Driver's Education

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REGISTRATION & GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION:

Spring Hill High School offers driver’s education during the summer under the supervision of instructors who have been certified by the Kansas State Department of Education.

 

The classroom portion of the course is taught online through the online curriculum agency Virtual Greenbush. The driving portion is taught by SHHS staff over six consecutive days in the summer. 

 

ALL STUDENTS WISHING TO TAKE DRIVER’S EDUCATION AT SHHS MUST ENROLL AT THE REGISTRATION MEETING SATURDAY, MARCH 2 AT 8 A.M. IN THE HIGH SCHOOL COMMONS.

Students and parents will be presented with some important information promptly at 8:00 that includes major changes to this year’s course. In addition, students will undergo a vision test, complete the state-required paperwork, submit payment for the course, and receive instructions for the online coursework. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL NOT BE SCHEDULING DRIVE TIMES AT THIS MEETING. Students will be given the opportunity to schedule a drive time at the time of online course completion.

The fee for enrollment in the SHHS driver’s ed program is $274 per in-district student or $404 per out-of-district student (includes state fee). At the meeting on March 2, parents will pay for the course using cash, check, or credit or debit card online via school computer.

 

Although the online coursework can be completed from any computer with internet access, please note that the final exam must be taken under the supervision of a Spring Hill drivers’ education instructor. Students will not be able to drive with the instructor until he or she has passed the final online exam at the high school. Students may visit the high school during regularly scheduled computer lab times to complete coursework and/or to take the final online exam.

 

Students enrolling in the SHHS driver’s education course must be 14 years old by June 1.  Although possession of a valid instruction permit is encouraged, it is not necessary for a student to have a valid instruction permit prior to enrolling in driver's education with Spring Hill High School. Once the coursework is complete, an instruction permit can be provided by the school that is valid only while driving with the instructor (students possessing this type of permit would be in violation of the law if they attempt to drive outside of their instruction time, even with a licensed driver).

 

AFTER REGISTRATION:

1) Once payment has been received and registration is complete, students will be provided with the link to enroll with Virtual Greenbush and may begin the online coursework on March 9.

2) The student must visit the high school during one of the scheduled computer lab times to complete the final online exam.

3) When the student has passed the final exam, he or she will be allowed to schedule his or her driving time with the instructors. Appointments will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Online courses require about the same amount of work as regular high school classes.  However, you will notice that online learning requires more student responsibility when completing assignments and activities.  Active support from parents can play a key role in assisting the student to complete coursework as well as developing the work ethic needed to be successful in this learning environment.

 

OPEN COMPUTER LAB TIMES:

The computer lab is located in room 139 of the high school. Students may come in anytime during the open times below to complete any of the online coursework and/or the final exam.

 

Dates

Day of Week

Start Time

End Time

May 20-23

Tuesday & Thursday

4 p.m.

6 p.m.

May 28-31

Tuesday through Friday

8 a.m.

4 p.m.

 

BEHIND THE WHEEL:

It is absolutely essential for students to be on time for all scheduled driving sessions. Because drive times are shared, the instructor will not wait for late arrivals, and the student will need to contact the instructor to make up his or her driving session. A make-up fee may be assessed for missed sessions.


RESOURCES & LINKS:

Graduated Driver License Requirements for Teen Drivers

Virtual Greenbush Online Learning (initial setup)

Online Coursework (after setup)

Kansas State Dept. of Education Driver’s Education Standards

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Contact the front office of the high school at (913) 592-7299 with any questions.


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