English III, block 3
14 September 2015
High School Start Time
Ding! Ding! Ding! My alarm is going off at 6:30 in the morning on a school day. NO!! Five more minutes, please! I dread waking up early for school because I love my sleep and I do not get enough of it, as most teens don’t either. I believe high schools should start at a later time.
As a result of a later start time, many students could improve their grades. Morning classes are a struggle for many teens to perform their best in, causing them to get low grades. But with a later start time, teens would be more likely to stay awake and focused during class because they are well-rested. Also, having more time in the morning before school means they could have time to study for a test and/or eat breakfast. When we had a two-hour delay, I was able to study for a test before school because it was easier for me to get up, which allowed me extra time to get ready. If high schools would start at a later time, then many teens could improve their grades by having more time in the morning to study and to eat a healthy breakfast. …show more content…
But if high school started at a later time, then a student-athlete would not have to worry about getting home late at night from a game and trying to finish all of their homework with only getting some sleep. Also if high school would start later in the morning, then students would not have to miss class due to a doctor’s appointment. They could get their appointment done with before the school day even
According to “Should Schools Start Later?” by Junior Scholastic, “A later start, say opponents, also interferes with some teens part time jobs” (Scholastic 21). If schools start later, it would interfere with the teens work schedule. This would then cause the teens to be early on their shift and mess up a lot of people, which could result in them getting fired from their job. If schools stayed to the usual time schedule it would not cause any mix ups or confusion.
The time a high school starts can influence the education, habits, and health of its students. Many people believe that starting the school day later will have the most beneficial effect on learners. However, assuming the length of the school day stays the same, then an earlier start time would actually be a better choice. The benefits of an earlier start time begin with a plethora of after-school activities.
On these days, the extra hour helps me to trudge through the school day and the long hours of activities I have afterward with some energy left to spare. If one hour keeps me energized throughout the day, then imagine an extra hour on school mornings everyday. For this reason, implementing a later start and end time in high schools across the country will not only benefit students mentally but also
If the schools started later in the day absences would drop. Students being late is a big problem in their grades. Kids wake up early in the morning because sometimes their schools start early. When they wake up early in the morning their body still says that it is time to sleep. If we have classes that are later than kids will attend school more and get more sleep.
Should Schools Have Later Start Times? It is the beginning of the school day and eyes are drooping because of the lack of sleep. The National Sleep Foundation says, “The roots of the problem include poor teen sleep habits that do not allow for enough hours of quality sleep... and a clash between societal demands, such as early school start times” (1). Could this problem be solved already if school start times were later?
If high school students were to go to school one hour later, than elementary students would have to go to school one hour earlier. This would cause a problem for students who watch their younger siblings after school because they would get out one hour later.
Did you know that most car accidents involving teenagers happen in the morning? Part of the blame for these accidents is the fact that teenagers have to get up too early for school. I think the school start time should start one hour later than it currently does. If school start times were an hour later than the current start time then students can increase test scores, prevent morning driving accidents of teenagers, and have less absences at school.
Would you want a student going to class half asleep? Lots of kids don't do well in school because they are not very well rested, and starting school later in the day could prevent that from happening. Health could be at risk if kids went to school too early because they wouldn’t have enough time to sleep which would most likely disturb their immune system. If schools started later, than more kids would show up and they would be more attentive which would lead to better grades. I believe schools should start later in the day because it gives kids more time to sleep, helps adolescents perform academically better, and can improve a youth’s health.
School should start later for students. Not having enough sleep can cause long-term health problems. The average teenager gets at minimum 5-6 hours of sleep, including me. Because of this problem schools need to start later so health isn't such a bad problem as well as other issues.
Starting school later helps older kids focus more. “I find that delaying school start times by one hour, from roughly 7:30 to 8:30, increases standardized test scores by at least 2 percentile points in math and 1 percentile point in reading.” This shows that school starting later helps in diffrent classes, and impacts students grades which will help them get into colleges. “Waking up earlier has cardiovascular problems, and diabetes; reduced immunity; depression; anxiety; suicidal ideation; and potential impacts on brain development.” That is not good for teens too go through and that is what our world is struggling with now
Imagine you're in highschool your sleeping about to wake up but you give yourself minutes and before you know it you missed the bus. For high schoolers that's real they have the earliest start of middle school and elementary school. Many students have reported that they have fallen asleep in school. Because the lack of sleep they get a lot of their school start before 8:00 am. But if they changed all the schools time maybe high schoolers can finally get some shut eye.
Most high school students get up for school around six o 'clock in the morning. Some kids get up even earlier than that so they are ready when the school bus comes. Not only should the start time for school change because the students would like it because they get to sleep in. It should change because it benefits the students well being and health too. If you are a morning person good for you.