Driver Education Overview
Driver education is a semester long course and graduation requirement. Through classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel experience, students will learn how to operate vehicles safely. Students must successfully pass a minimum of 8 classes during their previous two semesters prior to enrolling in a driver education course. Driver education has two components:
- The classroom component which must consist of at least 30 hours of classroom instruction.
- The behind-the-wheel component which must consist of at least six hours of an actual driving experience accompanied by a certified instructor and six hours of observing a peer driver.
- In addition to these state requirements, the Secretary of State’s Office requires students to complete an additional 50 hours of driving experience with another licensed driver of at least 21 years of age and have had their license for a minimum of one year.
When a student is enrolled in the Driver Education program, they are required to pay two separate fees. The first is $20 for the driving permit and the check must be made out to the "Secretary of State." The second is the district fee of $350 and checks should be made out to "Metea Valley High School."