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Driver Education

Summer 2017

Registration for the Summer 2017 Driver Education program will be done on a first-come basis. At the time a student turns in their application, they will pay and choose their class and driving time. Please see the calendar (below) for driving and class times. The Course fee is $434 and must be paid at time of registration.


Applications must be returned to the West Office, along with payment and proof of permit/license no later than Friday, May 26, 2017.


View the calendar FOR Summer 2017 - PDF


About the program

Driver Education is offered after school during the school year and also during the regular summer session. The course consists of 24 hours of classroom instruction and 24 hours of in-car instruction.

Some students will already have their license while others have never been behind the wheel. Classroom instruction is intended to help students realize how our highway transportation system works, and their role in it. Lessons include vehicle controls, right of way, physics involved in driving, signs and markings. Their responsibility as a driver is discussed with emphasis on emotions and substances that can impact driving ability. Tips on buying a vehicle, shopping for insurance, and vehicle maintenance are also part of the class instruction.

The in-car segment includes many of the same topics in practice. Learning how to enter traffic from intersections, merging, maintaining speed, parking, lane changes, managing space, visibility and time. Instruction can vary depending on the students ability level.

For more information, please contact the Guilderland High School West Office at (518) 861-8591, ext. 1200.