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Benefits for Students

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equal opportunity for academic success

Equal opportunity for academic success: By making the length of the school day the same for students at the same level, all students are receiving the same opportunity to learn. In the past, students at Jeffco schools received unequal amounts of instruction based on their school’s start and end times. In some cases, this added up to nearly a year difference in instructional time.

STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH

Research shows that healthy school start times result in improved student attendance, more students arriving at school on time, and improved graduation rates.

Healthcare professionals, mental health organizations, and sleep experts agree on the benefits of later start times for students. Check out these resources below: 

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