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Time to Choose Electives for the 

2021-2022 School year!

6th Grade Electives


Beginning Band

This one-year course is designed for any student who has the desire to develop the ability to play a brass, woodwind, or percussion instrument. The course involves applying the basic fundamentals of reading music, playing techniques, and performance procedures. Students will be given the opportunity to perform in concerts and school activities. There is a $40.00 supply fee for band. This is an elective course appropriate for grade six or seven.


Beginning Guitar

This one-year course will consist of two semesters of Guitar. The course is designed as an introduction into playing the guitar. Students with no previous guitar experience will receive guidance and direction in solving problems related to playing the guitar on a beginning level and the techniques for producing and evaluating pitch, tone, dynamics, and rhythm patterns. There is a $40.00 supply fee for guitar. This is an elective course appropriate for grade six or seven.


Beginning Orchestra

This one-year course is open to students who would like to learn to play a stringed instrument. These instruments are violin, viola, cello and double bass. This course concentrates on the development of note-reading skills, aural skills, rhythmic patterns, intonation and tonality. Emphasis will be placed on having a variety of performing experiences. There is a $40 supply fee for orchestra. This is an elective course appropriate for grade six or seven.


Beginning Choir

This one-year course is designed as an introductory study in basic vocal production and music fundamentals. Major topics include beginning vocal performance skills, live performance opportunities, and the study of basic vocal literature including a range of historical periods and cultures. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. This is an elective course appropriate for grades six through eight. This is an elective course appropriate for grade six, seven, or eight.



This multifaceted course will include age-appropriate content determined by the teacher which explores selected speech, life skills, peer interaction, community orientation, and similar activities. Units may include Art, Social Studies 6, Study Skills, and/or math based enrichment activities.

7th and 8th Grade Electives will be variations of these classes.

Select your grade for the 2021-2022 school year and complete the form.

Magnet high Schools

Career & Technical Academies

Select High  Schools

Eighth Graders!  CCSD Magnet High Schools, Career & Technical Academies, and Select High Schools offer students a wide variety of areas of focused study to enhance your academic career.   To explore your choice of options click here:

Biking Safety Tips

Many biking accidents that occur with children are the result of the children on the bikes riding in an unsafe or unobservant manner. Teaching your children the importance of good bike safety is the most important part of their safety while riding back and forth to school. Although "stranger danger" is a concern for many parents that allow their children to ride to school, the greater risk will be the biking behavior of your child. Staying observant, keeping to the rules of the roads, and respecting the responsibility of their independence.

Tips for bike riding to school:

  • Find another neighbor or friend close by to bike with.
    For young children, "bike-pool" within your neighborhood. Have parents take turn accompanying the children to school

  • Teach children the basic rules of the road.
    They should understand the way the road to their school operates. Things like four-way stop signs, pedestrian crosswalks, and even stop lights.

  • Give them confidence in their biking skills.
    Go biking for fun, bike around a park, practice weaving among cones, or even take a couple of bike trips. Find fun ways for them to gain skill and confidence in their biking ability.

  • Plot a route.
    Plan the route you want your child to take to school and stress the importance of not veering from it. (for some children biking alone, it may be wiser to have a rotation of routes to take so that they don't have the same daily routine). Having the same routine helps you better teach them the road rules of that particular route as well as give you a first place to look if you find they don't come home on time.

  • See and be seen!
    Teach your children that when they are biking that need to be observant and concentrating. They should not be listening to music, caught up in conversation, or zoning off. Pay attention! They also need to be sure that they are seen by cars and people that they are near. Tell them never to assume a car knows they are there...be sure! Use tools (mentioned above) to help improve the visibility of them and their bike.

  • Be in control.
    When biking to and from school, your child is responsible for being safe. Teach them that this is not the time to goof off, carry too many items, or try tricks. They should keep at least one hand on the handlebars and both wheels on the ground at all times. Avoid swerving and weaving, as much as possible.

  • Watch out for hazards.
    Hazards for bikers are very different than cars. Potholes, large rocks, squirrels, and even puddles can cause an accident for a biker. New hazards can appear daily, even if it hadn't been there the day prior, and require bikers to stay observant.

  • Use sidewalks, if your city allows.
    Not all cities allow bikers on sidewalks, but some do and some that don't will gladly overlook children on sidewalks...especially when it's obvious they are riding home from school. Call your city and ask!

2020-2021 Student Information Packets

Please download this file of documents on students' responsibilities and read through them with your parents and discuss the expectations that will be placed upon you.

Once you have read through the documents, have your parents fill out the appropriate Google Form in place of signatures that are normally required.  These forms need to be filled out by September 18th.