Since homework is an integral part of the school program, each teacher gives homework to aid students to advance in their studies. Therefore, each student is required to complete their homework assignments. Homework is given for several reasons.
- For preparation: Students profit most from classroom explanation and discussion when preparatory reading assignments are given.
- For practice: Following classroom explanation and illustration, homework is given so that the material will be mastered.
- For remedial activity: As instruction progresses, various weak points in a student’s grasp of a subject become evident. Homework following instruction may be given to overcome such difficulties.
- For special projects: Book reports, compositions, special research assignments, and projects are some of the activities that are frequently the subject of homework attention.
All homework assignments must be completed in the requested format and presented to the teacher for approval. If a student does not complete an assignment by the due date, he or she will receive a homework offense. If the homework assignment is a project or paper that is for a letter grade, it must be turned in the next day and will be marked down a full letter grade. Each consecutive day following that the homework is not done the score is lowered one full letter grade until the student receives a zero on the assignment.
All students attending Immanuel Baptist School are required to complete their homework in the required format for their grade level. These formats have been developed to help teach organization, note taking, and study skills.
Grades 1, 2, and 3 do most of their work in class and will be given a seatwork page every day to show them what pages they will do in their workbooks. They will need to keep their papers neatly in folders in their desks. Grades 1 and 2 have reading homework every night and spelling homework once a week. Students will write all homework in a steno pad that needs to signed by a parent and returned the next day.
Grades 4, 5, and 6 do most of their work on lined paper. A 3-ring binder will be provided for them.
Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 may do their homework on loose-leaf paper in a three-ring binder that is divided into six subjects, or in individual one subject spiral notebooks. English, Social Studies, and Science work must be done in the following format on page 18:
Students should get out a blank sheet of paper at the end of each class and write down the homework that is assigned in the lower right hand corner of the page. Students then need to draw a line down the middle of the page (top to bottom) and use the space on the right side of the line for taking notes on the reading portion of the homework. When the reading has been done, any homework problems or questions assigned can be answered on the back. The next day, students should take notes on the lecture portion of the class (which is over the previous night’s reading) in the column on the left side of the line. If there is any class work assigned, it will also be done on the back—below the previous night’s homework.
Report Slips and Report Cards
Report slips will be sent home every week. These report slips show the progress of the student during the past week to help the parent oversee his or her child’s education. At the end of each nine-week period, report cards are sent home.
Academic grading is on a scale of 100%.
- A+ 99 – 100
- A 94 – 98
- A- 90 – 93
- B+ 87 – 89
- B 83 – 86 D 63 – 66
- B- 80 – 82 D- 60 – 62
- C+ 77 – 79
- C 73 – 76
- C- 70 – 72
- D+ 67 – 69
- Failing 0 – 59
Student Progress Meetings
Because of the amount of parental involvement required at Immanuel Baptist School, we do not have regularly scheduled Parent/Teacher conferences. Parents are welcome to contact the administrator to set up a meeting about their student’s academic progress. If the administration deems it necessary, they may also schedule a meeting with the parents.