Homework-Overview-v3a Home Work Policy

MHV students are expected to do homework on a daily basis. In general, students are given between one and two hours worth of work. Homework is a very important part of learning. First, students are able to practice skills taught in the classroom. (You don’t learn how to ride a bike without practice.) Students demonstrate what they learned and teachers discover what areas need to be reviewed. While doing homework, students are also developing the study habits necessary to succeed in college and in the work force. Homework is not an option and missing homework may result in detention. We expect children to do their homework daily and parents to check that homework is done daily. We must all support our students to ensure that they can achieve their goals.

Some good homework tips include:

  • Pick a specific area for homework and studying with no distractions
  • Select a regular time for doing homework. That means–no phone calls or television.
  • Review the notes you took in class earlier that day
  • Have all your material available in your “HW spot”, like a dictionary, paper, pens, textbooks, etc
  • Be organized and manage your time properly with your agenda books

Homework is an important part of the instructional program and reinforces learning. It serves as a means for clarifying and reviewing material learned in class, for creating experiences of in-depth study and a means of assessing student learning.

  • Homework will be assigned on a nightly basis.
  • All homework should be logged in the student’s agenda book and signed nightly by their parent(s)/guardian(s).
  • Homework is expected to be submitted when it is due, unless occupied by a note with a valid excuse from parent/guardian.
  • Homework should be neat, clearly written, and complete.
  • If a homework assignment is not completed, the student will receive a stamp in their agenda book. Students that consistently miss homework will serve lunch detention.
  • Homework must be in student’s own words. Plagiarized work will not be accepted.
  • Failure to complete HW assignments will result in after school detention

Grading Policy-Grades are given to mark the student’s achievement in academic subjects. The achievement mark is based upon the mastery of material covered in class. Grades are determined as follows:


  • 50%- tasks, projects, tests
  • 25%- quizzes
  • 15%- homework
  • 10% – participation and behavior

High School:                                                              

  • 70%- projects, tests, quizzes
  • 10%- homework
  • 20% – participation and class work