Drivers Education Program


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Winter/Spring Registration is CLOSED.  Class confirmation emails have all been sent. Also, you should have gotten an email if your child did not get into a class.  NO Refunds will be given after a class begins.

Summer Registration and Class Schedules will be available April 1, 2019.

PAYMENT: $305 for ALL students. Payment is due at time of registration (check or cash only). Make checks payable to: HSD #1.

Age requirements:

  • Winter/Spring 2019 student has to turn 15 years old by: May 31, 2019
  • Summer 2019 student has to turn 15 years old by: August 31, 2019
  • Fall 2019 student has to turn 15 years old by: December 31, 2019

All classes are formed in Date of Birth order with older students having class preference.

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/Driver’s 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 or by calling 324-2123.

Helpful Links:

Montana Graduated Driver Licensing Law

Montana Department of Justice, Motor Vehicle Division

United States Social Security Administration (Social Security Cards)