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HOMEWORK EXPECTATIONS

As faculty, we believe that homework should be meaningful. Our policy is based on the premise that students should live balanced lives. We also view academic work at school and at home as a partnership between the students, parents, and faculty.  Homework is an opportunity for students to develop academic skills, demonstrate a commitment to their education, build responsibility, and develop self-discipline. Completion of assignments allows students to take advantage of class time to ask clarifying questions and broaden their understanding.

If a student is spending an inordinate amount of time on work outside of the classroom, it is imperative that s/he reach out to her/his teachers.

Faculty must identify homework assignments on LTSites as one of the following types:

  • REVIEW – practicing skills/content taught in the current or previous lesson
  • REFLECTIVE – digging deeper into a concept/skill to develop a more comprehensive understanding
  • PREVIEW – gaining insight into a new or upcoming concept/skill

Homework assignments listed on LTSites will include the following, and teachers will explicitly review the following with the students:

  • Identify the type of assignment
  • State the time expected to complete the assignment
  • State the length of written assignment when applicable

 

GRADES 6 AND 7 GRADES 8, 9, AND 10 GRADES 11 AND 12
Mathematics
10-15 minutes per night

Humanities
10-15 minutes per night, two nights per week

Science
10-15 minutes per night, two nights per week

World Language
10-15 minutes per night

Core Subjects
No more than 20 minutes per night per subject.
Core Subjects
No more than 30 minutes per night per subject.
Overall Expectation:
<15 minutes or less for each core subject assignment.

Total Time Expectation:
Average <60 minutes per night.

Overall Expectation:
<20 minutes or less for each core subject (may increase to 30 minutes per night for advanced classes).

Total Time Expectation:
Average <100 minutes per night.

Overall Expectation:
<30 minutes or less for each core subject (may increase to 40 minutes per night for advanced and IB classes).

Total Time Expectation:
Average <150 minutes per night.

 

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