All students enrolled in Behind-the-Wheel driver’s education must pay a $100.00 fee due at registration plus the Secretary of State permit fee of $20.00 due on the first day of class. Students will fill out the permit application on the first day of class.
The goal of Driver Education in the high school is the development of traffic citizens who will be competent and responsible users of the highway transportation system.
Driver Education is a two-phase program: classroom (which is required for graduation) and behind the wheel. The behind the wheel phase is not required, but is offered to any student who desires to take this phase of the program. The classroom work stresses safety and attitudes for safe driving. A student must have a minimum of 30 clock hours to receive credit. The behind the wheel phase teaches safety and competent driving practices in actual on the street situations. A student must have 6 clock hours in order to receive credit. Students who take the classroom phase previous to the behind the wheel phase should plan to finish both parts within one year.
Semesters: 1-2 periods per week
Credit: None State of IL requirements to obtain permit
Prerequisite: 15 years of age; pass 8 classes in the previous two semesters
Students must be 15 years of age to obtain a driver’s permit. Where there is a limitation created by a lack of facilities or staff, enrollment priority is established based on the age of the student. A student may have to wait until the semester they turn 16 in order to enroll for the course. Driver education is also offered in the summer session.