is used as an extension of reinforcement of the classroom. Homework
assignments are designed by the individual teacher as needed,
may be graded as either an overnight, daily grade, or may be
used for a longer period and counted as a major grade.
Homework is given as needed in order
a. to complete assignments started in class;
b. to write or polish a writing assignment;
c. to read assignments for class discussions; and
d. to review skills and information for tests.
Whenever possible, class time is given to begin the assignment.
Depending on the length of the assignment, one or more days
may be given for completion.
Homework is also used for long term assignments
a. to enrich the learning experience;
b. to teach organization and planning skills; and
c. to accomplish special projects either individually or
Daily grades consist of homework, class work, class participation,
daily quizzes, and any other assignments so designated by
Major grades consist of major tests, folders, projects, major
writing assignments each weighted in proportion to the length
of time spent on each assignment.
At the time an assignment is made, the teacher will indicate
how the assignment is to be graded.
Make-up Work for Excused Absences
Students who have been absent will be allowed to make up
work with no penalty so long as the work is completed in a
timely manner. As a general rule, students will be allowed
one day of each day absent to complete make-up work unless
other arrangements are made with the teacher. It is the student's
responsibility to check with the teacher when he/she returns
to school. Make-up tests will be given at the convenience
of the teacher.
If a student does not complete make-up work in a timely manner,
a zero will be given for each assignment not completed.
Late Work Policy
If a student is present when the homework assignment is given
but does not complete the work on time, the following guidelines
will be followed:
It is expected that routine, overnight homework assignments
will be turned in at the beginning of the class period. A
student who was present when the assignment was given but
absent the day it was due should bring the assignment when
he/she returns to school. Other assignments, projects, and
major grades assigned as homework will be accepted up to three
days late with a ten-point penalty per day. After three days,
the teacher may assess half credit.