Driver Education Class
One quarter, (.25 credit). This course is recommended for all students between the ages of 15 and 18 years of age to comply with the state law which states that a course in Driver Education shall be given in one of the grades 9-12. Illinois State Law requires public and non-public high school students to successfully complete eight (8) courses over the previous two semesters of school work prior to eligibility for enrollment in a driver education course. Driver training schools or instructors are prohibited from providing classroom or behind the wheel instruction to students who are ineligible to take that instruction. Furthermore, state guidelines provide that a student may be dropped from the course if he/she is not attending school regularly (as determined by the school administration). A minimum of 30 hours is required in the classroom. There is a fee for the classroom (DPS 61).
No credit. State Guidelines require six (6) hours of BTW and six (6) hours of in-car observation over a six (6) week period. This course is designed to give the student practical experience in driving. A variety of learning experiences are planned for the students as they are behind the wheel of a dual-control automobile. Observation is also required as an important phase of the training with the student riding in the rear seat of the automobile as a fellow student drives. Prerequisite: To participate in Behind-The-Wheel driving, students must currently be enrolled in or have completed the classroom instruction. Each student must have in their possession a valid instruction permit, issued by the Secretary of State, when engaged in vehicle operation. Practice driving may begin with the temporary instruction permit. Students who fail the BTW phase may retake the course only once. There is a fee for the instruction permit (Secretary of State) and a fee for the BTW driving portion (DPS61). This course is offered before, during, and after school.