Homework is an integral part of the da Vinci program. Each da Vinci teacher provides students and parents with specific homework expectations. Homework is expected to be turned in by the due date, and generally is not accepted late.
It is important that students attend school on a daily basis. They should arrive at the school no earlier than 8:30 AM. Hallways/classrooms are open at 8:40 AM. Classes begin at 8:55 AM, and students are dismissed at 8:32 PM.
Computerized grade reports are sent home every three weeks for parents to examine and sign. Report cards are issued at the end of each12-week grading period. Parents are encouraged to contact da Vinci staff members at home or at school if additional information or a conference is desired.
The discipline expectations for da Vinci students can be characterized as "structured but fair." Students and parents are informed about the da Vinci staff's expectations and consequences at the beginning of the school year. By working together with students and parents, the da Vinci staff believes that a positive learning environment can be developed and maintained.
Parent participation in the da Vinci Middle School is an important part of the alternative school program. Parents are encouraged to visit the school, to assist in instructional activities, and to participate in the Kelly Middle Schools PTO. The school's resources are available for after-school use by parents and the community.