Mission Statement

  • The mission of Prosper Independent School District is to develop and graduate motivated, academically prepared  individuals with the strength of character to make contributions to a rapidly changing society through an educational system that maintains high expectations, provides quality instruction, and establishes a safe, orderly, learning environment in the community that lives its name.

    Dr. Holly Ferguson, Superintendent
    Dr. Greg Bradley, Jeff Crownover, and Dr. Kyle Penn, Deputy Superintendents

    Prosper ISD Board of Trustees
    Bill Beavers, President
    Dena Dixon, Vice President
    Jorden Dial, Secretary
    Kelly Cavender
    Tommy Van Wolfe
    Garrett Linker
    Jim Bridges

2023-24 Prosper ISD Homework Guidelines

  • The district embraces current research that indicates a healthy, rested student with a well-rounded life outside of academics is an optimum learner. Homework is assigned based on the developmental level of the student. To this  point, homework at the elementary level is most often optional. Parents can help young learners become strong students by encouraging  a love of reading, creative play, and by exposing students to social and cultural events.  

    As students move into secondary grade levels, assigned homework must have a clear purpose and should: 

    • extend learning
    • provide practive in applying concepts presented in the classroom
    • provide opportunities for independent work
    • strengthen concept/skill development
    • provide opportunities for enrichment
    • provide evidence of student understanding

Student Guidelines

    • Practice academic integrity
    • Utilize agendas and organizers
    • Set a regular time and place to study
    • Ask for help if needed
    • Complete assignments and turn in on time
    • Take advantage of study aides, before/after school programs, and online tutorials when available
    • Balance activities such as atheletics, clubs, family responsibilities and social time
    • Understand that your selection of courses implies some expected difference in work load, such as in Honros and Advanced Placement courses

Parent Guidelines

    • Show an interest in student's studies
    • Encourage your student to organize and keep track of assignments
    • Review completed assignments with students as needed, but avoid the temptation of doing the work for them
    • Monitor and limist social and leisure screen time
    • Guide students as they choose classes and schedule activities
    • Recognize that the amount of homework time spent will vary based on a student's ability and work/study habits
    • Utilize the online parent portal to monitor the performance of your child
    • Communicate with teachers, counselors, and administrators
    • Help students understand that "daily reading" is something that should occur every day
    • Assign meaningful homework assigments
    • Communicate clear learning objectives
    • Differentiate assignments by giving comparable amounts of homework at an appropriate level of challenge for all students
    • Return homework in a timely manner and provide feedback 
    • Encourage parents to contact you with questions or concerns
    • Be respectful of other major events that may conflict with homework assignments
    • Avoid mandatory assignments over long vacation breaks and minimize weekend requirements
    • Consider the following guidelines when assigning daily homework*:
      • Grades 6-8 (60 to 80 mins)
      • Grades 9-12 (up to 2 hours)
        • * Student selection of courses implies some expected differences in workload, such as in AP and Honors classes.