1. From research we know that the amount of homework a student does in elementary and middle school does not impact their academic achievement.  Academic gains from homework are found only in the high school years and they are slight.
    2. The Rhoades School has a no homework policy for weekends.  That means we do not assign homework on Friday that is due on Monday.  Also, we do not assign homework on Thursday that is due on Monday but is clearly too much to complete in one night.
    3. We believe that students should have down time to reflect, renew, think and create.  We believe that students should have at least 9 hours of sleep each night.
    4. Based on individual family situations, we encourage students to use time on the weekends to complete their homework should their weeknights be full of activities.

    Dr. McDuffie's presentation on Homework and the 21st Century Child