New Start Times for MCPS Students (VIDEO)
When Montgomery County School students begin classes on August 31st, the bells will ring later in the morning – middle and high schools will start 20 minutes later and elementary schools will start 10 minutes later than in years past. This is in response to the scientific evidence that adolescents need more sleep as well as to parents and students who have been lobbying for later start times.
In this MyMCMedia Extra, MCPS School Board President Patricia O’Neill says making the decision to change the start times wasn’t easy.
Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, the starting and ending times for MCPS will be:
|Level||Time||Length of Day|
|High School||7:45 a.m.–2:30 p.m.||6 hours, 45 minutes|
|Middle School||8:15 a.m.–3:00 p.m.||6 hours, 45 minutes|
|Elementary School Tier 1||9:00 a.m.–3:25 p.m.||6 hours, 25 minutes|
|Elementary School Tier 2||9:25 a.m.–3:50 p.m.||6 hours, 25 minutes|