6th Grade Registration

Dear 6th Grade families,


Welcome to Sandburg!  We are looking forward to an amazing year of growing and learning together! Please watch the 6th Grade Welcome Video to the right, review the elective course offerings below, and 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

  • Sandburg Music Express

  • Golden Notes

  • 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!

Sheet Music

Sandburg Music Express

This full-year course is a fun exploration of music and rhythm!  Students in this class will work on musical literacy through a variety of activities. Play drum beats from around the world. Use games and fun, brain-powered, activities to learn how to read music. Learn how to play the keyboard and build skills related to singing and dancing. Take your musical skills to a new level by using technology to create your own musical compositions. No music experience is necessary to participate in this elective; all are welcome to board the Sandburg Music Express!



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.


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! There are regular after-school choreography rehearsals on Wednesdays, 2:40-4:00 p.m., October – February.  Evening performances include: Sounds of Noel (religious), Rotary Choral Festival (patriotic), fall and spring fundraising concerts, and competition events.

To schedule an audition, have your parent/guardian email Mrs. Trevor!​



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.

Image by Glenn Carstens-Peters

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.