Homework is defined as written or non-written tasks that are assigned by teachers to be completed by students outside of the classroom. The purposes of homework are:
- To practice newly taught skills.
- To conduct research and/or complete various projects.
- To prepare for upcoming discussions, lessons, and/or assessments.
- To develop independent study habits.
Appropriate time allotments for the elementary grades, inclusive of independent reading, are:
- In grade K, up to 15 minutes of homework 2-3 days per week.
- In grades 1-2, up to 15 minutes of homework 2-3 days per week.
- In grades 3-4, up to 30 minutes of homework 3-4 days per week.
- In grade 5, up to 40 minutes of homework 4 days per week.
The time allotment for the middle school grades, inclusive of reading assignments, is up to 60 minutes of homework 4-5 days per week. Based on course selection, seventh and eighth grade students may be assigned up to 80 minutes of homework 4-5 days per week.
Homework assignments will vary dependent upon the level and type of course. The homework expectations for each course at the high school will be given to all students during the first week that each course begins. Expectations may be provided in the course syllabus.
ADOPTED: April 5, 1999
REVISED: December 18, 2017