Homework Center is meant to provide additional support for 5th – 8th grade students. The program is held from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. This program is designed to provide students with additional organizational and academic support. It will be a supervised time for students to complete their homework with the active assistance of a teacher.
Homework Center is not for everyone. Students will be expected to work in a quiet, collaborative, cooperative, and structured setting. The offering is designed for those looking for additional support, this is not a substitute for extracurricular activities or socialization time.
Parent and staff communication plays a significant role in the program’s success. Parents are encouraged to share concerns about their child’s study habits and challenges and Homework Center staff will provide regular feedback to parents about their observations and suggestions. Some students may need help with a specific homework assignment, some may need help with time management and study skills strategies, and some just need a quiet place and structured setting to get their work done.
One of our goals is for students to complete most, if not all, of their homework so they can pursue other interests including enjoying quality family time. We absolutely believe in the need for children to be children, to enjoy free and unstructured play, and have “down time.” With this in mind, Homework Center will include meaningful work time as well as several “brain breaks” during the 2-hour time frame.
Registration & Fees
Students may attend Homework Center one, two, or three days a week, however in order to maintain a high quality program and low teacher to student ratio, parents are required to pre-register their child/children in advance of the upcoming week. Since space is limited pre-registration forms must be submitted by Thursday at 5:00 pm (the week prior) and parents will be notified of space availability by Friday at 5:00 pm. The Homework Center fee is $5 per day, per student. The registration form is available below. Once your child is registered a representative from St. Michael’s Country Day School will contact you to complete payment.
Waiting List / Cancellation
If necessary, there will be a waiting list. Cancellation for Homework Center must be received at least 24-hours in advance. Parents can notify Mollie Williams of any cancellations through email or calling 401-849-5970 ext 308.
Students should report to the Middle School Library after they have packed up their belongings at dismissal time. In order to get the most out of this program, students need to remain at Homework Center until 5 pm. Pick up will be at the Rhode Island Avenue entrance of the school.