SRVUSD Homework Policy
In an effort to reduce student stress and respond to the evolving instructional practices, SRVUSD convened a committee of teachers, students, parents and school administrators to recommend updates to SRVUSD homework policy and regulation. The committee considered and made changes related to:
-Limiting the overall volume of homework;
-Eliminating homework over breaks;
-Developing a more effective system for communicating and implementing the policy; and
-Aligning with the Common Core State Standards and other legal requirements.
On June 23, 2015, the SRVUSD Board of Education adopted a new Homework/Make-Up Work Board Policy and Administrative Regulation. To view the Board Policy and Administrative Regulation in their entirety, scan the adjacent QR code or click on the link: www.srvusd.net/homeworkpolicy
Grade Level Guidelines High School
- TOTAL homework assignments shall be no more than 2 hours per course per week and no more than 30 minutes per night per course.
All work including weekend assignments, long-term assignments and projects that require work outside of the classroom shall be included in this time frame. Weekend homework, if assigned, shall not exceed 30 minutes per course.
- In order to coordinate due dates and balance the workload, departments will collaborate with each other and be aware of long-term projects/assignments and major tests in all curricular areas.
- Project-based assignments are designed to reinforce Common Core State Standards, promote collaboration and independent thinking. Long-term assignments and projects that require work outside of the classroom shall be limited in number and duration. Some portions of projects may be assigned as homework; however, these tasks shall not require significant assistance from parents or the purchase of materials. Long-term assignments and projects shall include clear checkpoints to monitor progress toward completion. Instruction HOMEWORK/MAKEUP WORK AR 6154(c)
- Some elective classes such as, but not limited to, drama, speech and debate, and music, will require additional time.
- Advanced Placement, Honors, and Advanced courses may require more extensive homework. These courses are exempt from other time and break restrictions as prescribed in this policy.