In order for a student to meet with success in school, it is imperative that he/she consistently follow up each school day with homework at home. This statement applies equally to all students whether they be grade 7, grade 12, or any grade in between.
Research has shown that the human brain has a tremendous capacity to learn if items are "fed" piece-meal (through daily classes) and reinforced through regular follow-up (homework) and review.
Assigned Homework vs Non-Assigned Homework
The amount of homework assigned on a daily basis varies from grade to grade and from course to course. However, daily homework is not confined to assigned work only, but must also include a review of other items covered in school that day. Each student must assume full responsibility for his/her homework, but will be assisted in this task by teachers and, hopefully, parents/guardians.
Time on Homework
Junior high students should spend between 1 and 1 ½ hours per night on homework for each school day of classes.Senior high students should spend a minimum of 1 ½ hours per night for each school day of classes.Tests, exams, and special projects/assignments require additional time over and above that stated above.
Homework As Part Of Evaluation
In order to encourage regular completion of homework and secondly, in order to recognize the value of homework, a mark (usually 10%) shall be assigned by each subject teacher for the following submitted marks:
■1st Testing (Jr.), 1st Testing-Semester 1 (Sr.)
■2nd Testing (Jr.), 2nd Testing-Semester 1 (Sr.)
■3rd Testing (Jr.), 1st Testing-Semester 2 (Sr.)
■4th Testing (Jr.), 2nd Testing-Semester 2 (Sr.)Class Preparedness
Students must arrive at all classes with all of the required materials (books, scribbler, pens, pencils, etc.). Except for an occasional necessity to visit a washroom, or carry out an errand, students will not normally be permitted to leave a class.