School Start &

Dismissal Times

Phase I--Task Force: February 2014-December 2014
Phase II--New Work: January 2015-December 2015
Phase III--Community Involvement: January 2016-February 2016
Phase IV--Board Requested Options: March 2016-Present

Home Start & Dismissal Time Resources Task Force Members Start & Dismissal Community Surveys

Superintendent's Proposed Models for 2017 Start Times
Model Proposed in April 2016 (Following New BOE Request)
Model Proposed in December 2015
Task Force Conclusions
School Start & Dismissal Times Task Force Study: Execuitve Summary
Task Force Start Time Options with Cost Estimates

After-School Activities & Sports
Before & After-School Care
Definition of Terms

Frequently Asked Questions

Upcoming Events

Start Time Stakeholder Survey

The AACPS School Start Times Task Force accepted public input and comments on the four start time options provided to the Board through November 30, 2014. Through this feedback, the Task Force asked Stakeholders (Parents, Students, AACPS Employees, Community Members, and “Other”) to indicate their preferred start time option(s) from the following six choices:

  • Option A: High schools begin at 8:30AM; middle schools begin at 9:30AM; and elementary schools begin between 7:50AM and 9:15AM.
  • Option B: High schools begin at 9:15AM; middle schools begin between 8:20-8:30AM (with one middle school beginning at 9:00AM); and elementary schools begin between 7:40AM and 9:15AM.
  • Option C: All schools shift 30 minutes later than current start times.
  • Option D: All schools shift 30 minutes later than current start times with a late-start hybrid learning option for some high school students.
  • I want later school start times, but none of these options are acceptable.
  • I do not want to change school start times.

The Task Force accepted public input through November 30, 2014 and received 2,136 responses. To see the results of this survey, click here.

School Start Times Task Force   |   Anne Arundel County Public Schools   |   410-222-5000

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