New School Start Times for 2019-2020 School Year

Important Information from Volusia County Schools
Grade Level Bell Schedule Early Release
Elementary (K-5) 7:50am - 2:30pm 7:50am - 1:30pm

Elementary (K-5)

  • ESE Pre-K Partial Day AM
  • ESE Pre-K Partial Day PM

7:50am - 10:20am
12:00pm - 2:30pm


7:50am - 9:50am

11:30am - 1:30pm

Elementary Plus One

  • Edith I. Starke
  • Holly Hill School (K-8)
  • Palm Terrace
  • Turie T. Small
  • Westside
7:50am - 3:00pm 7:50am - 2:00pm
Middle (6-8) 9:30am - 4:15pm 9:30am - 3:15pm
High (9-12) 8:30am - 3:30pm 8:30am - 2:30pm
T. Dewitt Taylor Middle-High (6-12) 8:30am - 3:30pm 8:30am - 2:30pm

Alternative Education (6-12)

  • Highbanks Learning Center
  • Riverview Learning Center
8:00am - 1:40pm 8:00am - 12:40pm
Burns Science and Technology Charter (K-8) 7:45am - 3:00pm 7:45am - 2:00pm
Chiles Academy (6-12) 8:30am - 2:30pm  
Easter Seals Charter - Daytona (Pre-K) 7:50am - 2:30pm 7:50am - 1:30pm
Easter Seals Charter - DeLand (Pre-K) 7:50am - 2:30pm 7:50am - 1:30pm
Ivy Hawn Charter (K-8) 7:50am - 3:00pm 7:50am - 2:00pm
Reading Edge Academy (K-5) 7:50am - 2:30pm 7:50am - 1:30pm
Samsula Academy 7:50am - 2:30pm 7:50am - 1:30pm

School bus transportation is not provided for the following locations:

AMI Kids PACE Center for Girls
Department of Juvenile Justice Richard Milburn Academy East
Halifax Behavioral Services Richard Milburn Academy West
Legacy Scholars Samsula Academy (K-5)



  • These times will be effective in August 2019, for the start of the 2019-20 school year.
  • The School Board developed this schedule by modifying the start time committee's option #1 after reviewing the results of the survey.
  • Some options being considered are morning tutoring and offering more clubs for middle schools to help families transition to the later start time.