By Levi Livengood
Many students are anticipating the upcoming “double collaboration” schedule caused by the PSAT on Wednesday and Late-Start on Thursday. This is also followed by the students’ first Homecoming Rally of the school year on the 12th, which itself includes a special schedule. The “double collaboration” schedule is on the Sixers’ Spirit Week on October 10th-11th.
Although the PSATs allow for students to sleep longer, some are anxious because they lead into the SATs themselves. But those who don’t have to worry about the PSATs are confident that this later start will give them a good night’s rest.
“I think it’s decent because most people have more sleep time which benefits them,” says junior Alvin Thai, sharing his perspective.
Because high school entails many difficult assignments, it forces students to avoid sleeping in, potentially depriving them of necessary rest. This creates another problem, namely that sleep is essential for re-energizing the body and mind of a person, preparing them for the tasks of the day. Students who do not get the required number of hours to sleep will often under perform at school for this very reason.
Another junior, Vy Pham, enjoys this different schedule, stating that, “It’ll give [her] more time to do homework, sleep in, or hang out with friends.”
Since late-start schedules allow for students to sleep longer, they continue to be among their favorite schedules. The homecoming rally schedule will also shorten the average class time, potentially creating an environment for less schoolwork than other days.
Thai says, “I’m pretty sure collabs benefit everyone because mostly everyone needs sleep. Besides, who doesn’t like shorter school days?”