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2024-25: School Start Times

  • On May 9, 2023, the Anchorage School Board approved changing school start times to be implemented beginning 2024-25 school year (ASD Memorandum #141), giving the District and the community additional time to plan for the adjusted start times.


    These new school start times align with students’ natural sleep patterns. We believe this alignment will improve their well-being and academic success. Research indicates students will see an increase in alertness, improved cognitive functionality, increased memory retention, improved focus in the classroom, and more. It is anticipated that attendance rates will go up and absences will go down. For our students that drive, it means they will be more rested and more alert traveling to and from our campuses. 

    Charter schools and alternative programs have different start/end times which can be reviewed here.

    For the 2024/2025 school year, school start times will look like this:

    PLC Monday Schedule   

       Start Time   

       Release Time   

    Elementary School

    9:00 a.m.

    2:30 p.m.

    High School

    9:45 a.m.

    3:15 p.m.

    Middle School

    10:30 a.m.

    4:00 p.m.

     

    Tuesday-Friday Schedule   

       Start Time   

       Release Time   

    Elementary School

    8:00 a.m.

    2:30 p.m.

    High School

    8:45 a.m.

    3:15 p.m.

    Middle School

    9:30 a.m.

    4:00 p.m.

     

FAQs

  • When are we changing school start times?

  • What are the new school start times beginning Fall 2024?

  • Why are we changing school start times?

  • Will I be able to drop my child off early before school starts?

  • How will school start times affect before and after school programs, sports and extracurricular activities?

  • What after school care options are available for families with elementary students?

  • Elementary students walking in early morning darkness?

  • What about high school students with after school jobs?

Media

School Start Meetings

Last Modified on June 13, 2024