Requirements

About

Homebase is a positive, safe, and respectful environment.  It is part study hall, part lunch room, and part family room. Homebase students are on-campus brothers and sisters to each other.  Personal conflicts must be resolved in a respectful manner; any and all issues should be shared with the Homebase teacher first.  The Homebase teacher is an on-campus mentor and advocate for the student.  He or she is there to help students with the following:

Academic Success
Responsibility and Respect
Character, Citizenship, and Cultural awareness and tolerance
Health (mental and physical)

Requirements
A student's enrollment at IRCHS from year to year is dependent upon his/her completion of the following each semester:

  • Completion of weekly chores
  • Attendance of Monday and Friday Homebase class
  • Conference with Homebase teacher at least once every month
  • 1 Cultural Event, 1 Government Meeting, and 10 Volunteer Hours every semester
  • Completion of a VAPA chore each year
  • Respect for all persons and property

 

Students that failed homebase last year (2020) have until 12:10 pm on Friday September 24, 2021 to make up the missing requirements and replace their homebase failures with passing grades.  

Due Dates:

FOR SENIORS, ALL HOMEBASE REQUIREMENTS DUE FRIDAY, 12/03/2021, BY 12:10PM

FOR ALL OTHER STUDENTS, REQUIREMENTS DUE FRIDAY, 12/10/2021, BY 12:10PM

Spring Date:
SPRING SEMESTER HOMEBASE REQUIREMENTS DUE FRIDAY, 5/13/2022, BY 12:10PM

Grading
Grading Percentages:
Chores=70%
Weekly Meetings (One-on-One) / Personal Development=30%
Cultural Events / Government Meetings / Volunteer Hours / VAPA Chore=MANDATORY

Grading Scale:
A, B, or F

Policies
Homebase Failure
There are a number of ways in which a student may fail Homebase including, but not limited to:

  • Violating the Homebase contract
  • Earning a letter grade of C or lower in Homebase
  • Failure to complete all of the Homebase requirements (Cultural Event,
  • Government Meeting, Volunteer Hours, and VAPA chore)

If a student fails a semester of Homebase, they are placed on probation.  If at any point a student fails Homebase for a second time, he/she will be dismissed.

Do political rallies count as government meetings?
We encourage students to be active politically, but rallies do not count as government meetings nor do they count as cultural events.  City council, zoning commission, and school board are some examples of what would count.  We want for students to see government in action with agendas, discussions, and voting. 

Can a student miss class to attend a government meeting, cultural event, or to earn volunteer hours?
No, students who miss class to fulfill a homebase requirement will be marked for an unexcused absence.  Students have an entire semester to fulfill these requirements and instructional time is critical to a student's success.