Research shows little evidence that the amount of homework assigned equates to the amount learned. Research does suggest, however, that too much homework has negative effects: not enough sleep, reduced retention levels, avoidance behaviors, and an experience of learning as a burden. That's why Bay's rotating block schedule and our academic calendar are specifically designed to ensure students spend more time and accomplish more work in the classroom.
Ninth grade students may expect 1.5 hours of homework per week in most courses and 2 hours per week for their Humanities course. Older students are typically assigned 2 hours of homework per week in most courses, and 2.5 hours per week for courses that carry a Humanities designation. Honors courses require more homework: 1 hour per class meeting, for a total of 3 hours per week for most courses.