Most parents have questions about driver education. We'll answer some of them here.
WHAT IS SEGMENT 1?
Segment 1 driver education is offered before the driver begins supervised driving. It requires a minimum of 24 hours of classroom instruction, a minimum of six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction, and a minimum of four hours of observation time in a training vehicle. Before beginning Segment 1, a teen must be 14 years, 8 months of age and have parent/guardian permission.
WHAT IS SEGMENT 2?
Segment 2 driver education is offered after the driver has held a valid Level 1 License for at least three continuous months and has acquired 30 hours of driving experience time including a minimum of two hours of night driving. Segment 2 includes a minimum of six hours of classroom instruction.
HOW MUCH DOES DRIVER EDUCATION COST?
Our fee for Segment 1 is $310
All materials are provided
No hidden fees
No fuel surcharges
No exam retake fee
Support for students with learning challenges at no additional cost
Our fee for Segment 2 is $50
6 hours of classroom instruction
Administration of State Examination
CAN I MAKE PAYMENTS?
We require full payment on the first day of class. We do occasionally make exceptions and work out a payment plan for those in need. In that case, half of the Segment 1 fee ($155) is required on the first day of class and the remainder is due by the last day of class or the last drive, whichever comes first.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS?
For Segment 1, students must bring:
a parent or guardian
$310 in cash, money order or credit card (+3% fee)
For Segment 2, students must bring:
Level 1 license
Driving log with all hours added up (30 hours of driving, 2 of which must be at night). This can be in electronic format (on a device)
$50 in cash or credit card (+3% fee)
MY CHILD HAS SPECIAL NEEDS. WHAT ACCOMMODATIONS WILL BE PROVIDED DURING DRIVER EDUCATION?
Mr. Freed is a special education teacher and he understands how to work with students who have special needs. We will do our best to provide the same accommodations that students receive in school - which may include reading tests - at no additional charge.