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Sixth Grade Competencies

The following student competencies will be developed through classroom guidance lessons led by the counselor

Sixth Grade Students will:

  • Seek information and support from faculty, staff, family, and peers
  • Organize and apply academic information from a variety of sources
  • Use knowledge of learning styles to positively influence school performance
  • Apply knowledge of aptitudes and interests to goal setting
  • Identify post-secondary options consistent with interests, achievement, aptitude and abilities
  • Seek co-curricular and community experiences to enhance the school experience
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the value of lifelong learning as essential to seeking, obtaining and maintaining life goals
  • Understand that school success is the preparation to make the transition from student to community member
  • Develop skills to locate, evaluate and interpret career information
  • Understand the importance of planning
  • Pursue and develop competency in areas of interest
  • Acquire employability skills such as working on a team and problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Understand the importance of responsibility, dependability, punctuality, integrity and effort in the workplace
  • Identify long- and short-term goals
  • Identify alternative ways of achieving goals
  • Develop an action plan to set and achieve realistic goals
  • Learn coping skills for managing life events