Rising 6th Grade Registration

Hello future Walton families!

This page has been designed to support 5th grade students and their families with the middle school course registration process. If you have questions as you navigate through this process, please contact your elementary school counselor or your child's 2024/2025 6th grade counselor, Doug Bloor (dbloor@k12albemarle.org), for information.

Rising 6th Grade Welcome Letter

Click here to view the welcome letter that was sent to rising 6th grade families through elementary counselors.

Transition Timeline of Important Dates and Events

  • Early December 2023: Rising 6th grade transition packet is sent to elementary counselors to distribute to 5th grade students, families, and math teachers. WMS counseling website is updated with transition information.
  • January 8 - February 2, 2024: ParentPortal opens for students/families/schools to sign up for elective courses and to select a math course. Elementary counselors and math teachers assist students and families with this process.
  • February 5 - 9, 2024: Teachers and counselors review course selections and make comments on selections.
  • February 12, 2024: ParentPortal is available for parents/guardians to view only. Starting on this date, any course request changes will be completed by the student's elementary counselor.
  • April 18, 2024: 5th grade students visit WMS during the school day. Students are welcomed by administrators and counselors, WMS student ambassadors provide tours and answer questions, then the 5th grade students eat lunch in the WMS cafeteria.
  • April 25, 2024: Rising 6th grade Orientation from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. Students and families participate in an information session with our administrators, receive tours of the building from our student ambassadors, and students/families/WMS staff attend a short social at the end of the evening.
  • June 3-6, 2024: WMS administrators, counselors and ambassadors visit elementary schools to address questions and concerns about middle school and introduce the technology platforms used during middle school. Note: specific dates and times TBD with elementary schools. 
  • Open House (August, date TBD): Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and their families are welcome to attend Walton's Open House to walk through their schedule, meet their teachers, counselors, and administrators, and ask questions.


6th Grade Classes

ACPS Middle School Program Guide

  • Language Arts- Language Arts 6
  • Math 6- Two levels are available: Math 6 and Math 6 Compacted (Covers the 6th - 8th grade math curriculum to prepare for Algebra I in 7th grade). Click here for a detailed description of each level.
  • Science 6 (year-long)
  • History 6 (year-long)- United States History I to 1865
  • Health/PE (year-long)
  • Electives- Click Here for the list of elective courses available in 6th grade.

Sample Schedule

  Blue Day Gold Day
Block 1 Language Arts Language Arts
Block 2 Science History
Block 3 Math Math
Block 4 Health/PE Elective


Spanish Immersion Program

For students who participated in a Spanish Immersion program in elementary school, the following course path will be taken at Walton:

  • 6th Grade: ELA 6 (every other day) and Spanish Immersion 6 (every other day).
  • 7th Grade: ELA 7 (every other day) and Spanish Immersion 7 (every other day)
  • 8th Grade: ELA 8 (every other day) and Spanish for Fluent Speakers.
    • Spanish for Fluent Speakers is a high school credit course. Depending on performance on the STAMP test at the end of 8th grade students may earn up to 2 high school world language credits.
    • At the end of 8th grade, students will work with their counselor to determine the appropriate coursework for their high school career.

Registering in Parent Portal

Click here for directions on how to access course registration in Parent Portal.

Elementary Schools that Feed into Walton

  • Mountain View Elementary School- Some students attend Walton, others attend Burley Middle School.
  • Red Hill Elementary School- All students attend Walton.
  • Scottsville Elementary School- All students attend Walton.
  • Stone-Robinson Elementary School- Some students attend Walton, others attend Burley Middle School.