Research & Endorsements

Prior to the 1960’s, most schools started at 8:30 or 9am.  Increased movement of individuals to suburban areas, along with rising gas and transportation costs lead to school districts initiating “tiered” start times to allow for fewer school buses.  

Significant research has been done in the past few decades, showing that this shift has resulted in most American adolescents being sleep deprived, leading to a multitude of health and public health issues.  

The CDC, AAP, APA, and NEA, along with countless other organizations have recommended that no Middle of High Schools start classes prior to 8:30am.