Drivers Education Program

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*We are accepting late summer registration for one of our July classes. Must turn 15 years old by: August 31, 2017

Class info: Mandatory Parent & Student Meeting: July 7, 6-8pm CHS Cafeteria
Class Location: CHS RM #109  //  Time: 3:00-5:00pm
Class Dates: July 10,11,12,13,17,18,19,20,25,26,27; August 1,2,3,8,9,10,15,16,17

Printable forms:
Summer 2017 Registration Form Email registration to trafficedhelena@gmail.com or drop off at the PAL building 815 Front Street.

Fall 2017 Registration

August 28-September 1, 2017

Registration Forms & Class Schedules will ONLY be available during the dates listed above. Forms & Schedules can be picked up at the Main Office of Helena High, Capital High, & PAL. We will also have a printable form on our website. Registration is due back by Friday, September 1 @ 3pm. *Students that did not get into the previous session(s) will need to fill out a new registration form.

PAYMENT: $295 for ALL students.  *We no longer have a reduced rate. Payment is Not due until you receive a class confirmation email (1-2 weeks after registration). NO Refunds will be given after a class begins.

Age requirements:
Summer 2017 student has to turn 15 years old by: August 31, 2017
Fall 2017 student has to turn 15 years old by: December 31, 2017
Winter/Spring 2018 student has to turn 15 years old by: May 31, 2018

All classes are formed in Date of Birth order with older students having class preference. We have a limited number of spots available, we do our best to fill classes the fairest way possible. We have hired on new instructors to hopefully help meet the demand!

All classes consist of:  Mandatory Parent Meeting, 42 hours of classroom instruction, 12 hours of driving observation, and 6 hours of road instruction while at the wheel of a Traffic Education vehicle.

Bring with you to Mandatory Meeting: Parent/Guardian Drivers License & a black ink pen. Two forms of Student ID: (Must be Originals or Certified Copies of documents) *If you do not have these forms of Student ID start the process of getting them. They are required to take the course.

  1. Student’s Birth Certificate or Passport
  2. Student’s Social Security Card or MT ID

Typical Class Schedules: Classes are offered at Helena High School & Capital High School. Students can register for class at either school but a parent needs to provide transportation. Fall & Winter/Spring classes are after school 2-3 times per week. Summer varies during the day. The individual instructors set their own schedules for each session so no two schedules are ever the same.

DRIVES: Students will drive 6 times either after school (on days they don’t have class) or on weekends. Driving time is scheduled by the instructor. We provide the Driver’s Education car.

Students are allowed 2 absences (make-up hours & homework are assigned by the instructor). Since class attendance is mandatory, consider family/student schedule: sports, vacations, jobs, etc. Third absence is an automatic “Unsuccessful”.

*Traffic/Drivers Education classes are not part of the school district curriculum.

Instructors: To teach traffic education in Montana’s public schools, teachers must have an active Montana educator’s license, an acceptable driving record, and at least 8 semester credits in initial traffic education coursework taken at Montana State University-Northern.

*We do not offer adult drivers education.

All communication is done through email at trafficedhelena@gmail.com or by calling 324-2123.

Helpful Links:

Montana Graduated Driver Licensing Law

Montana Department of Justice, Motor Vehicle Division

Montana Office of Public Instruction Traffic Education

United States Social Security Administration (Social Security Cards)

http://dphhs.mt.gov/vitalrecords.aspx