Essay On Why High School Should Start Later

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Buzz, buzz, buzz! Knock, knock, knock! Something all high schoolers hear around 6:00 in the morning on a school day. For most high schoolers, it is a difficult time to wake up, since last night they spent all night watching class videos for Pre-Calculus, studying for their test for AP World History test, and finally falling asleep at midnight. Now Irondale students head to school looking and feeling like they are part of the cast of The Walking Dead from all the sleep deprivation. According to the National Sleep Foundation, teens need on average 8 to 10 hours of sleep. (National Sleep Foundation) Students at Irondale High School however, are losing those essential sleep hours due to start time and other requirements for high schoolers, such as homework, and extracurricular activities. Taking a survey of Irondale students, an average student gets about 6 hours of sleep. This is something that is unacceptable and the school board needs to address this. To solve this issue of high school students not getting enough sleep, Irondale High School should start at a later start time, so that students can get the sleep they need.
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If Irondale students are able to get more sleep it will better improve their health, ability to focus and excel in school, and attendance. There are concerns that changing the start time will affect the other Mounds View School District’s with having to change school bus schedules, release times, and extracurricular activities, but once those changes are made the positives will outweigh the negatives. There are many other success stories, and data that state that moving the start time to from 7:25 to 8:25 will help students. To help this cause, the Irondale community must contact the School Board to propose this offer. Help save the students from feeling like zombies, help the insomniac

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