DoDEA strongly supports the philosophy that homework is a necessary adjunct to school life, which serves different purposes according to the student’s grade level. The assignment of academically appropriate homework is an extension of classroom instruction and supports teacher instructional objectives. It is DoDDS policy that homework will be assigned in accordance with the needs and objectives of individual students and in support of the learning objectives of particular curricular areas. It should be recognized that "homework" will include assignments that are more than paper and pencil tasks. Assigned homework will reinforce instruction accomplished in class; it will not introduce new or unfamiliar concepts or skills. DoDDS policy recommends that the following range of hours per week for middle school students:
Grade 6: 5-6 hours per week
Grades 7-8: 7-9 hours per week
APO, AP 96278-2037
DSN Phone: 784-7256
It is the responsibility of the parents or guardians to notify the school every time a student is absent.