Summer Driver Education
Slinger High School
About our Program
Slinger High School offers a high quality, comprehensive, Driver Education program (Summers ONLY) with well-trained, experienced instructors. Our classroom portion includes not only thorough information on driving knowledge and laws, but also covers attitudes, emotions, alcohol, insurance and more. We also have a variety of guest speakers, typically including people from law enforcement, insurance, an organ donation agency, and the trucking industry. Our caring instructors will provide a meaningful experience for your son or daughter.
Driver Education behind the wheel training is also offered in the summer. Students not finishing in summer will drive in September, if needed. The following is a summary of the program. We will do our best to accommodate people’s needs. If you have further questions please contact Duane Apel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 644-5261. Registration materials will be available March 1st.
NOTE: Driver Education is Summers ONLY and is not available during the school year.
NOTE: All summer 2013 behind the wheel sessions have filled. We are no longer accepting registrations for behind the wheel. There is limited space remaining in Session D of classroom only.
The Summer 2013 registration form is available to download from this site (bottom of this page) or can be picked up outside the high school office beginning March 1st, 2013.
Registration and fees were due Wed., March 27th to HS office.
Classroom - Summer 2013: (15 days, two hours each day)
Sessions A & B:
Dates: June 13 – July 3, 2013
Times: (A) 7:45 – 9:50 a.m. or (B) 9:55 a.m. – noon. (Note: The time on first day ONLY is 11:30 for A and 1:30 for B)
Location: at MIDDLE School (Except first day only is at high school)
Transportation: Limited busing (one way only, either to school for the early session or from school for the later session) is provided for classroom days that coincide with regular summer school. During the first few days of Driver Education there is NO transportation provided, as regular summer school will not have begun yet.
Your scheduled classroom & behind the wheel dates may overlap each other as long the driving time does not occur during classroom time.
Sessions C and D
Dates: July 15 - Aug. 2, 2013
Times: (C) 7:45 – 9:50 a.m. or (D) 9:55am - noon (Note: Session D students will be moved to C if not enough demand for this time slot)
Location: at HIGH School
Transportation: none available
Behind the Wheel (BTW) - Summer 2013
12 weekdays - Do NOT enroll if it will conflict with sports, band, or jobs!
Session 1: June 25 – July 16 (of f July 4, 5, 11, 12); only available for those enrolled in classroom Session A or B above.
Session 2: July 11 – July 31 (off July 15, 16, 26); only for those enrolled in classroom Session A or B above.
Session 3: August 1 – August 16; open to those enrolled in any classroom session.
Fall Session: September 3 – October 3, typically 3 days/week in afternoon or early evening. Open to those enrolled in any classroom session above. Exact dates to be determined in August by individual instructors.
Times: Summer BTW typically consists of 90 minute sessions (usually 3 students per car) with first session typically starting at 7:00 a.m. and the last one of the day typically concluding in late afternoon/early evening. We will offer driving later in the evening if enough demand. Start & end times of each session (A,B,C,D) may vary depending on enrollment.
Fall driving times: Usually 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., or 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Do NOT plan on fall driving if you are out for any fall sports or in pep band!
When can my son/daughter get their permit (or “temps”)?
This is always the BIG question! Due to state regulations, students may not get their permit until they are 15½ years old, AND are within 60 days of starting formal BTW driving instruction. Students who take classroom and BTW through Slinger High School are given the written permit test during their classroom session this summer. If they pass they may then go to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and pick up their permit. That will be about one week into the classroom session. That is how the eligibility dates below are established. NOTE: Students must start BTW instruction within 13 months of completing classroom, according to state regulations.
Eligibility Dates for Enrolling for:
BTW Session 1: Students must turn age 15 on or before Dec. 21, 2012
BTW Session 2: Students must turn age 15 on or before Jan. 9, 2013
BTW Session 3: Students must turn age 15 on or before Jan. 30, 2013
Fall BTW: Students must turn age 15 on or before Feb. 28, 2013
Registration ~ Scheduling ~ Fees:
Registration materials are available March 1st in the high school office or online at the bottom of this web page. Watch the school newsletter and students should listen to daily announcements for details. Students are scheduled in birth date order with the oldest students receiving first priority.
Tentative 2013 Fee: Behind the Wheel - $185 Classroom: No charge.
Commercial Driving Businesses: IMPORTANT INFORMATION!
Students who have turned 15 by June 13, 2013 may take the June CLASSROOM instruction, and students who turn 15 by July 15, 2013 may take the July CLASSROOM session through Slinger High School this summer and then enroll at a commercial driving company for BTW instruction after they turn 15½. Students choosing this option will have to take the permit test on their own at the DMV after classroom instruction is completely finished AND you have enrolled with a commercial driving company. The private driving company you choose will provide you with a signed permit application form. The high school cannot provide that. Do NOT go to the DMV without first enrolling in behind the wheel or you will be denied a permit!
Also: Be aware that BTW must be started within 13 months of the completion of classroom instruction due to state regulations.