What are the expectations for homework and reading assignments?

Homework is an essential part of education. It prepares students for high school and college, and for entry into the working world upon graduation. It also helps to develop a strong work ethic and personal organizational skills. Homework is an opportunity to review what is taught in the classroom, and to acquire background material.

Reading is an important part of the TPCA culture. We encourage our children to read, or be read to, at least three times per week, and preferably every day. We believe that becoming a competent reader is critical to being a good student, and a first step to being able to explore the world.

The following chart can be used as a guideline for K–5 homework and reading expectations.

Grade L
evel
Kindergarten
First
Second
Third
Fourth
Fifth

Average Nightly Work Load (Monday through Thursday)

5–15 minutes per night, plus family reading time,starting in November

15–25 minutes, plus 20–30 minutes of family reading time

25–35 minutes

plus reading time

35–45 minutes

plus reading time

45–60 minutes

plus reading time

60–75 minutes

plus reading time

In middle school, students can expect to receive 1.5–2 hours of homework per night for an average student, and 2–3 hours per night for an advanced student.

In high school, students can expect to receive 1.5–2 hours of homework per night for an average student, and 2–3 hours per night for an advanced student.


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