How much homework do high school kids get?

How much homework do high school kids get?
my son just started 9th grade and he does not get that much homework.
in 8th grade he would spend at least 2 or more hours doing homework.
I'm concerned...

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oregel

Asked by oregel at 7:28 PM on Sep. 8, 2008 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Hi, my daughter is also in the 9th grade. I was concerned as well, but after speaking with her teachers, I now know that it really just depends on the class. Sometimes she has time to work on it in class, so there really isnt alot to be done at home. Your right it is weird, I thought it would increase this year not decrease?
    simplicity_1

    Answer by simplicity_1 at 7:41 PM on Sep. 8, 2008

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  • Most of my classes in high school just gave us the work in class and we were able to do it in class. We didnt spend alot of time lecturing. It was like they stuck it in front of our face and expected us to know what to do. I would talk with the teachers though every school is defferent.
    Marah2008

    Answer by Marah2008 at 8:30 PM on Sep. 8, 2008

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  • I'm in the 10th grade.
    It really depends on what the teacher does, some believe that kids shouldn't have homework.
    I have a teacher this year who gives us optional homework, we can do it if we want or not, he says all the homework questions are on the tests he gives so it's kind of like studying.
    My school has a homework hotline. where parents can call in everynight and listen to a recording of the teachers saying what homework they assigned that night, many parents know about it though. maybe your son's school has one. you could check into it. but i did think there was a drop in homework from 8th to 9th grade. Hope this helped :]
    Jessica1991

    Answer by Jessica1991 at 9:31 PM on Sep. 8, 2008

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  • In high school, which was recently, I rarely ever had homework because I finished all of my work in class and the stuff was so easy I rarely needed to study. Most teachers, for high school students, try not to give to much homework because many student get into extracurricular activites. They don't want the two to interfere with each other. If you are worried, I would talk to his teachers. I'm sure they'd understand.
    ramita

    Answer by ramita at 9:41 PM on Sep. 8, 2008

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  • i actually had more homework in 10th grade,
    right now im in 11th and get fewer
    misty91

    Answer by misty91 at 12:02 AM on Sep. 9, 2008

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  • When did you son start school?  My daughter started last week and just started getting homework today.  I would call or e-mail his teacher and ask is there homework.  Some schools offer a homework hot line a number you can call to find out according by teacher what homework was given.  Your son should be reading every night for at least half an hour if he has homework or not. Normally I would say with studying for test, and completing homework it should take 3 hours a day

    mommiedear

    Answer by mommiedear at 12:22 AM on Sep. 9, 2008

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  • You might want to talk to one of his instructors and ask them why they are not giving him as much homework as they need to. Furthermore, you might want to consider talking to your child about asking why he or she has more free time than usual. I also checked out this incredible website called Nogginpower2. I found out some of the great reaindgs on nogginpower2, such as getting great Grades. By visiitng this website, you might help your child work hard in school and find out if he or she can get extra credit work to help them boost their grades in school. I hope this helps. good luck.
    paulacolls19715

    Answer by paulacolls19715 at 1:21 PM on Sep. 9, 2008

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  • Just keep in touch with the school and teachers. My girls go to private high school so they are up to their eyeballs in homework. As long as they have good grades and you are keeping tabs you should be fine.
    salexander

    Answer by salexander at 2:36 PM on Sep. 9, 2008

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  • I would call the school asap and set up a conference or phone or email conference with each teacher. here at our school the highschool is online and we have online access to the kids homework, attendance, and missing work if any, also their meals and menu purchases. Start communicating with the child, school vs just worrying.

    Not just how was your day? What did you do in first period? Give feedback be helpful or supportive, then ask any homework for that class? Same for each class, go through it all, don't be afraid to ask. Your not meddling. This is your child.
    massagegiftmom

    Answer by massagegiftmom at 6:58 PM on Sep. 16, 2008

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  • I thought the same thing, asked the teacher and parents in several schools around here (southeastern Penna.)....I was told that so many students don't do the work or get their parents to do the homework for them...so they moved homework time to study hall where they can be supervised
    DanaWar

    Answer by DanaWar at 2:25 AM on Sep. 26, 2008

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