Driver Education Courses & Faculty


Below are descriptions of the driver education courses offered at Elmwood Park High School. To see a listing of our program faculty, use this link for quick access:

Learn more about our program by visiting Driver Education at EPHS.


Courses


DRIVER EDUCATION — CLASSROOM

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

0.5 (one semester)

9, 10, 11, 12

Must be at least 15 years old
on the first day of the course

This one-semester course is typically offered at the sophomore level. The classroom phase of driver education is designed to cultivate desirable attitudes toward safe driving and traffic safety, with an emphasis on applicable rules and regulations. Upon successful completion of the classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction, students are able to attain an Illinois State Driver's License.

According to the Illinois School Code 105 ILCS 5/27-24.2: Each student must be enrolled in high school and receive a passing grade in at least eight courses during the previous two semesters prior to enrolling in a driver education course.


DRIVER EDUCATION — BEHIND THE WHEEL

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

FEE

No credit

9, 10, 11, 12

Previous or concurrent enrollment
in the classroom portion

$275

The driving phase of driver education will be offered to students before school or after school and during the summer. To be enrolled in this course, students must have taken the classroom portion of driver education or be concurrently enrolled. This course consists of six hours of behind-the-wheel time with a certified instructor and approximately 12 hours of driving observation. Grades are issued for the course.

Please note that the registration process for BTW has been revised. Only students currently enrolled in Driver Education — Classroom will be allowed to register for BTW. Each semester the school will accept 36 students for BTW instruction. If time permits, and more students can be accommodated, the school may open registration for a limited number of students.


Faculty


Douglas Noyes

Curriculum Leader | Driver Education | EPHS

Nicole Franklin

Teacher | Kinetic Wellness & Driver Education | EPHS

David Miller

Teacher | Kinetic Wellness & Driver Education | EPHS

Michael Smiles

Teacher | Behind the Wheel | EPHS