Driver Education is conducted in two phases. Upon successful completion of the classroom and behind the wheel phases at an 80% rate of accuracy, the South Dakota state written and driving tests will be waived. *Both the classroom and driving portion of Driver Education class are graded using a pass/fail method of evaluation. Passing both parts of the course leads to 1/2 credit. Students who do not pass will be given a certificate of completion.
**Please note: It is recommended that students get their instructional permit prior to taking this class.
GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION:
Parents/guardians are asked to list any known conflicts their family may have for driving times. Driver Education involves scheduling over 140 students into three-hour-time blocks for driving. Once students are scheduled into their driving slots, rescheduling is not an option. Students will not be scheduled to drive during days that they are enrolled in summer school, summer sports camps, tournaments, or other activities that may interfere with driving. If you become aware of a conflict after your child has been scheduled to drive, you will be responsible for trading driving dates with another driver.
MIS 161—CLASSROOM 1/4 credit; Prerequisites: None Grades 9-12
The 30 hour classroom portion stresses traffic laws, defensive driving techniques, effects of alcohol/drugs, and a variety of topics to prepare the student to be a safe and confident driver.
MIS 162—DRIVING 1/4 credit; Prerequisites: None Grades 9-12
This portion prepares the student to handle a vehicle under a wide range of driving conditions including low and high density traffic conditions, residential and interstate driving, inclement weather, and emergency situations. The student will receive a minimum of six hours of driving and six hours of observation.*
If you have major conflicts during the summer, you may wish to reconsider taking Driver Education. Every effort will be made to accommodate your student, but registrants should be aware that we may be unable to guarantee all requests.