Guidelines For The Course

Our goal is to help you become a safe, responsible driver. We have listed some guidelines for the course. This will answer commonly asked questions and provide the information you will need. Our school is certified by the Department of Education and Licensed by the Department of Safety. NH State laws mandate that you must attend all classes, a passing grade, and finish all driving times before a Course Completion Certificate will be issued.

Selection of Students

Students must be 15.9 before beginning the class. Selection will be on a first come, first serve basis and registration occurs via phone and email. Remember, classes fill quickly so early enrollment is recommended.

Seats are confirmed through our office email or telephone!

Classroom

Regular class times there will be scheduled Monday, Tuesdays after school time with the exceptions of summer classes. You will receive a call and/or a mailing notifying you of this time. During this class, driving schedules and classroom hours will be finalized. Each student is to receive a minimum of 30 classroom hours, 10 hours of road instruction and 6 hours of in-car observation with an instructor.

Absenteeism

Students missing classes or driving time will not be able to receive their Course Completion Certificates until all requirements have been met. According to Driver Education regulations, any missed classes must be made up within six months of the original course. NH State regulations and Drive Safe Inc. have stringent guidelines with regard to classroom absences. The link to Driver Education in New Hampshire (official DMV-Department of Safety site) may be found on our home page for your convenience.

 

Driving

Once driving schedules are determined after the Orientation Class, students are responsible for being on time at the designated pick-up location. Every effort should be made to provide written updated schedules to prevent miscommunication. Any student who fails “to show” for an assigned driving time will be charged ($50.00) for a missed lesson. Do not cancel scheduled driving appointments on the Drive Safe answering machine…contact the driver education teacher. Each student is provided with their driving instructor’s phone number at the beginning of program. Students can drive during study halls, mornings before school, after school, nights, and weekends. Each student may be assigned a driving partner based on each student’s availability and is required to complete a minimum of ten hours each of driving time, and six hours of observation.

Evaluation

Students must maintain at least a 80% grade on classroom and score an 80% grade on the final exam.