DRIVER EDUCATION

FACULTY - Office Hours
7:30 to 8:00am - 2:40 to 3:30pm
Cheryl Gates
 Cheryl.Gates@mvsdschools.org

Our mission is to promote and support safe and healthy choices,

best practice driving skills, positive habits and attitudes, and respect for roadway users. All students become competent, caring,

productive, and responsible lifetime learners.

Notice From The state Concerning Driver Education

Some teachers and parents have reached out to the Agency of Education and the Department of Motor Vehicles with concerns about an online driver education course that students/families are paying for in order to receive a certificate of completion. Unfortunately the online course DriversEd.com is not an approved driver education course with the Agency of Education or the Department of Motor Vehicles. The site, which appears to suggest their program is compatible with Vermont standards, does indicate on their FAQ page that, “this course does not satisfy the Vermont driver's education option for new drivers under 18 years old,” and that, “The Vermont legislature has not yet authorized online drivers education. Students may take the course for an auto insurance discount or for their own educational purposes, but if they are required to take driver's education because of their age, they will not get any credit for this course at the DMV. It does not substitute for an AOE or DMV approved course of study.”
Those students who have already taken this online course thinking it would satisfy DMV requirements should be advised to take advantage of their 30-day money back guarantee if possible.

DRIVER EDUCATION  

Gr. 10-12 - 1 period classroom/+driving hours - 1 semester, ½ credit

​Prerequisites: Valid Vermont Learner’s Permit, Attend a “Parent/Guardian & Student Night” - (approximately 1 week before class starts)

Requirements: 30 Classroom hours, 6 hours behind ­the­ wheel. Passing grade: 70 Average, or better Driving Log sheet ­ At home driving time must be available

Enrollment: Beginning with the 2017­-2018 school year, Counselors will enroll students for Driver Education

with the following priority:

1. Students entering 12th grade (Class of 2021)

2. Students entering 11th grade (Class of 2022)

3. Students entering 10th Grade (Class of 2023) ­As space allows

Please note that all students MUST have a copy of their permit on file with Beth Greenia, (Guidance Secretary) by the DEADLINE to be eligible for the next semester.

MVU Driver Ed Program can accommodate between 75­ to 80 students each year. Even though many students get their Learner Permit when they turn 15, that does not automatically guarantee them a seat in the class. They are encouraged to see Beth Greenia in the Guidance Office, to be placed on the enrollment list, when they get their permit. Students may be enrolled, as space allows, based upon their date of birth, permit issue date, and availability in their academic schedule.

** MVU – SUMMER DRIVER EDUCATION CLASS – 2019**

Sign-Up & Pre-Registration takes place during the month of March!

Students interested in taken Summer Driver Education can sign up in the Guidance Office during the month of March. The deadline for sign ups is Monday, April 1st  2019.

Students MUST have proof of a valid Vermont Learner’s Permit by April 1st.

For questions you can contact Ms. Gates, by email, at: cgates@fnwsu.org



 

*FALL DRIVER EDUCATION REGISTRATION *  

Sign-Up & Pre-Registration takes place during the month of April & May

Students that want to take Driver Education for the Fall Semester 2019  MUST sign up in the Guidance Office and show proof of a valid Vermont Learner’s Permit before (June 1st). Students should see their Guidance Counselor or

Beth Greenia, in the Guidance Office as soon as possible, if they haven’t already done so.