We encourage parents to help us enforce our homework strategies with their children. Homework is assigned specifically to reinforce classroom lessons and to help students build habits of independent studying, time management, and personal responsibility. Homework is a necessary part of a child’s education. It enables the child to do individual work, to apply the knowledge that has been acquired, to prepare for the next day’s lesson, and to instill responsibility. Assignments are developmentally appropriate for students’ levels or abilities.
Students who are enrolled in grades 1, 2 and 3 are recommended to work at least 30 minutes to 45 minutes nightly.
Students who are enrolled in grades 4, 5 and 6 are recommended to work at least 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours nightly.
Students who are enrolled in grades 7 and 8 are recommended to work at least 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours nightly.
We encourage parents to supervise and guide their children’s work to ensure completion. Parental involvement is essential in developing positive study habits. In grades 3 – 8, an assignment notebook called the St. Jerome Pride Guide is part of the required supplies. Students at all grade levels are responsible for completing all homework assigned.