Drivers Education

Driver’s Education at Central Valley

Please contact Michelle in the main office at 701-847-2220

30 hours of Classroom at CV - Dates will be determined in the spring

Driving (Behind the wheel) -Dates will be determined in the spring

Cost is $150 ($175 for non CV Students) - money must be paid by the 1st day of classroom instruction.

RESOURCE: epermittest.com - Information for students practicing for their permits

Course Agreement of Terms and Conditions

Dear Student and Parent,

Welcome to the Central Valley High School Driver and Traffic Safety Education Program. To be effective, this will not be the “Easy School of Driving.” Your success will require discipline, a willingness to learn new things and perhaps change old habits, and your time. Our program would be incomplete without your active participation, and your collective desire to learn. We highly value the time that you’ll devote to this task and believe that without that commitment, our efforts will be greatly diminished. Drivers between the ages of 14-24 are more likely than anyone else to be killed in a motor vehicle crash. We want to thank you for your willingness to learn, work together and maintain safe driving habits which are designed to produce exceptional drivers for an entire lifetime.

Attendance is mandatory. A certificate of completion will be given only to those individuals who successfully complete the minimum 30 hours of classroom instruction and 12 hours of in-car training (6-hours of driving and 6-hours of supervised observation). Therefore, students must attend a full 30 hours of classroom and 12 hours of in-car sessions. In addition, students must earn a passing score of 80% on classroom exams, demonstrate mastery of safe driving skills and behaviors in the car, exhibit a positive attitude at all times, and demonstrate the ability to be present and on time for every class and in-car lesson. Any individual who does not successfully complete these stated requirements will not receive a certificate of completion. Central Valley is offering .25 of a credit for successfully passing this class.

Parents/Mentors: Guided practice behind the wheel is essential for habit development to occur. It further requires that practice be documented, in the form of a log or other means, demonstrating to the provider that the requirement has been met.

The Driver License Division requires new teen drivers under the age of 16 who complete a driver education course to have at least 50 hours of supervised practice before they are eligible to apply for a license. The North Dakota Parent Guide to Teen Driving and the Parent's Supervised Driving Program book include a driving log to keep track of the time you spend practicing. It also contains information and tips you’ll find helpful as you guide your teen through this program. I have given your child a copy of this to give to you.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Please review your calendar to ensure there are no conflicts with drive times. If a student has a conflict with an appointed drive time, the student must contact the instructor. This needs to be done no later than the night before the drive, since the instructor may have several drives each day and cannot be reached on short notice. All drives must be completed within 45 days of the end of the classroom sessions. If an instructor has a conflict with an appointed Behind-the-Wheel session, the instructor will contact the student(s) involved. An individual driving schedule with be made on day 1 of classroom instruction with your child and sent home with them at the end of the first day.

For the classroom instruction, please provide a daily lunch, snacks, and beverages for your child.

IN-CAR EXPECTATIONS:

1. No food or beverages at any time,

2. The driver-training car should be as clean when you leave it as it was when you arrived,

3. Class begins promptly at scheduled time,

4. Absences must be pre-excused,

5. No cell phone or IPod, or other electronic devices,

6. No flip flops, sandals, heels,

7. No hats allowed.

The student must bring a valid driving permit to all behind-the-wheel sessions. A student will not be allowed to drive and will be considered absent if his/her permit is not available. Students must wear appropriate clothing and shoes to class. No sandals, flip-flops, or heels are allowed in the car. We suggest students wear comfortable, securely fitted shoes. Appropriate corrective lenses are required and sunglasses are highly recommended. The state of ND does allow driver’s education without a permit, however, a driving permit is preferred.

'DRIVER EDUCATION VEHICLES WILL NOT WAIT MORE THAN 5 MINUTES PAST THE APPOINTED TIME FOR TARDY STUDENTS. If a student misses the car, he/she will be considered absent.

BEHIND-THE-WHEEL MAKE-UP:

If the student has missed a behind-the-wheel session that has not been pre-excused, arrangements can be made for a make-up session within the month of June.