ABOUT THE COURSE: The program is a complete, professionally taught Driver Education Course that will provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the driving experience. Students must complete 16 sessions “in-car” and 16 sessions of classroom instruction with a passing grade of 65 in each category. At the end of all 32 sessions students will have received 24 hrs of classroom instruction and 24 hrs of in-car driving instruction relating to "Rules of the Road", traffic safety concerns, defensive driving, proper handling of vehicle, parking, driving in traffic, and problems of substance abuse in relation to driving.
WHAT THE COURSE OFFERS: Upon completion of this course, students receive the MV285 “Certificate of Completion.” This certificate entitles a 17 year old the Class D senior license when they pass the NY State DMV Road Test. Students will also receive an insurance premium reduction.
ELIGIBILITY: Students will be 16 or 17 years old and must have a N.Y. State Learner's Permit before the first class.
COST $775: The payment of $775 will be billed to the students account at Friends Academy.
REFUND POLICYIf a student cannot be accommodated because classes are filled, all moneys will be returned or refunded. If a student withdraws from the program after classes begin, no tuition refund will be authorized.
ABSENCES/MAKE-UPS Make up classes are decided in 2 parts: by the lecture teacher and the car instructor. All missed classes must be made up in the same semester you enrolled. There will be a $25 make-up fee for any driving absence, with a maximum of 3 absence allowed. Failure to make up classes, or if more than 3 have been missed, may result in the student being dropped from the course. No refund will be issued. All lecture classes and driving time must be fully completed for students to receive the MV285 “Student Certificate of Completion” from Friends Academy.