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Trying to roust a teen out of bed for school can be next to impossible. Some experts say there’s a good reason for that. Recent studies indicate teens need approximately nine hours of sleep a night for optimal academic performance in traditional schools. A Los Angeles television station recently reported when one school delayed it’s starting time by 30 minutes, academic performance also rose.  

Imagine what could happen if students started clases in the afternoon? That’s exactly the thinking behind Discovery Academy’s school schedule. Discovery students have the opportunity to get a good night’s rest, complete therapy sessions, and make the most of school time by beginning the school day at 3 p.m. A later start gives students a chance to attend class ready to learn. Small classes and one-on-one attention helps them succeed.