Halstrom Blog Post
Benefits of Schoolwork
School is mandatory. With school, comes a lot of homework, right? In most cases, that is correct. However, there is another way. Could a student do their homework at school instead of at home? Yes. Some schools do focus on having students complete their schoolwork at school. What are the benefits of doing assigned work at school?
Focusing on Difficult Classes
It is common for each student to excel in some classes and struggle in others. For example, Sarah loves English and history class, but she has trouble in math. Her parents have limited time to help her do math homework and they are not clear on her teacher's specific expectations. So what can she do? Ideally, if attending an alternative school, Sarah can do her work on campus. If she is having trouble with a subject, an onsite instructor or tutor can help her to ensure she is learning her material correctly. All of her questions can be answered and her assignments completed before she leaves campus. If she still needs additional practice, she can work on extra problems at home once she is confident that she is doing the work correctly.
Taking the Pressure Off of Parents
If Sarah went to a traditional school, she runs the risk of falling behind because she could struggle with difficult material without receiving additional assistance. Many schools do not offer a Guided Study during the school day and the students may struggle with difficult material by themselves or have to ask their peers for help. The other option is to find offsite tutors. This can cause frustration for parents when they need to juggle schedules and drive their children, taking additional time away from family and their day. Or parents then need to take time to help their children with their homework which can cause friction when they may not understand the subject matter themselves. Having schoolwork completed before coming home is a relief for parents.
Providing Additional Inspiration
A student can only learn so much during a class period. For example, Sarah learns in History class that Napoleon conquered most of Europe. Sarah was intrigued in her class and wants to learn more about the French Emperor. Who was he? What did he do? How did he do it? Why did he do it? Since Sarah does her schoolwork at school, she has more time after school to conduct research on Napoleon and other topics of her choice without staying up too late.
Making Room for Extracurricular Activities
Some students want to pursue interests that are not related to academics. For example, Sarah plays basketball, leads the history club, volunteers at the soup kitchen, and builds robots in her spare time. Students at traditional schools would have to balance their time between these activities, homework, and possibly even tutors. However, Sarah completes her work at school, so she does not have to sacrifice her academic performance in order to participate in these extracurricular activities.
Doing schoolwork at school gives a student more freedom away from the classroom. A student like Sarah can take advantage of that freedom to learn new things and pursue other ventures. This causes growth. With that growth, Sarah becomes a more well-rounded person as well as a better student. To learn more about a school that focuses on schoolwork, not homework, contact Halstrom Academy.