Homework is an important part of the learning process and takes a different form and purpose per content area. When homework is done accurately and in a timely manner, it can increase understanding of concepts, strengthen skills, and improve achievement. Homework is only assigned when it is critical for student understanding or allows students to practice skills that build throughout the year. Homework will not count for more than 5% of a student’s grade for the quarter. Teachers strive to limit the assigning of homework over long weekends and holiday breaks.
Weekly Homework Rotation
English Language Arts
- 100 minutes per week (Daily Reading)
- Up to additional 30 minutes per week
- Up to 100 minutes per week for Daily Homework
Science, Social Studies & Creative Arts
- Up to 30 minutes per week for Daily Homework
- Family Discretion
Academic teams & grade-level content areas coordinate with each other to help reduce the impact homework has on our students’ home life. For example, scheduling tests, major projects, etc. should be done in such a way that a student does not spend more than 45-60 minutes per night on schoolwork.
Note: Studying is considered part of the total HW minutes for the week.