Visitacion Valley Middle School first introduced Quiet Time (QT), a stress-reduction program as an optional activity, in the spring of 2007. The program consists of two periods, 15 minutes each in the morning and afternoon, when students may choose to sit quietly or meditate.
Since starting the Quiet Time intervention, this school has achieved the following:
- 50% reduction in suspensions
- 65% reduction in truancy
- .5% increase in overall grade point average