• Rising 6th Grade Registration Information


    Registration Guide


    Registration Timeline

    • November 10-18 – Teacher Recommendations provided to GMS
    • November 28-December 2 – Registration Presentations at GES, MCES, FLES
      • Students will take home recommended courses and choose an elective for 6th grade
      • Options: Band, Choir, or Interest Block
      • Student and parent/guardian will review courses, sign, and return to homeroom teacher
    • November 30 – Parent Registration Information Night - GMS Forum @ 5:30
    • December 5 – AMP letters go home from elementary schools
    • December 9 – deadline to return Registration Form to homeroom teacher
    • December 16 – deadline for parent to return AMP form to elementary school
    • January – GMS Counselor will enter courses into Synergy
    • January – Course Request Verifications will be sent home for final review
    • February – Scheduling begins
    • July – Schedules will be made available to students and parents in StudentVue/ ParentVue

    Sample Schedule


    A Day


    B Day


    English 6


    English 6




    Health PE 6









    • English and Math are every day
    • Elective and Health & PE alternate A day/B day
    • Science and History alternate A day/B day
    • Students must be in same level Science & History


    6th Grade Elective Options

    Students can choose ONE of the following electives:
    Band 6 – Beginning Band
    • Full year course
    • Class introduces and develops techniques of instrument playing and music reading.
    Choir 6
    • Full year course
    • Students learn vocal techniques, ensemble techniques, and music-reading fundamentals
    Interest Block 6  
    • Rotates between Art Exploratory, World Language Exploratory, Intro to Technology, and Family and Consumer Sciences
    • One 9 weeks per class in Interest Block
    • Students are able to explore a range of electives that they can expand upon in high school


    Course Offerings

    English 6
    Regular or Advanced
    Math 6
    Math 6 regular, Pre-Algebra 6, or AMP 6 (based upon various factors)
    Science 6
    Regular or Advanced
    US History 1 (to 1865)
    Regular or Advanced
    Teachers made recommendations based on current grades, attendance, and understanding of content in middle school course. Parent can make necessary  adjustments on form that goes home.



    • Recommendation form needs to be reviewed by a parent and returned to teacher no later than December 9.
    • Pick an elective YOU want to take; not something your friend is taking. This is about you exploring something you might enjoy!
    • Work hard this year to set yourself up for success in middle school.
    • Email Mrs. Noell if you have questions: gnoell@rcps.us
      • Please do not call as this is a very busy time of year. I am able to check email much more easily while I am in between classes and schools.