This is a complete, professionally taught Driver Education Course that will provide all students with a comprehensive introduction to the driving experience. At the end of all sessions, students will have  received 24 hours of classroom instruction and 24 hours of in- the- car driving related to “rules of the road”, traffic safety concerns, defensive driving, proper handling of vehicle, parking, driving in traffic and problems of substance abuse as related to driving. 

Students who complete the program with a passing grade of 65 in each category will receive the Certificate of Completion, the opportunity of senior driver’s license (Class 5) at age 17, and an insurance reduction according to the policies of your insurance carrier. 

Please note: As space is limited, in order to register for this session you must have reached the age of 16 by January 9, 2009.   Please review the dates of the program to be certain that you will be available to attend all sessions.  If you must have a particular time/day because of a work schedule, please note this on the application. We will try to accommodate your request. We place students by birth order except for those enrolled in a work-study program.  Only 48 spaces are available and are distributed by birth date order, oldest first. Students must have a Learner's Permit or Junior License to register

Cost: $375 - Please include check or money order payable to West Islip School District.

Refund & Returned Check Policy: If a student cannot be accommodated because classes are filled, all monies will be returned or refunded.  No tuition refund will be authorized after the first day of classes.  Checks will not be deposited or returned until after the program has begun.

Absences/Make Ups: The New York State Education Department Guidelines for Driver and Traffic Safety Education require a minimum of 24 clock hours of classroom instruction (lecture) and 24 clock hours of laboratory (in-car) instruction.  This means that a student must attend all 48 hours of the program in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.  No Absences are Permitted.  Check the schedule to be certain that absences will not occur.

How to Register:

  • Complete the Registration Form

  • Check dates to insure absences will not occur. Attendance is mandatory

  • Include a check for $375 made payable to West Islip School District

  • Be sure to make selections of Lecture and Driving Classes above the Registration Form

  • Parent/Guardian must sign Consent at the bottom of the Registration Form

The course is offered 3 times a year - September, January & July. Applications may be picked up in the High School Main Office or Guidance.