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Driver's Education

​Billings Public Schools is pleased to offer Drivers Education throughout the school year and during the summer.  Although Traffic Education is not a school requirement, it is a requirement of the Montanan Motor Vehicle Division for students who wish to obtain their driver's license prior to the age of 16.  The BPS Drivers Education program strives to provide teen drivers with a foundation that will instill safety, caution and a basic understanding of the laws that govern driving.    Driving, like any other learned skill takes hours and hours of practice.  Drivers Education provides a base of skills and knowledge on which students build by practicing with their parents in order to become proficient drivers.
 

​The BPS Drivers Education  program consists of at least 60 hours of structured learning experiences.  At least 6 hours will be behind the wheel and 6 hours will be in-car observation of another driver.  The driving hours are outside of class time.

Students must be 14 1/2 years old by the first day of the course and enrolled in grades 9-12

Students are allowed up to 3 absences but those absences must be made up at a time scheduled by the instructor.  Missing more than 3 days or failure to attend the make-up class results in failure of the entire course.

Upcoming Sessions

FALL 2019 SESSION

Fall 2019 Session - All dates subject to change

Students must be born on or before March 16, 2005 and be enrolled in grades 9-12 in order to register for the fall 2019 session

IF MORE STUDENTS REGISTER THAN THERE ARE SPOTS, A RANDOM DRAWING WILL BE HELD TO FILL CLASSES

Registration Dates:  August 19 - August 27, 2019

Notification Date:  Students/Parents will be notified by August 29, 2019 whether or not they have a spot in the class.  All notification is by email to the email address entered on the registration form.  If you do not receive an email, please check your SPAM before contacting the Drivers Ed office

Payment Dates:  August 29 - September 6, 2019 

Class Dates and Times: September 16 - November 6, 2019 3:15pm - 5:15pm. 

Students will drive 6 times outside of class time at times scheduled with the instructor.

Students are allowed 3 absences during the session which must be made up.  If a student misses more than 3 classes or fails to attend the make-up session scheduled by the instructor they AUTOMATICALLY FAIL THE COURSE.

NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED SO PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT DRIVERS ED FITS YOUR SCHEDULE AND THAT YOU WON'T HAVE MORE THAN 3 ABSENCES DURING THE SESSION BEFORE REGISTERING AND PAYING FOR IT!

WINTER 2019-2020 SESSION

Winter 2019-2020 Session - All dates subject to change

Students must be born on or before June 2, 2005 and be enrolled in grades 9-12 in order to register for the winter 2019- 2020 session

IF MORE STUDENTS REGISTER THAN THERE ARE SPOTS, A RANDOM DRAWING WILL BE HELD TO FILL CLASSES

Registration Dates:  October 25 - November 4, 2019

Notification Date:  Students/Parents will be notified by November 6th whether or not they have a spot in the class.  All notification is by email to the email address entered on the registration form.  If you do not receive an email, please check your SPAM before contacting the Drivers Ed office

Payment Dates:  November 6 - November 15, 2019

Class Dates and Times: Dec 2, 2019 - February 6, 2020 3:15pm - 5:15pm.  Class will not meet over the Christmas break.

Fee: TBD

 Students will drive 6 times outside of class time at times scheduled with the instructor.

Students are allowed 3 absences during the session which must be made up.  If a student misses more than 3 classes or fails to attend the make-up session scheduled by the instructor they AUTOMATICALLY FAIL THE COURSE.

NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED SO PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT DRIVERS ED FITS YOUR SCHEDULE AND THAT YOU WON'T HAVE MORE THAN 3 ABSENCES DURING THE SESSION BEFORE REGISTERING AND PAYING FOR IT!

 

SPRING 2020 SESSION

Spring 2020 Session - All dates subject to change

Students must be born on or before August 24, 2005 and be enrolled in grades 9-12 in order to register for the spring 2020 session

IF MORE STUDENTS REGISTER THAn THERE ARE SPOTS, A RANDOM DRAWING WILL BE HELD TO FILL CLASSES

Registration Dates:  Jan 20 - Jan 29, 2020

Notification Date:  Students/Parents will be notified by January 31st whether or not they have a spot in the class.  All notification is by email to the email address entered on the registration form.  If you do not receive an email, please check your SPAM before contacting the Drivers Ed office

Payment Dates:  January 31 - February 11, 2020

Class Dates and Times: February 24 - April 16, 2020 3:15pm - 5:15pm

Fee: TBD

Students will drive 6 times outside of class time at times scheduled with the instructor.

Students are allowed 3 absences during the session which must be made up.  If a student misses more than 3 classes or fails to attend the make-up session scheduled by the instructor they AUTOMATICALLY FAIL THE COURSE.

NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED SO PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT DRIVERS ED FITS YOUR SCHEDULE AND THAT YOU WON'T HAVE MORE THAN 3 ABSENCES DURING THE SESSION BEFORE REGISTERING AND PAYING FOR IT!

 

 

THE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT LINKS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME!!

REGISTRATION LINKS FOR THE FALL SESSION WILL OPEN  AUGUST 19, 2019 AT 8:00AM AND CLOSE ON AUGUST 27, 2019 AT 3:00PM.

PAYMENT LINKS FOR THE FALL SESSION WILL BE OPEN ON AUGUST 29, 2019 AT 8:00AM AND CLOSE ON SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 AT 3:00PM.

PAYMENT BY CREDIT/DEBIT CARD CAN ONLY BE MADE ONLINE.  PAYMENTS BY CHECK OR CASH MUST BE MADE AT THE DRIVERS ED OFFICE, 1470 INDUSTRIAL AVE, BILLINGS, MT 59101 (ACROSS THE STREET FROM FIRESIDE LANES BOWLING ALLEY)

Fall Session runs from Sept. 16, 2019 - Nov. 6, 2019 and will meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:15- 5:15pm.

 Use the button below to register for the fall session of Drivers Ed at Senior High.

The registration link will be active from 8:00am Aug 19, 2019 through 3:00pm Aug. 27, 2019.

Use the button below if you wish to pay for the fall session of Drivers Ed at Senior online after you have received notification of acceptance in the class.

Payment can be made online from 8:00am Aug. 29, 2019 - 3:00pm Sept. 6, 2019.

SENIOR HIGH FALL DRIVERS ED PAYMENT

Fall Session runs from Sept. 16, 2019 - Nov. 6, 2019 and will meet Mondays, Tuesdays Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:15- 5:15pm.

 Use the button below to register for the fall session of Drivers Ed at Skyview High.

The registration link will be active from 8:00am Aug 19, 2019 through 3:00pm Aug. 27, 2019.

Use the button below if you wish to pay for the fall session of Drivers Ed at Skyview online after you have received notification of acceptance in the class.

Payment can be made online from 8:00am Aug. 29, 2019 - 3:00pm Sept. 6, 2019.

skyview high FALL drivers ed payment

Fall Session runs from Sept. 16, 2019 - Nov. 6, 2019 and will meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:15- 5:15pm.

 Use the button below to register for the fall session of Drivers Ed at West High.

The registration link will be active from 8:00am Aug 19, 2019 through 3:00pm Aug. 27, 2019.

west high FALL session registration

Use the button below if you wish to pay for the fall session of Drivers Ed at West High  online after you have received notification of acceptance in the class.

Payment can be made online from 8:00am Aug. 29, 2019 - 3:00pm Sept. 6, 2019.

west high fall drivers ed payment