Driver's Education

  • The high school driver’s education program prepares students with the philosophies, concepts, and skills needed to become a safe and skillful driver. Students enroll into the driver’s education program through the student course selection process with their school counselor. In order to obtain an Illinois driver’s license, students will be required to enroll in both the driver’s education classroom component and the behind the wheel component.

  • Behind the Wheel (PE9824)

    Length/Credit: Minimum of 12 hours; no credit awarded

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Enrolled in or already completed Driver’s Ed Classroom

    Other Info: This course requires the payment of a user’s fee of $300 as well as the fee paid to the State of Illinois for a driver’s permit. No credit is given for this course.

    Description: The basic classroom ideas and concepts are applied to the driving phase. Habits and skills are developed for residential, city, and highway driving with special emphasis on specific maneuvers. 6 hours of driving instruction and 6 hours of driving observation are necessary to meet the state requirement for applying for a driver’s license. Scheduling varies by school.

  • Drivers Ed Classroom (PE9820/PE9821)

    Length/Credit: 1 semester/0.5 units 

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Other Info: Student must be 15 years of age by the start of class. 

    Description: The purpose of this course is to prepare students with the philosophies, concepts, and skills needed for the behind the wheel phase of Driver Education. Students will also develop an understanding of how drugs, distractions and alcohol affect the physical condition of a driver and the importance of wearing safety belts. This course meets the Illinois state requirement of 30 classroom hours of driver education.