Any work the teacher plans or approves the student to complete outside of the regular classroom, and without their immediate and direct supervision, is homework. Homework as a vital link between home and school and can serve to unite parent, child, and teacher in the educational process. Parents can support their children by providing a structured time and specific study space for homework completion.

Essentially, there are three types of homework assignments:

  1. Practice: Following classroom explanation, illustration, and drill, practice exercises promote mastery of new material.
  2. Preparation: Preparatory homework assignments usually relate to the reading of an assignment before it is discussed in class.
  3. Extension: Extension assignments encourage the student to go beyond the work done in class. Frequently, projects and problem-solving assignments (with application of learned skills and research) are used as extension options.


  • To establish a consistent procedure for students to record homework assignments, each student is given, and expected to use and reference, the school provided planner.
  • Students are responsible to record assigned work in their planners.
  • Homework assignments may be posted in Canvas and in writing in a consistent classroom location.
  • Students whose planners are lost or unusable must purchase a new planner through the office.
Last modified: 2 August 2021


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