High School Driver Education
Classroom Driver Education
August 12, 2014
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In Virginia, you are required to successfully complete 36 periods of classroom instruction. Currently, we are only teaching classroom driver education in June.
Students between the ages of 14 and 19 are accepted. Students are asked to pre-register by phone. This is not a requirement and the Driver Education School of Virginia will not accept any
pre-payment prior to the first night of class.
Pre-Registration is not required.
On the first night of class we collectively work out a class schedule of dates and times, which will work around as many conflicts (church, athletics, school events, etc.) as possible.
Historically, most classroom courses are completed within one calendar month.
Behind The Wheel Driver Education
Students with a Virginia learner's permit
(ages 15-19) may register for behind-the-wheel driver education. This can be scheduled on days when classroom instruction is not being received.
On average, each student in our Behind-The-Wheel program drives approximately 175 miles with all 3 students driving over 500 miles.
Most students with few scheduling conflicts complete both classroom and in-car instruction
in 4-6 weeks.
Students may choose to complete classroom driver education here at DESVA and then later take in-car instruction at the public high school in which they are enrolled, or they may return here to take it later.
Some insurance companies grant students who complete a State approved program such as this a 5 % insurance discount. Some grant a 10 % premium discount for successful completion of both classroom and in-car programs.
(Insurance companies have been deregulated, so some offer a discount and others do not)