“Ameen Al-Dalli,16 years old, who will begin his junior year at Langley High School, said he has fallen asleep in class. The high-performing honors student said he has to get up at 5:30 a.m. and be at the bus stop at 6:20 to get to school for the 7:20 start time. Ameen said he aims for a bedtime of 11:30 p.m. but if he has a big test or a paper he might not go to bed until 12:30 or 1 a.m.. At most, he gets seven hours of sleep at night and usually around five or six, he said” (Reddy). This high school student stays up late for his schoolwork and is forced to get up early to get to school on time. On school nights, Ameen Al-Dalli only gets seven hours of sleep at the most. Even though Al-Dalli continues to maintains his grades, the start for
With only 15% of schools starting after 8:30, students are forced to wake up early in the morning. Some teens must wake up at 5:00 or 6:00 a.m. to get to school on time. Changes to the school schedule can cause problems but also have advantages. Pushing back the start time for schools can show improvement in students health and daily lives.
Some schools in the United States have been switching to a year round school calendar instead of the traditional school calendar. How would children in the USA feel if their school year became year round? The year round schedule dictates schools use a 45-15 schedule in which every 45 days students get a 15 day break including weekends. Unlike the traditional calendar, which includes 60 days of summer break, holidays and weekends. Students and parents won't be able to do activities or vacation together using the year round schedule. The traditional school calendar is better than the year round school schedule.
Introduction:I disagree with adding another hour of school because the students don't need to be at school all day.They need to be at home so they can rest,do other things.
For years and years there has been a lot of discussion about when a reasonable time for students to wake up and go to school should be. There are two main sides. One side believes that school should start later, and the other side believes that the school start times should not be changed. The average teenagers’ alarm for school goes off as early as 6:00 A.M. A little less than half of U.S. public schools start before 8:00 A.M. Studies show that over half of students are not getting 8 hours of sleep or more. That leads to the 33% of teenagers who are found asleep in the classroom (Owens).
I believe that the title “ More zzz’s can lead to more A’s: Seattle Schools Move Start Time for Teens”. I believe that Beaumont High School should continue with the start time that the school has. If changed there would be later due to transportation, sports schedules, and the late dismissal. The first quote is “ The Seattle school board voted in November to adopt an 8:45 a.m. start time beginning next year for all high schools and most middle schools. The second quote is “Essentially, across the board, any domain that you look at improved pretty dramatically," said Dr. Judy Owens. The third quote is “The district could not overcome parent complaints about earlier start times for elementary students, which were made necessary because of the new later times for high school students”.
Imagine a school day that had classes beginning at 10 am or later. For most kids about a century ago, this is what their school day was like. Back then schools began later in the morning in order for the students who lived on a farm to complete their work before classes began. A century ago it was not uncommon to see school beginning in the late morning or early afternoon (“why we must”). Before school would start, the students would have more time to do chores, work, or go to church (“Why we must”). Also, bus systems did not exist and most families could not afford the luxury of driving their children to school. As a result of this, the students had to walk to school which takes much more time than a bus. Later start times were common all
Educational debates are a widespread in today’s society. Currently, one of the largest debates in education is the debate of whether schools should stay with the traditional school calendar or change to a year-round calendar. The main focus of the debate is centered around the idea that using the year-round calendar will provide kids with a more consistent learning schedule, which in turn creates better grades within the school and cuts back on summer learning loss. Year-round calendar and traditional calendar are far different. Traditional school calendar provides ten weeks of summer break and year-round calendar provides a shorter summer break but more frequent breaks throughout the year. The frequent breaks provide families the
Imagine going to school being half asleep,High Schools should begin later in the day to accommodate for students to get natural sleep they need, Teenagers usually are not aware during the day due to sleep schedules. Sleep also affects the health of teens who do not get enough rest. High schools should change their schedules to help students become more advanced in school.
Typically, people enjoy receiving an extra hour of sleep, even an extra five minutes of sleep. Teens are just one group of people who enjoy sleep. Unfortunately, teens are unable to obtain the correct number of hours per night. Later school start times would be beneficial because the schools would see an impact on attendance, increased school performance, and based on several studies, students would receive the recommended amount of sleep. The psychological effects would greatly outweigh the negative effects caused by an early start time. Benefits of a later start time include, better health, improved grades and teens reaching the recommended amount of sleep per night. Downfalls of starting school later would be transportation issues, coddling
The students of this generation appear to be a bunch of lazy, depressed, unenergetic zombies, but is this entirely their fault? After a considerable amount of investigating it appears as if their lack of energy could be due to sleep deprivation resulting from early school start times. When later school times have been compared to those schools that start earlier, there are significant changes in the behaviors and results that students emit in a school environment. Schools should have a later start time that is better suited to the biological needs of adolescents as a way to aid them in achieving a higher quality education.
8th graders should remain in the middle school because the high school would get crowded. If the 8th graders leave the middle school, the middle school would only have 3 grades. Yet the high school would have 5 grades, the high school does not need an extra 200 students or so. They're wouldn't be enough room for everyone. I do not think the high schoolers
Have you ever thought about having school all year round? Students should not go to school all year round. Students should not go to school all year round because students minds would not be as clear and our health would be better off with the normal schedule.
Traditional schools are out performing year-round schools in student’s achievement. Year-round schools ended in 2011, in Salt Lake City, Utah because data showed that local traditional calendar schools had better test scores. Should students have school all year round? In United States and Canada, traditional school calendar for most schools has remained in position. (Chen, Grace). Most students, parents, and businesses are accustomed to the traditional calendar school year.
Kiddie schedule for affective disorders and schizophrenia. The "Kiddie-Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Age Children" is a semi- structured interview which combines dimensional and categorical approaches to diagnose current and past episodes of psychopathology in children and adolescents.