    • Chorus
    • Guitar
    • Strings
    • Jazz Band
    • DareDevil Design
    • Structured Study Hall
  • Art and Media Rotation (9-weeks each)
    • Art
    • Digital Media
    • Theater & Dance
    • Music
Assembly, Advisory, and Activity
Along with the sixth-grade classes described above, students attend Assembly four days a week. On Wednesdays, this time is extended to thirty minutes for Advisory, to meet with advisors and fellow advisees.

Twice during each six-day rotation, we set aside time for Activity period. This is a special time for students and teachers to enjoy various pursuits (rocketry, Model UN, theater, newspaper, Supercomputing Challenge, and Mock Trial, for example) while building relationships and important leadership and communication skills.