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2019 Summer Driver’s Education Program

Enrollment: The enrollment deadline is May 17, 2019. Class enrollment may be limited with priority given to incoming seniors, juniors, and sophomores respectively. Every effort will be made to guarantee upperclassmen a spot in the class. In case of high enrollment, the lottery system may be used to fill the remaining slots with incoming freshman.

Eligibility: All students residing in the USD #376 district who are 14 years old before June 3, 2019 will be eligible to enroll.

Class Dates: The course is required to meet for 30 classroom hours. The Classroom Sessions will run June 3-12 as follows. You must attend every class.

  • June 3-7 8:00-12:00
  • June 10-12 8:00-11:00

Classes will meet at Sterling Grade School unless otherwise announced. Lunch will be available following class. Assigned driving groups will drive as scheduled.

Driving Schedule: Driving Schedules will be determined by the enrollment and will be made available on or before June 3rd. Students enrolled should plan to be available to drive for one week in June or July depending upon their assigned driving group. Driving groups will begin June 3rd.

Each student will receive a minimum of 3 hours of individual instructional driving.

Each student must pass all of the driving competencies to pass the class. If more driving is needed extra time may be provided to work on driving skills.

Attendance: In order to meet state requirements for this program, attendance is mandatory. Students are not allowed to miss a class. Three tardies will result in dismissal from the class. Students who are absent or tardy and are unable to meet the attendance requirements will be dropped from the class. Students must pass the classroom competencies by June 12th. Refunds will not be given for students that are dropped from the class.

Behavior: Driving is a very serious responsibility, not a right. Students will be responsible for appropriate conduct and may be removed from the program for disruptive, inappropriate, or dangerous behavior. The instructor will determine if a student may continue in the course and under what conditions. Refunds will not be given for students removed from the class.

Grading: No student will be eligible for credit unless that student successfully completes each instructional objective both in the classroom and behind the wheel. Each student will receive a letter grade following the scale that has been established by the Board of Education. Both portions, classroom and behind the wheel, must be passed for the student to receive credit for the course. There is no test out procedure. Students who pass the course will receive 1/4 unit of credit from Sterling High School and will receive an endorsement signed by the certified instructor to apply for their Restricted Driving License or Driving License.

Cost: The cost of the course is $104. This fee is due in the office by May 21, 2019. Failure to make payment by that date may result in the loss of your class reservation. Make checks payable to Sterling High School. This covers application fees, gas, insurance, etc. This fee is non-refundable after June 3, 2019.