6th Grade Registration

Dear Incoming 6th Grade families,


Welcome to Sandburg!  We are looking forward to an amazing year of growing and learning together! We'll be visiting elementary campuses in early April to introduce you to the classes and activities Sandburg offers.  All 6th grade students are enrolled in math, English, history, science, and PE, and one elective. Review the elective course offerings below, then complete the registration form to tell us which elective you prefer. If you have any questions, or if you need any assistance, please email llozano@glendora.k12.ca.us.

Yours in education,

Ms. Luz Lozano

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.​

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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 Middle School's Show Choir and is open to students of all ages and skill levels. In Golden Notes you will not only learn how to be a singer, performer, and dancer, but you will also develop a lifelong love of music.  Golden Notes is a participation based class where students will learn to prepare and perform music from a variety of different genres, styles, and time periods. There will also be opportunities for students to compete in show choir competitions around Southern California as well as collaborations with students from Glendora High School's show choirs. Golden Notes is a place where you can feel free to be your authentic self without fear of judgement, and where you are encouraged to be the best version of yourself. Above all else, Golden Notes is a place for you to have fun making music with your friends! If you have any questions about Golden Notes, contact Mr.Davis (mdavis@glendora.k12.ca.us).

Please note: for the 2022-2023 school year, Golden Notes will meet during zero period, allowing students to take two electives.



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.

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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 a variety of software programs, including 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 with our Amazon STEM Program to create personalized computer games, robotics, and web design.



Refresh and continue to develop skills from your previous strings experience or try something new.  Beginners are welcome!  You will learn a variety of fun and challenging music and build your knowledge of 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. Orchestra is a great place to build friendships and connect with your school community.  



Spartan Garden

Environmental Horticulture is the art and science of growing plants either edible or ornamental. This class is 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 create digital marketing material to help promote the Spartan Garden and healthy eating throughout our community.  Sample projects include various presentations, lunchtime and weekend workshops, a garden journal and monthly recipe cards.