Driver Education Courses
D/E231-Semester 1, D/E232-Semester 2
Prerequisite: An instruction permit issued by the Secretary of State's office through the Driver Education Department, parental consent, verification of age (enrollment is based on chronological age), and accumulation of at least 8 credits in the previous two semesters, ELL students wishing to enroll should be in a minimum of Intermediate ELL.
This course is normally taken during one semester of the sophomore or junior year. Students are enrolled in this course based on chronological age. Students must take and pass both the classroom phase and the behind-the-wheel phase of Driver Education if they wish to receive a license prior to their 18th birthday. Passing the classroom phase of the course is required for graduation.
The course is a two-phase program consisting of classroom and behind the wheel instruction. The course prepares students in basic safe motor vehicle operation in a suburban driving environment. Among the topics taught in this course are traffic laws and regulations, driver responsibilites and effective vehicle control. Sutdents must also meet all the essential course requirements as mandated by the Illinois State Board of Education and the Secretary of State's Office. The grades earned in this course are not included in the student's grade point average.
For the 2012-2013 school year, students may register for first semester if they were born on or before December 15, 1996 and for second semester if they were born on or before April 15, 1997. Dates may still change due to state law changes.
*These dates are guidelines. Upon completion of course selection, exact birth dates will be confirmed. Students will be notified of any date changes via Freshman Advisory and the Daily Bulletin.
Driver Education Fees: $300 and an additional $20 check to the Secretary of State.