Over 87% of teenagers don’t get enough sleep and go to school tired. Teenagers have constant expectations to live up to, but with the amount of sleep they’re getting it can be seemingly impossible. The question has been brought up time and time again, should the school day start later? Because of the risks of not getting enough sleep, trying to keep up with their their busy schedules, and being in their adolescent years, having the school day start later would help teenagers around the world immensely.
Staying up until 1am to finish math homework and studying for that huge history test next class is pretty routine for some teens. Juggling school, sports, a social life, and other extracurriculars is tough, and teens are already in a critical period in their life. It is the time period in which teens grow and learn the most, and sets them up for a bright future. Staying healthy both mentally and physically is imperative, and sleep is probably the most important. Schools starting as early as 7am limits a teen’s potential. If schools were to start later, the benefits would be endless. Schools starting later improves both physical and mental health of students, keeps the individual and those around them safer, and improves students performance in school and sports.
Schools all around the nation have starting times for school, that are too early for the students and teachers alike. Schools starting times should be 8:30 in the morning or later, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Sleep loss has become more common in children due to early start times which only gives them 6-7 hours of sleep a night when growing children should have 8-9 hours a night. children suffer the chronic loss of sleep due to the hormonal roller coaster that you call puberty, which only lets them begin to go into a REM sleep around 10 p.m. . It’s also been proven that adolescent children suffer from highers risks of physical health problems, mental health problems, lower test scores, missing school, substance abuse, and being in a car crash due to sleep deprivation. Students end up having to get up before 6:30 to get ready and catch the bus or walk to school, but when you have to study for hours after school, eat, clean up, participate in extracurricular activities, including sports and clubs, and do chores in less than 4 hours to get the sleep they require to be healthy mentally and physically it’s almost impossible. School should start later to better our future generations, with more sleep we could have more positive members of societies.
Being a High schooler in today's society is hard, especially when you dread getting up at 6 o’clock (or earlier) every morning, and pressing snooze so many times to the point where you have to miss out on breakfast and rush to school. If school started 30 minutes to an hour later every day, it would help students in plenty of ways: alertness, better test scores, and teachers would also enjoy it because students would be more responsive. There would be some extra costs for bussing, though. Hudsonville High school should definitely look into and consider later start times, for it would benefit both the students and teachers.
Many parents and students believe that school starts too early,I agree with them school hours should be pushed back.But some may argue why would this be necessary,or what can this change affect them. This change is beneficial for the students,in many ways such as conduct,grades,and tardies that is why pushing back school one hour will help and I will tell you how.
On average a normal person get’s 6 hours and 27 minutes of sleep, that is not enough time for sleep because a healthy amount of sleep is 8-9 hours. After school sports times will change because of the later start time. People will go to sleep later and complain that they are tired. Some kid’s parents go to work early so they won’t have anyone to take them to school. I think it’s better for East Porter School Corporation if we don’t have a later start time for the 2016-2017 school
Year-round school schedule can benefit the students and the school. My opponents may believe it should not go year round because they feel it it takes away family time. I believe school should be year-round because of changes in our society, teacher and student stress reduction, and academic achievement.
Thomas Decker once said, “Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.” School. There’s a lot of things people can say about it. Mostly they’re arguments about school such as should school have trimester or semesters? Or maybe school should be year round rather than having a summer break. However, out of all those, one in particular caught my eye. Should school start later? Now me being a student myself, this was very enticing. Being able to sleep more and have a full night's rest would be delightful. I, myself, believe that school starting later would be beneficial for school and the kids going to school. It would have its pros and cons, but it would be an overall positive impact to everyone.
If only our middle school starts late, what about our elementary students how will they get to school? If school starts early what will we do about the getting out at a later time, bus costs, and the responsibility teens will have to take. This is why we should keep our current schedule
In discussions of whether or not schools should start later, one controversial issue has been that it gets in the way of parents work schedules. People who believe that it’s too much of an inconvenience claim that it’s never too soon to start getting used to an early schedule. On the other hand, those who believe schools should start later assert that it’s much better for a student's concentration and overall health. My own view is there are more benefits than negatives and we should really start to consider such a change.
I think that kids should have school Monday through Friday, because first of all if we don’t have school on Friday then schools will probably have a shorter spring break and possibly even a shorter summer break. Plus you would have to go home at five 5:00 p.m every day. You probably get less work if you if you do it Monday through Thursday and Monday through Friday would help kids who have D’s and F’s on their report card. Maybe on special days we could not have school but I just don't think it it is a good idea. Plus if we have school the whole week then parents don't have to worry about trying to take of work.
Many students complain about how early they have to get up to go to school. So many people may ask, why not change the time? They say it’ll give students more time to rest and do things they usually can’t. Nevertheless, it shouldn’t be done for various reasons like the affect the time of afterschool activities, jobs, and etc.
The later the children get out, the less time they have to hang around and make mistakes. Young people go to school tired, eat lunch, get energized, and run outside at 2:10 with way too much energy and no where constructive to put it. Classes should start at 9:25 and end at 4:10, preserving the recommended school hours. The small revision can have a huge impact on the academic and social life of the pupil. Afternoon classes and sports will run later; absolutely nothing has to be cut (despite the words of disingenuous critics) unless that is the decision of the school board. Some drivel that it doesn’t matter how you change the time, it will still be too early: they are wrong. Compared to now, the extra sleep and time remains affective and greatly
We live in an age when many growing adolescents are constantly fighting their natural body clocks. It could potentially be one of the biggest issues facing our high school systems. Many school’s across America have started to push back their school start times. Is it worth it? The answer is yes. School should start later in order to unlock our nation’s high school potential.
Everyone in America has to go to school at some point in their life. Most students in California attend school for 6 hours a day. In Adelanto,California students learn math,science language arts history, PE, and an elective during that time. Some students are struggling with this kind of schedule. I believe that students should not have an 8 hour school day to be successful.