Homework is defined as student-learning activities conducted outside of regular classroom hours, which extend and support classroom-learning opportunities. It is not a displacement of, or substitute for, classroom instruction. The Lancaster School District considers homework to be an essential component of a well-planned instructional program and recognizes that it serves a variety of purposes including:
- Improving student learning, performance, and achievement
- Allowing students to build a sense of responsibility for their own education
- Informing and involving parents in the educational process
- Enabling students to develop regular study habits, time management, and self-discipline basic to effective study
For specific questions regarding homework, please contact your child’s teacher or school directly. (Policy 6154)
In addition, HelpNow (www.colapublib.org) is a free service offered to students in grades 4-12 by the Los Angeles County Public Library. All that is required is an Internet connection and a County of Los Angeles Public Library Card. The program connects students with qualified tutors in real time online via a chat mode and is available in English and Spanish.