Many high school students complain about lack of sleep and are tired throughout the day. Starting next year, students of the three Dearborn, Michigan, high schools will be able to opt for a later start time to their day, according to The Detroit News.
This fall, 10th-, 11th- and 12th-graders will be given the choice of arriving to school an hour later – at 8:25 a.m. instead of 7:20 a.m. As a result, they will get out at 3:20 p.m. rather than 2:15 p.m. School officials are hoping this will boost attendance, grades and the moods of students, the media outlet reports.
According to the local CBS News, some parents do not think this will prepare them for the real world, as they will not be able to choose what time they can wake up.
"You wanna wake ‘em up a little early so that they know how it is, how it's gonna be walking up earlier in the future, waking up early to go to work," parent Amira Sultan told the news source. "They have a little responsibility on themselves."