Message to families
Natural Science Academy follows innovative, research-based best practices with regards to homework for elementary-age children. We do not assign homework for the sake of just having homework. Research shows that sending home busy work for elementary children does nothing to further their academic progress but does, in fact foster a negative attitude towards school. Our teachers are highly skilled education professionals and know that the "10 minutes per grade-level" rule is outdated. Our students work very hard during the day and we believe they deserve to be able to come home after a long day of learning and be with their families, play outside and enjoy the free time they have earned.
With that being said, from time to time NSA students will bring home math games to share with their parents, that allow them to practice skills, guided reading books to read at home, or unfinished assignments and project work that may extend beyond the school day. This is the developmentally appropriate approach to "homework" for elementary-age students.