JJHS Homework Policy
Homework is part of the District's instructional program and has the overarching goal of increasing student achievement. Homework is assigned to further a student's educational development and is an application or adaptation of a classroom experience. With these principles in mind, homework completion is essential in the process of showing proficiency on the covered academic standards. Therefore, it is expected that all assigned homework will be completed by the predetermined due date. In the event that an assignment is incomplete, students will be given the opportunity to complete the work for full credit in study hall, which can extend past the regular school day during the offered 11th hour program. If the assignment is not completed on the day that it is due, the student will be given the opportunity to earn 75% of the credit earned if the assignment is submitted the following day during that class period. After two or more days late and up to the day before a unit's completion/final assessment, students may earn 50% of the assignment's credit. However, at times, there may not be a possibility of completing the exact assignment for credit; therefore, other opportunities for a student to show proficiency on a topic may be afforded to a student based on a teacher's discretion. In addition, any form of a summative assessment (ex. final project, end of unit assessment, end of unit paper) will not be a component of the homework policy. If a student turns in a late summative assessment, the teacher will use their discretion regarding credit for the student’s grade. A student will be given the opportunity to attend 9th hour if they do not have a summative completed the day it is due.