Homework provides an important connection between home and school and allows students to practice what they have learned in class. Homework is given because it teaches responsibility and independence; helps students develop positive study habits; prepares students for upcoming lessons; and reinforces what has been learned in class. We don’t consider the homework plan to be too onerous for the students. Please let us know if you or your child have a different perception of our homework plan. We will be happy to meet with you to discuss it.
In general, the following description and schedule is based on teachers’ agreements and students’ needs. Remember students are offered a working lunch period everyday where they can choose to complete homework assignments. If you would like your child to not participate in working lunch, please let your child’s advisor know.
General homework expectations:
Math: Up to 30 minutes per night, three times a week (generally Mon – Wed); they may stop after 30 minutes. Eighth graders doing accelerated algebra may have more
Ind & Soc: 6th and 7th grades: 30 minutes per week; 8th grade: 60 minutes per week (generally assigned on Wednesdays)
Spanish: None for 6th grade. 7th and 8th grade: 25 minutes per week (generally assigned on Thursdays)
English: Reading and/or writing up to 60 minutes per week (generally assigned on Mondays)
Science: During Science Fair only, usually 30 – 60 minutes per week, depending on the project
Specialists may have occasional homework, ie:
Art: Acting for the Play – line memorization
PE: Sports teams – after school games