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Homework Guidelines

Rancho Cotate High School has developed guidelines for a schoolwide homework policy in order to clarify general expectations for students, parents, and teachers. Each teacher will develop a classroom homework policy based on the following guidelines in the fall.
Homework is an important part of each student's educational program. It provides a means of teaching necessary skills of independent study and learning outside the classroom. It helps to promote good study habits and encourages students to share classroom experiences with parents.

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Other reasons for homework:

  • To build interest in reading and learning.
  • To increase learning.
  • To establish self-discipline and independent study skills.
  • To encourage parent awareness of student learning.
  • To make up work due to an absence.
  • To provide an opportunity to pursue special interest of ability areas.
  • To complete work started in class.
  • To expand and/or enrich regular class work.

For Students

It is important to develop good study habits at school and at home.

  • Be sure you understand the assignment, and ask your teacher if you need help understanding the assignment.
  • Set aside a regular time to do homework.
  • Study in a quiet place.
  • Complete your work and hand it in when it is due.
  • Do your best on each assignment.

For Parents

Parents can support a child's interest in lifelong learning by providing an environment at home in which homework is a high priority:

  • Provide a quiet, well-lighted place for the student to do homework.
  • Help the student budget time so that a regular schedule for study is set up. Take an active interest in what the student is doing at school. Ask for an explanation of a particular assignment. Make constructive suggestions, but avoid severe criticism and undue pressure. A positive attitude by parents will encourage the student to do the best work possible.
  • Encourage and guide your child with assigned homework. Under no circumstances should you actually do the work for your child.
  • Regular school attendance is important for your child's continued academic growth.
  • Consult your child's teacher as soon as problems arise.
  • Let your child take full responsibility for doing his/her homework and getting it to school on time, including accepting the consequences of not getting it to school on time.