A Driver Education course is offered four times during the year, namely, fall, winter, spring and early summer. Each course consists of 30 hours of classroom instruction and 8 hours of behind-the wheel driving. In addition, students will have observation time in the car when accompanying other student drivers. Therefore, there may be multiple students in the car at one time.
Classes are held after school for approximately four weeks. The instructors will inform students of the length of the class periods.
By state law, a student may not enroll in the classroom or driving sessions before his sixteenth birthday. Student must be 16 years old before being allowed in the class or behind the wheel with and instructor. Driving periods will be scheduled for after school hours and on weekends. We try to accommodate students who have jobs or participate in athletic programs.
Prior to completion of his behind-the-wheel training, the student is expected to have paid the total course fee of $470. When the classroom and behind-the-wheel portions of the course have been completed, the student will be issued his ss-1 form. He can then go to the DMV and take the vision and computer portion of the test and schedule the driving portion. Student must provide a car for their test. Driver Education vehicles may not be used for the test.
As part of the state laws regarding driver education enacted Aug. 1st, 2008, parents must attend a 2 hour evening class with their student. There will be one date per class session. If a parent is unable to attend the date for that session, they may attend a date in another session.
2019/2020 Parent class meeting dates are being held, Sept 30, Jan 7th, March 2nd, and May 14th at 7:00 PM at Xavier High School.
This requirement must be complete prior to the issuing of final paperwork.
In order to continue to provide our students with the same quality of Driver Education program that has been in existence at Xavier since 1965, Xavier has leased two Driver Education cars from Middletown Nissan. Our leasing costs are relatively low. Xavier is very grateful for their willingness to help our program continue at the lowest possible price to our students.
Because of the leasing cost and increased gas prices, the cost of the course is $470, which is still lower than that of most commercial driving schools. A $235 deposit (checks made out to Xavier High School) must accompany the registration form when it is returned to the business office. Final payment of $235 will be due before the student finishes his 8 hours of behind-the-wheel driving.
Any questions see Mr. Magner in Guidance.