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4. Homework & Study Habits

Homework is a means of finding out how well the student has comprehended the day's lesson. It is also a device used to promote creativity, to spark curiosity, and to develop hidden potential in each student. All students are expected to complete and submit their homework on time. Homework usually includes both written and study work. Parents can help their children to learn good study habits by providing them with a quiet, well-lit place to work and by assisting them in effectively organizing their time (see also: assignment books). Activities on weeknights, which interfere with schoolwork, should be limited. Encourage and assist, but do not pressure or do the student's work. When your child seems to be experiencing too much difficulty in doing homework, you should contact the teacher. 

Homework is not normally assigned on weekends, given the expectation that our students will spend the weekend with their families in dedicated family time, as well as attend the Divine Services together. However, some courses, particularly at upper (high school) levels, will have homework on weekends: these include AP courses, some mathematics classes, and longer-term creative assignments. Some literary reading may also be required over the weekend period.

Each student has a homework assignment book. Approximate daily homework time suggested: 
  • Grades 1 - 2:   15 minutes to 1 hour
  • Grades 3 - 8:   1 hour to 2 hours
  • Grades 9 - 12:   2 hours or more 
Long-term projects may necessitate longer hours and/or weekends. Sufficient rest and a healthy breakfast are essential to successful school time learning. Every student is to have all requested school supplies each day. They are responsible for the care of all school textbooks and supplies. 

Daily recreational reading is recommended for each student.