Philosophy & Purpose:
Our goal is to develop independent learners, while promoting 21st century skills.
The purpose of homework in the learning process is:
- Pre-learning – to provide an introduction to a topic or background for a more in-depth lesson
- Checking for understanding –to gain insight into student learning
- Practice – to apply skills learned in class
- Processing – to reflect on concepts that were discussed in class, think of new questions to ask, apply skills or knowledge learning, synthesize information or show that students see the big pictureHomework will be checked or graded based on its purpose.If daily academic homework routinely takes longer than 60-90 minutes of uninterrupted, on-task time, please contact your child’s teacher.If a student misses school due to an absence, work missed may be made up without penalty. It is the student’s responsibility to get work from teachers. Assignments and class work/homework missed because of absences shall be made up within a period of time equal to the same amount of time missed (p.42, Student Handbook).
- Students are accountable to complete work that is assigned to them on time.
- Deadlines are necessary for timely feedback for both the teacher and student, to assess student understanding.
- If work is turned in complete and on time the student earns no late penalty.
- If work is turned in late, credit will be earned based on teacher’s professional judgment.
- Any assignment not turned in by completion of the summative assessment or unit earns no credit.
Additional information on the district’s homework expectations can be found in the Student Handbook.