The foundation of the High Schools That Work (HSTW) philosophy is based upon the belief that improving the rigor and relevance of the curriculum and improving relationships will increase student achievement and promote citizenship. In order to achieve these goals, Buford High School is requiring homework across the curriculum.
Homework is defined as any assignment that is completed during non-classroom time. These assignments should introduce, reinforce, extend and/or enrich class work. Homework is a necessary extension of the school day and an important part of a student's educational experience. Homework encourages self-discipline, positive self-esteem and an interest in learning. Homework also promotes the Buford High School-Home-Community relationship, as parents, teachers and community supporters are involved with students in completing assignments.
Types of Homework:
Parent(s)’ /Guardian(s)' Responsibilities:
Expected Time Ranges:
Expect one-half hour (30 minutes) of homework per class each night. This is not meant to be a minimum or maximum. Individual students will need varying amounts of time to complete assignments. The complexity of honors level work may require additional time as well as summer assignments.
Expectations/or courses that do not typically assign homework: (Fine Arts, Physical Education, Vocational Education, ROTC, Special Education*, Health, Driver's Education)
Assign a minimum of two assignments/projects per semester in which students are required to do research, presentations and/or writing. These assignments should be graded and included in the overall average that the student receives for that class grade.*Assignments are dictated by IEP requirements.