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Driver Education

Driver Education, including both classroom and driving instruction, is offered as a regular course at BHS during the school year and as a summer class (mid June- late July). Students are required to complete 36 class hours, 6 driving hours, and 6 behind-the-wheel observation hours. Some driving hours may be completed during the school day if a student has an unscheduled block of time.

Instruction is most effective when students are at the height of their own motivation to learn, and it is most valuable when they will soon be able to apply what has been learned. Therefore, we recommend that a student not be enrolled until such time that he or she will have reached the legal licensing age by the time of the course completion. Enrollment for those who lack sufficient maturity to accept the responsibilities involved should be delayed to a later date.

Non-BHS students.  BHS students are served before others are eligible.  If any slots are available after signing up BHS students, in-district non-BHS students will be considered for the course on a first come, first served basis. 

Students must present a valid learner's permit at the time of registration. Depending on the number of students requesting Drivers Education, selection to the program will be decided by the date on the learner's permit, with students having their permit the longest being chosen first for the program. Students must be residents of Burlington to take the course.  Priority will be given to students enrolled at BHS. In addition, it is required that a student have a minimum of ten hours of practice driving with a parent or a legal guardian before driving with a BHS instructor.

Sign Ups
Sign ups for Driver Education during the school year, is done with the student's guidance counselor, like any other BHS course.  
Summer Driver Education sign ups take place in the cafeteria during lunch on three consecutive days in May.  For the summer of 2017, sign ups will take place May 16, 17 and 18. You must have your permit with you in order to sign up. This summer the class will begin June 26 and run through July 31.  There will be a mandatory parent meeting on Wednesday, June 21 at 6pm in the BHS cafeteria. Students selected for the class and a parent/guardian MUST attend. Class will run from June 26 to July 31, with no class on the third and 4th of July. Sections are 8:30-10:30 and 10:30-12:30. 

Parent/Guardian Night Meeting.  This is mandatory for student and parent/guardian. For the summer 2017 session, the meeting is Wednesday the 21st of June at 6pm in the BHS cafeteria. The meeting will not last more than an hour. 

School Year:

Two classes are offered during the school year.  One is in the morning from 7-745 and it meets on M,T,Th,F.  The other offering is during the school day as a regularly scheduled class.  Driving instruction will take place generally after school.  There may be driving done during block 4 depending on availability. 

Listed below are links to informational pages about the Driver Education program at BHS. As additional information becomes available, we will continue to update this site.

Contact teacher Bob Hill at rhill@bsdvt.org for further information.