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BCHS Handbook for Students and Parents


It is school district policy to assign meaningful homework. When properly guided, homework serves to reinforce and extend formal instruction. Homework may also stimulate curiosity that may lead students to explore new areas and dimensions independently. Such assignments also:

Provide practice in developing and reinforcing skills;

Encourage students’ development of good study habits and self-initiative; and

Develop parental interest and participation in the student’s program.

Homework should never simply be an assignment that is characterized chiefly by the time it consumes. The amount of homework assigned varies with each course and will range from a total of 4 to 12 hours per week.

Making up assignments

Students are required to make up homework and all class work. In the case of excused absences, two days of completion time for each day of absence will be allowed (e.g., six days to complete assignments for a three-day absence). This provision for make-up work does not excuse students from handing in work on a previously specified due date. Students may have the privilege of teacher assistance for make-up work.

Students are required to make up tests and examinations following excused absences. Students are required to take mid-year and final examinations as scheduled. If students are legally absent from an examination, the counselor and/or the teacher will reschedule the examination according to school guidelines.


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