Driver Education is a two-phase program that includes classroom instruction and on-the-road driving. Both phases are closely integrated. Students who enroll in Driver Education for the first time will be exempt from Physical Education during that semester.
The classroom phase is required of every student for graduation. Students will receive a minimum of 30 hours of instruction in the semester. The curriculum includes defensive driving techniques, attitudes and emotions, adverse driving conditions, buying/maintaining/insuring your car, the effects of alcohol and drugs on driving, information included in the Illinois Rules of the Road booklet, and other topics.
In addition to the classroom phase, successful completion of the behind-the-wheel phase is required in order to take the Illinois State Drivers License Exam after reaching age 16. This phase of the course will include six hours of in-the car, on-the-road driving.