6th Grade Registration

Dear 6th Grade families,


Welcome to Sandburg!  We are looking forward to an amazing year of growing and learning together! An informational webinar will be held on April 22.  You will find a recording of the webinar to the right after it has concluded. Review the elective course offerings below, then complete the registration form.

If you have any questions, or if you need any assistance, please email kespino@glendora.k12.ca.us.

Yours in education,

Mrs. Kristy Espino

Assistant Principal

Required Courses

All students are required to take the following courses:

  • English

  • History

  • Math

  • Science

  • Physical Education

Click the link below to view descriptions of the content to be taught in these courses.​

Elective Courses

Students may choose from the following elective courses.  6th grade students take one (1) elective.

  • AVID 6

  • Band

  • Orchestra

  • Golden Notes

  • Spartan Garden

  • Technology Creations


Explore the descriptions and links below for more information about these elective options!


AVID is an elective class for students with average to above average grades, but who may need a little extra support to reach their goals.  AVID students learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and questioning, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities to promote college readiness.  Participation in this elective is based on an application process, interview, and teacher recommendation. Click the link below to apply!

Golden Notes

Golden Notes is Sandburg's show choir.   Auditions are held in the spring with ‘triple threat performers’ who sing and dance with pizzazz! Show Choir is a performance-based class, where students learn to prepare and perform popular music. Students learn how to add choreography to songs, as well as text interpretation, facial and body expression, and many performance skills.

For information about how to audition, email Mrs. Trevor!​


Our music students are educated  to perform with an attitude of pride and confidence. Students will learn not only the musical pieces, but the traits of self-discipline, responsibility and teamwork. The pride that will be shared in this group will lead to many happy hours with lifelong memories and life-long friends. The Intermediate Band is made up primarily of 6th and 7th grade brass and woodwind players. Students have usually had one to two years of experience on their instruments and can demonstrate basic skills to keep up with their required learning activities.  Students will be tested regularly, and will learn several music pieces for performances.

Technology Creations

This year-long course will consist of students learning how to fully navigate computer concepts for everyday use with a positive digital experience. Students will use Google Applications to create meaningful and original work that is often used for other core subjects and “real world” scenarios, such as posters, graphing, and presentations. Students will also learn concepts of code to create personalized computer games, robotics, and web design.


Refresh and continue to develop skills from your previous strings experience.  This class features improvisation, composition, music theory, music history, and world music.  Individual growth and achievement will be encouraged through activities in rhythm recognition, scales, and ensemble skills with a focus on posture, tone, and bowing technique.  Students will perform in at least three concerts. 

NOTE: There will be some in-school and outside-of-school performances for both the choral and instrumental music classes that are factored into your child’s overall grade.

Spartan Garden

Environmental Horticulture is the art and science of growing plants either edible or ornamental. This inaugural class will be a hands-on experience in developing, building, planting, and maintaining the Spartan Garden, a 1/2 acre farm we are creating on campus. The instructor will present lessons on soil preparation, planting techniques, plant life cycles, the garden habitat, harvesting, composting, and farm-to-table nutrition. In addition to the scientific hands-on -experiences, students, under the direction of the instructor, will work as a collaborative team to draft proposals for potential financial grants and creating digital marketing material to help promote the Spartan Garden and healthy eating throughout our community.