Jordan School District offering late start option for some students

Education

RIVERTON, Utah (ABC4 News)- Officials at Jordan School District announced a late start option for some high school students for the 2020-2021 school year.

The program will be offered to high school juniors and seniors. They will be given the option of taking two on-line courses to start school every day at 9 a.m.

“We know there are great health benefits to students when they get the proper rest,” Jordan School District Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Anthony Godfrey said. “Starting at 9 gives the students the chance to make school fit their schedule and fit their needs,” Godfrey added.

The program is designed to allow students to connect with a teacher at their school if needed, but the course will be online.

“This is going to be great for kids who have late-night work or they have other obligations–so if they need to sleep in they can and they can do class time at other times,” Victoria Johnson, teacher for Jordan School District said.

Johnson said the students can choose what subject they take. There are math, biology, and history classes available next year so far.

Transportation will not be provided to school.

Listen to the Superintendent talk in-depth about the Late Start Blended Learning Program on this week’s Jordan School District podcast The Supercast.”

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