38 hour teen course
PLEASE READ BEFORE Registering ONLINE
To register for a 38 hour course, the student must be at least 14 and 9 months old at the start of the class and cannot be older than 17 years old.
IMPORTANT TEMPORARY INSTRUCTION PERMIT INFORMATION:
Students must have the Temporary Instruction Permit (TIP) to register.
Click here for information about obtaining the TIP.
UPCOMING CLASS DATES:
A student cannot be late for class, leave class early or miss class.
The state requires a student attend 30 hours of classroom instruction.
Our class times equal exactly 30 hours.
PLEASE CHOOSE A CLASS WITH NO CONFLICTS.
*Class times are 8:00am - 4:00p
November 21, 23-25 (Thanksgiving Break) (CLASS CLOSED - FULL)
December 19, 21-23 (Christmas Break) (CLASS CLOSED - FULL)
January 9, 16, 23, 30 (Saturdays) (CLASS CLOSED - FULL)
February 13, 15-17 (Winter Break) (CLASS CLOSED - FULL)
March 15-18 (Spring Break)
April 5-8 (North DeSoto Spring Break)
April 10, 17, 24, May 1 (Saturdays)
38 Hour Pre-Licensing course includes 30 hours of classroom instruction and 8 hours of behind-the-wheel driver training. Classroom hours are 8:00 am-4:00 pm. Behind-the-wheel driving instruction is scheduled in 2-3 hour increments over 3-4 days after classroom instruction is complete.
A LEGAL CUSTODIAL/DOMICILIARY PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST ATTEND THE MANDATORY PARENT MEETING SCHEDULED FOR THE THURSDAY EVENING (6:00) PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS and complete the paperwork required for your student to legally drive with us. (You will receive an email reminder about this parent meeting.)
Temporary Instructional Permit must be provided prior to the beginning of class. (This can be brought to the Mandatory Parent Meeting.)
Note: ONLY the legal custodial/domiciliary parent or legal guardian can sign their student’s paperwork.
A student cannot be late for class, leave class early or miss class. The state requires a student attend 30 hours of classroom instruction. Our class times equal exactly 30 hours. If, for some reason, your student will need to miss part of the classroom instruction time, they will need to be moved to other class dates that have no conflicts.
The 30 hours of classroom instruction includes quizzes which are reviewed prior to the final test. The final test is the Standardized Knowledge Test provided to Bee Safe from the OMV. A score of 80% or above is required to successfully complete the course and obtain their Learner’s Permit.
If students do not pass the test the first time they may retake the test once that day. If they do not score at least 80% on the first retest they will be asked to schedule retesting on another day for a fee of $10.00 per day. Students may take the test twice each day until they have successfully passed.
Behind-the-wheel driving sessions will be scheduled prior to the end of classroom instruction. Parents and students will have an opportunity to adjust the schedule as needed. Once the schedule is confirmed we require a 48-hour notice for adjustments to the schedule. A $25 cancellation fee is assessed when a parent/student fails to give 48-hour notice and miss their assigned time. If the student does not pass the behind-the-wheel training, they will be required to retake this portion at a cost of $300.
The final Road Skills Test will be administered after the student has had their learner’s permit for 6 months and has turned 16 (17 year old students can take the Road Skills Test anytime). An appointment will need to be made with the office to schedule this (approximately) 30 minute test. The Road Skills Test MUST be completed before going to the OMV for a driver’s license.
The total cost of the 38 Hour Pre-Licensing Course is $575.00. A $275.00 non-refundable deposit, Temporary Instructional Permit and completion of the Registration Form is required to ensure you child’s placement in the class. The remaining $300.00 balance is due prior to the first day of class.
Students have two options for lunch each class day. They may bring a sack lunch from home or bring $5.00 to participate in the group lunch. Please bring cash. Also, drinks and snacks are available for $1.00 each. Students are welcome to bring any snacks or drinks, but no food can be brought to them during the class day. For the safety and security of our students they are not allowed to leave the premises during breaks or lunch time.
The classroom can get a little cool. Sweat shirts, jackets and pants are encouraged.