Plato Academy believes in a non-traditional homework approach, encouraging our families to spend time reading, playing outside or exploring the world around them. We recommend that our parents limit the screen time and instead spend time together as a family after school. Research has shown that traditional homework can lead to increased frustration and exhaustion in children, lack of family time and an increased lack of desire for learning. These negative effects go against our policy for learning. Occasionally, children will have tasks that will need to be completed at home to help contribute to classroom projects. In these instances, parent involvement is highly encouraged.