I remember in Elementary School, we went to school at 8:45. I would wake up at 8:00, eat, and go to school. I was so happy in Elementary School. Ever since Middle School, I have been tired all through shcool.
When i started football in seventh grade I would go to practice right after school until 5:00 or 6:00. I would get home and eat at 7:00. After I ate I would do my homework and go to bed at 9:30 or10:00.
This schedual wasn't so bad until I got into high school. This is when I started to sleep in class. My grades droped from A's and B's to B's and C's. I have read on the internet that kids that start high school later than 7:30 or 8:00 have better grades than the students from the schools that start at 7:30 or 8:00.
Now, I am a sophamor, still the same schedual, still the same grades, and I sleep first, second, and third hour.
The statistics I read on the internet showed that the students that started High School later didn't take as many in school naps as thestudents that started at 7:30 or 8:00. If we started school later, I really feel it would raise the grades, attitudes, and "heads" of students at my school.
There is only one negative, I can think of to this solution. Most high school students work after school. I dont really think it would make that big of a differance if we got out onehour later. All that would mean to the students that work is that they would have to work anextra hour or just get paid less. Teens have all their lives to work. I would rather not waste my youth with working all the time. I think they would be much more happy with going to school an hour later.