DRIVER EDUCATION

Course Length: Year
Grade Level 10-12

The Driver Education curriculum is offered in three phases: Classroom, Behind the Wheel and Simulation. Students must successfully complete all three phases in order to earn a passing grade. This Pass/Fail course is taught concurrently while students are enrolled in a physical education/band course; therefore, the driver education course does not factor into students' grade point averages. All students must meet the state attendance requirements of 30 hours classroom and six hours Behind the Wheel equivalent. 

Prerequisites for the regular school year classroom enrollment are:

  • A social security number prior to enrollment
  • Age 15 years with oldest students given first priority unless circumstances based on need warrant prior consideration. Sophomore status is required.
  • The state of Illinois requires that a student must have had "a passing grade in at least 8 courses during the previous two semesters prior to enrolling in Driver Education." Summer school classes are not considered.
  • A student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or greater prior to enrolling in Driver Ed. The district allows all students meeting the prerequisite requirement to take Driver Education ONCE during the regular school year.

SUMMER SCHOOL DRIVER EDUCATION

Students may repeat Driver Education, on a space available basis, according to the following procedures: 

  • A Social Security number prior to enrollment.
  • For summer school, the "previous two semesters" is defined as first semester of the current school year and second semester of the previous year. Summer school classes will not be considered.
  • A student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or greater at the conclusion of the first semester of the current school year.
  • A student must be at least 15 years old.

The priority order of enrollment is:

  • Private school students
  • District 215 students