Program Info

Requirements

* Obtain a current Oregon instruction permit by registration.  Must provide permit number at time of registration.

* Complete the course before receiving a driver's license and before turning 18.

* Complete all course work withing 90 days of starting the class.

* 100% attendance in classroom and drive lab is required to receive Oregon Department of Transportation Certificate of Completion from this class.

 

Permit

Student must have permit before registering for Driver Education Program.  

 

Classroom Sessions

Held at Oregon City High School in the Presentation Room.

 

Drive Labs

* Scheduled separately from classroom.  

* When you register online, be sure and pick drive day and time 

* Scheduled to start on Week 3

* Cars are located in the north parking lot of Oregon City High School near the D-E entrance 

* Drive lab will begin and end at OCHS.

* Students will sign up for a day and time.

* Student must arrive 5 minutes before their scheduled drive lab.

* Drive Lab is 2 hours. Student will drive 1 hour and observe an hour, once a week for 6 weeks during the 10 weeks of class.

* 100% attendance is required because the drive lab instructor and another student have been scheduled with your student.

 

 

 

     Driver ed cars are located in the North Parking Lot

     First entrance into parking lot when heading south on Beavercreek.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supervised Home Practice Drive Log

Drive Log Form

Our program must submit this form to ODOT at the completion of the class.  On the front of the form you will see the date that the form is due back to the classroom instructor. A parent signature is also required on the front of the form. On the backside, you will see the drive lab instructors name & contact information in addition to the assigned drive lab date and time. A drive sheet is going to come home after each drive lab that indicates what drive skills were learned in that drive lab.  The only drive time that is to be logged on the drive log form is the time parent & student drive together using the drive sheet as a guide to reinforce the skills that were learned in the drive lab. Our program can not stress enough the importance of using the lesson sheets to practice the skills that are being taught in each drive lab. Instructors know if students practice or not. Since we give the final drive assessment test, practicing the skills between each drive lab is important!  Our instructors only get 6 hours of drive time with your student because the other 6 hours consists of your student observing from the back seat.

After the drive labs are completed and the classes have ended, we encourage you to continue to use the lesson sheets as a guide to continue to reinforce the safe driving skills our instructors taught. 

 

Student Cell Phone Use in Driver Ed Vehicles

The driver education program has a no tolerance policy on student cell phone use in the driver education vehicles. Students must store their cell phone in the center console of the driver education vehicle during their scheduled drive lab. 

Students, please remember to retrieve your cell phone out of the console after the drive lab.

 

Low/No Income Subsidy Program

Get a scholarship for students who are on Free and Reduced Program.  Show eligibility letter from the school district or from TANF.

Home school students can qualify through the school district they are in.

 

Absenses

* All absences must be made up. Make-up sessions will not require an additional fee if they are fulfilled during regularly scheduled class times.  

* Students who do not meet the requirements will need to re-register and pay additional full term registration fee to receive the Certificate of Completion.

* If a drive lab is missed, a fee of $60 may or will be charged to make up the drive lab

 

Makeups

Classroom makeups can be attended in Canby or Gladstone.

Canby 

Call for schedule. * 1130 S. Ivy Street * Canby, OR * 503-266-0040

 

Gladstone at Gladstone High School

Call for class schedule.    503.650.2589

email: surratts@gladstone.k12.or.us

 

 

Refund

If student withdraws 7 days prior to the first class, $30.00 will be withheld from the tuition, less than 7 days prior to first class, no refund will be issued.

 

DMV Waiver - Waive the Drive Lab When Obtaining Drivers License!

The waiver program which went into effect winter term 2014, is simply DMV’s formal acknowledgment that students who pass an approved ODOT Driver Education Program have already demonstrated that they meet minimum performance standards. This is named the waiver program because it completely waives the DMV test based on the strength of the state’s approved driver education program. It does not change anything in the way we work with teens.

Students that pass the driver ed program will receive a plastic ODOT Certificate of Completion Card. When the student goes to DMV to obtain their license, DMV will only have the student take the written test and will waive the drive lab.

 

Where is my Certificate after Class is Completed?

The Certificate of Completion will be mailed to the address on your students permit. The certificate will be mailed within 3 weeks from the completion of class.

 

Failure in the Classroom or Behind-the-Wheel

Students must attend all of the classes and any missed time, must be made up. They must turn in all assignments; turn in the driving log; and  pass all class work, tests, and drive tests with an 80% or better. Disruptive students may be dropped from the program with no refund. If a student has a learning disability, we will help in any way, but they must be able to demonstrate understanding and knowledge of the curriculm. Behind the wheel students must be able to meet or pass the check list.

 

Funding

Funding for the Drivers Education program comes from two sources: students' tuition and reimbursement from the Oregon Department of Transportation. The local school districts do not fund the program, but classroom space is provided free of charge.

 

Drivers Over 18 or Turns 18  / Obtain License While Taking Class  

The driver education program is a state subsidized program, but is only funded for students with permits and not for licensed drivers. If a student has a license, obtains their license while taking the class, is 18 or older before graduating from the class, an additional $210.00 will be charged. 
Driver ed is a part of the process for obtaining a provisional licence (permit).  18 year old do not have to have a provisional licence. That is why the state does not cover over 18.
 

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