The development of independent study skills is an integral part of the educational process; therefore, homework is a necessary adjunct to high school. Homework assignments reinforce and extend classroom instruction by increasing understanding and retention, preparing students for class activities and discussions, and providing curriculum enrichment opportunities. Homework is a planned component of every teacher’s instructional objectives and methods and the following guidelines are provided for a better understanding of its significance:
If a student misses school and the absence is excused, it is the student’s responsibility to complete all missed assignments, quizzes, or examinations within the time prescribed in the course syllabus (one day for each day absence).
Seminar is a scheduled class with many purposes: to engage in Sustained Silent Reading (SSR); to work on homework or school tasks with teacher assistance or in small student groups; to study for quizzes or examinations; and to complete missed assignments, quizzes, or examinations. Seminar is also a time for the school to schedule assemblies and other activities that are necessary in order not to take instructional time away from academic classes. Although assemblies and other activities are scheduled at the beginning of the year, seminar can be suddenly changed on short notice for unexpected but necessary events; therefore, students should plan ahead and be prepared for changes if they occur.
The following rules apply to Seminar:
Seminar teachers may deny students the right to leave seminar if they consistently disregard seminar rules or abuse seminar privileges. Repeat offenders of seminar rules will face disciplinary consequences.