6th Grade

Clay Middle School
Counseling Services Department
Welcome to 6th Grade!

 "To do good things in the world, first you must know who you are and what gives meaning to your life."
-Paula P. Brownlee-

2017-2018 Course Requests

To view course requests, please visit our Online Course Request link.  You can access this by typing the letters 'ocr' in the white search box on any Carmel Clay Schools webpage.  The username is the same that students use to login to the network at school.  In most cases, this is the first and last name together with no spaces.  The passwork is the 9-digit student ID number.  This can be found on report cards through MyCCS.

You may  email Mrs. Naas to submit a request to change a course for the 2017-2018 school-year. 


Dates and Information

It is hard to believe that we are already beginning to prepare for the 2017-2018 school year.  We are excited for the opportunity to welcome and get to know our incoming 5th grade students.  Below is a summary of orientation activities.  These events are designed to answer questions, provide information, smooth the transition and get students excited to come to Clay Middle School.

January 11 Parent/Student Orientation 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Parent Information Night Presentation
Parent Information Night Agenda/Informational Brochure
Performing Arts Link

On January 11, parents will meet in the auditorium with administrators and counselors to learn about the 6th grade scheduling process while students meet in the gymnasium to learn more about middle school and our performing arts courses.

January 24, 2017    9:00 a.m.    Parent Coffee

Clay Middle School administrators, counselors and student services coordinators will host a coffee at Clay Middle School to answer questions and get to know our new Clay parents.

Parent Coffee Presentation
Clay Middle School FAQ
Online Course Request How-To Document

Week of January 30 Clay counselors visit elementary schools to meet with students in computer labs.

Clay Middle School counselors will visit each elementary school to speak with 5th grade students about selecting courses for 6th grade. We will walk students through the steps of the online scheduling process.  Parents should login to the course request system with their child to discuss and review course requests.  The system remains open through February 24, 2017. 

February 24, 2017   Deadline for online course selections.

After this date, parents may request changes to course selections via email to Erin Naas.  Drop/add requests will be accepted through May 19, 2017.

April 19, 2017    6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.   Clay Middle School Open House

Incoming sixth grade students and parents are invited to attend an informal open house at Clay.  They will take guided tours, learn about school clubs, and have the opportunity to ask questions about life at Clay. 

Transition Tips

The transition to Middle School is an exciting time of change and opportunity for both parents and students.  Below you will find a document outling advice and tips in making this a smooth transition.  We hope that the move to Clay Middle School will be a positive experience.

Tips for Parents on a Successful Transition to Middle School

Transition Tips for Students and Parents

6th Grade Performing Arts

Middle School Classes

Middle School Program of Studies
The Middle School Program of Studies provides a description of all courses offered at Clay.

6th Grade Elective Course Description Cheat Sheet
Read about the elective classes offered to 6th grade students (only).

World Language FAQ
Learn about Clay's exploratory world language requirements and course options.
World Language Video

STEM Video

AVID 6 Video

Mixed Media 6 Video

Digital Learning I

Advanced and Honors Placement

K-8 High High Ability Identification Handbook
Carmel Clay Schools' High Ability Identification Handbook explains our high ability mission statement and includes definitions, timelines and details regarding placement criteria.

6th Grade Advanced and Honors Placement Summary
This document summarizes frequently asked questions regarding advanced and honors placement.