Homework Policy

Homework Policy

The reading of material, the practice of skills and the reinforcement of content is critical to a student’s academic development. Work completed at home is an extension of the learning that occurs in the classroom. These assignments are the student’s responsibility and will be evaluated through performance-based assessments. Students and parents can monitor academic progress via the Genesis Parent Portal at their convenience.

Homework may include:
1. reading sections of current chapter from the textbook, 
2. writing the definitions for chapter vocabulary in your notebook,
3. completing questions from the end of the section or chapter,  
4. completing written assignments (worksheets, labs, activities, etc) started in class.
Biology homework will be assessed through in-class quizzes (for #1-3 above) and/or the grading of submitted assignments.

Long-term projects (generally 1 to 2 week duration) projects will also be assigned each marking period. Some class time will be allocated to work on the projects but most of the work will need to be completed by the student(s) outside of class time. This can be accomplished at home, in the IMC before/after school or in the classroom after school (when appointment is made with Ms. Ranney).