Purpose and Philosophy Homework is an integral part of the learning process and includes opportunities for students to reinforce, synthesize, and extend classroom learning. Homework should be meaningful and engaging, should purposefully support the curriculum, and should help students develop responsibility and good work habits. Homework is a natural extension of the school day and an important part of a student's educational experience. Homework should be designed to be completed independently.
- The three generally recognized types of homework are practice, preparation, and extension.
- Practice homework reinforces newly acquired skills taught in class.
- Preparation homework helps students prepare for upcoming lessons, activities, or tests.
- Extension homework provides challenging, often longer-term, opportunities for enrichment and extension that parallel class work.
- Students should be taught study techniques, including the wise scheduling of time for both daily and long-range assignments.
- Within five days of a students returned from an excused absence, the student must work out provisions for making up missed work for the teacher(s).
The principal must approve the make up of work missed during an unexcused absence after consultation with the teacher(s).