Evergreen Community Charter School promotes an academically challenging program, with the goal of encouraging our students to take responsibility for their own learning in many ways. Students at Evergreen are expected to apply themselves consistently to achieve their best efforts in all areas. Homework will be assigned at every grade level to provide reinforcement of the daily academic skills taught in the classroom. The quantity and frequency of home assignments will vary depending upon developmental levels, as will consequences for non-completion. All students are expected to read nightly at home, and generally ten minutes of homework per grade level is considered appropriate. For example, a second grader may expect twenty minutes of homework, while an eighth grader should expect eighty minutes of homework four nights per week. Homework assignments are expected to be completed and turned in on time. Teachers will differentiate homework to accommodate the needs of students with varying abilities, and the Individual Educational Plans of students with special needs. In addition to regular homework, students may need to put in additional time to prepare for tests or to complete independent projects.
Each classroom has a homework communication system, consisting of a student planner or a folder. Parents are expected to monitor and sign off on homework assignments.