HOMEWORK AT OSOTA
At One School of the Arts we only assign purposeful homework and often times the Flipped Learning approach is a valuable tool in learning. We realize that in order to retain skills, you must practice them. Homework is given so that you can grasp the concepts that you are learning, and be able to retain them in your long-term memories. Our goal is to ensure that you are succeeding; we believe that by issuing homework, we are allowing you to meet your full potential and we are helping you continue to grow as learners.
Planners and Schoology
Schoology is our Learning Management System that connects you to your daily assignments which you can also record in your personal planner. You can access your account on your Chromebook, another computer, or via the Schoology app on your phone/ device.
Why is Homework Given?
- For Preparation: You profit most from classroom explanation and discussion when preparatory reading assignments are given.
- For Practice: Following classroom explanations and illustration, homework is given so the material will be mastered.
- For Remedial Activity: As the school year progresses, various weak points in your understanding of a subject may become evident. Therefore, homework may be given to supplement weak areas.
- For Special Projects: Book reports, compositions, special research assignments, and projects are some activities frequently the subject of attention at home.
- For Reinforcement: Homework may be expected for the purpose of reinforcement, preparation of special projects, and establishing good study habits.
When you have an excused absence, it is your responsibility to check Schoology, and make up the work missed, and your parent’s responsibility to have contacted the teacher and/or front office in writing in advance or on the day for the absences to be considered excused. You will be given 2 days to make up for each day absent. Late work, without an excused absence, will be accepted with a penalty depending on grade level.
Each teacher develops their class late work policy that is presented at the beginning of the year in their syllabus.