Welcome to the Teen Driver Education Program.
The certified Driver Education program is for high school students who meet TEA and CHS (or home high school) guidelines for attendance and are eligible to receive a VOE from their home high school. If you have any concerns regarding your student's ability to receive a VOE, please check with your high school Registrar prior to starting the class. We offer both Classroom and Behind-The-Wheel Instruction to high school students. You can use the links on the left to register online or contact us if you need help!
For more information, please contact:
- Steps to Getting your Driver's License
- Parent Information
- Course Schedule
- Register for Class
- Impact Texas Teen Driver ITTD Course
- Quick Links and Forms
- Complete 32 hours of coursework in the classroom
- If you choose the Concurrent Method, you can go to the DPS to test for your Learner's Permit after the first 6 hours of class. If you choose the Block Method, you will wait until all 32 hours have been completed to test for the Learner's Permit.
- After you receive your Learner's Permit, you can begin practicing with your parents and logging time on the 30 Hour Practice Log. This log is not the driving instruction, it is practice only.
- After you have completed the classroom, driving, and practice times, you will need to take the ITTD Course course and print the certificate. The ITTD course must be completed no more than 90 days prior to your Driver's License testing appointment.
- You must hold your Learner's Permit for 6 months, be at least 16, complete all 32 hours of classroom instruction, complete all 14 hours of driving instruction, complete all 30 hours of practice with an adult, complete the ITTD course and print the certificate, prior to testing for your Driver's License.
- Test at the DPS or third party testing site for your Driver's License.
Your student will need your help, guidance and active participation to fully complete their driving training. The formal classroom and behind the wheel training is just the start to their journey behind the wheel of a vehicle. Teens have distractions when driving that we never had when we were learning to drive. Cell phones are the number one distraction for all of us these days, so please model putting your cell phone away when driving and insist your student does the same. Your student will have information overload with Drivers Ed, so try and ask them daily what they are learning and what they need to share with you. Please read the following information and watch for the form your student will be bringing home for you to sign, stating that you understand and agree with everything. Important note: We have a backlog of students waiting to drive. At this time, your student will not be able to drive while concurrently taking the classroom instruction. There could be as much as a 4 month wait for drive times and the wait time could change.
Students must attend all classes, there are no excused absences. We include 2 make-up days (4 hours) in the price of the course, but if your student misses more than 2 days, you will be charged $25 per hour to complete their make-up hours.
If a student misses more than 5 days of Drivers Ed classes, they will be dropped from the program, unless there are extenuating circumstances and prior arrangements are made.
Students must complete all work and pass each assignment with a grade of 70 or above.
We have a zero-tolerance policy for discipline issues. Students will be removed from the class for bad behavior.
Cell phones are not allowed to be used during class without teacher permission.
Students have a 10 minute break during class and are expected to remain in designated areas and return to class promptly.
Students must enter and exit through the double doors at the end of the hall. Parents will pick up/drop off students in the Student Parking lot. Students are not allowed to enter/exit the main CHS entry, even if it is raining.
Typically, we do not hold class on CISD holidays, but check with your student. Schedules will be covered during class.
The DPS requires an appointment for testing for the Learner's Permit and is booking several months out at this time. Please go online early (DPS Scheduler) and make an appointment anytime after the first 3 sessions (6 hours). You may take your student to any DPS location, so check surrounding areas for appointments. If you aren't satisfied with the appointment date you reserved, continue checking the site frequently because new appointments are added often.
DRIVING INSTRUCTION INFORMATION
Students may start their 30 hour log sheet once they obtain their permit. The practice log is NOT the driving instruction. Students are expected to practice driving skill sets learned during behind the wheel instruction.
Cell phones are not allowed during driving instruction.
We have a backlog of students waiting to drive, so we can't rush your student into driving instruction, or out of driving instruction. We expect students to practice for several days between drive times. In addition, our instructors do not drive every day.
You will be charged a $25 no-show fee if your student fails to show up for a scheduled drive, or if you cancel less than 24 hours prior to a scheduled drive time. There are other students scheduled to drive with your student and everyone is inconvenienced in the event of a no-show.
Prior to starting the in-car instruction, students need to be comfortable accelerating, braking, cornering, etc. in a parking lot. If the instructor isn't comfortable taking them on the street, then they won't. We only have 7 hours with your student behind the wheel, so we need to make every minute count.
Students are expected to practice driving skills learned during in-car instruction. Driving appointments with the instructor are intentionally scheduled several days apart so students have time to practice and master skills while driving with parents in between drive times.
We are transitioning to an online scheduling program, Schedule 2 Drive (S2D), as we start to utilize online scheduling we will send out information to parents. We will only post appointment times 3 weeks out to avoid cancellations on our part.
All 32 hours of classroom instruction and all 14 hours of driving instruction must be completed prior to testing.
The DPS road test is not part of the CISD instruction. You may test at any DPS location, or a third-party testing site. The DPS requires an appointment for the road test, so please schedule early if you want to test at the DPS (DPS Scheduler).
The CISD-certified Driver Education program is for high school students who meet TEA and CHS (or home high school) guidelines for attendance and are eligible to receive a VOE from their home high school. If you have any concerns regarding your student's ability to receive a VOE, please verify prior to starting the class.
Location: CHS, Room A1705
Location: CHS, Room A1705
Sign up early, the Classroom option can fill up! The maximum class size is 36 students.
Course Options: (Choose one when registering)
The 14 hours of required in-car driving instruction are scheduled for groups of 2 students. Students must be 15 years old, obtain a learner's permit and pay the driving fee before instruction can be scheduled. **Students who “no-show” to scheduled driving instruction can incur a $25 penalty.
CHS Days: Schedule with the instructor
****Please be prepared to drive with your student after they have obtained their learner's permit. Students who have little or no driving experience prior to driving with our instructor are at a disadvantage and may not master all areas of driving without additional practice. Parents must also drive with their student for an additional 30 hours (10 hours at night) before a student can obtain a Driver’s License.
Please read carefully.
Students must attend 32 hours of class. If a class is missed a make-up session must be attended, however, only 2 make-up sessions are included in the cost of registration. Any student needing to make up more than 2 classes, must first have instructor approval and must pay $50 per make-up class.
Click here for a download of theDriver Education Registration Form
We do not have online payment at this time. You may call Sally Nolen, 817-202-1181 to pay with a card over the phone, or you can come to Central Office on Ridgeway to make payment. If the class begins to fill up, we will not hold a spot for your student until we receive payment.
ITTD is a separate course required by the State and must be completed no more than 90 days prior to the student taking the driving test. ITTD should be completed after both the classroom and behind the wheel instruction. Students should be able to take the course on their school Chromebook but will need to print the certificate when they have completed the course. Cleburne High School students may take the course, or print the certificate, in the Library during lunch or after school.
If you are age 16-17, visit ITTD for Teens