6th Grade Electives
During the first semester, students rotate through each elective course that Wilson offers.
At the end of the first semester, students then choose one of the options as their second semester class.
Art students explore media and techniques used to create a variety of 2-D artworks through developing
skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, and collage. This course is offered at level 1 and level 2 to 7th and 8th grade students.
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is offered as an academic elective course
that prepares students for college readiness and success.In AVID, students participate in activities
that incorporate strategies focused on writing, inquiry, collaboration, and reading to support their academic growth.
Band students are offered a wide variety of playing opportunities based on their experience and abilities.
Orchestra students focus on the development of instrumental technique, musical literacy, performance skills, and increasing
aesthetic awareness through study, rehearsal, and performance of a variety of high-quality orchestra literature.
These course provides students with a foundation in content and skills associated with robotics and automation,
including artificial intelligence, electronics, physics, and principles of engineering.
Spanish students focus on language aquisition and cultural awareness. Emphasis is placed on
verbal and written communication as well understanding Spanish culture.
Courses offered include the high school credit course (Digital Information Technology) which prepares students for Microsoft Certification
and the production of the Morning Show (Computer Application Business 1.)
In addition 6th grade students are offered Keyboarding to enhance their keyboarding skills.
Students with previous theatre experience and instruction continue to study acting, design, and dramatic
literature to increase the enjoyment and understanding of what is required to prepare plays for the public.
Students in this year-long course work to develop, design, and publish the Wilson Yearbook and the Wilson Newspaper/Blog/Social Media.