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Driver's Education

​Billings Public Schools is pleased to offer Drivers Education throughout the school year and during the summer.  Although Traffic Education is not a school requirement, it is a requirement of the Montanan Motor Vehicle Division for students who wish to obtain their driver's license prior to the age of 16.  The BPS Drivers Education program strives to provide teen drivers with a foundation that will instill safety, caution and a basic understanding of the laws that govern driving.    Driving, like any other learned skill takes hours and hours of practice.  Drivers Education provides a base of skills and knowledge on which students build by practicing with their parents in order to become proficient drivers.
 

​The BPS Drivers Education  program consists of at least 60 hours of structured learning experiences.  At least 6 hours will be behind the wheel and 6 hours will be in-car observation of another driver.  The driving hours are outside of class time.

Students must be 14 1/2 years old by the first day of the course and enrolled in grades 9-12

Students are allowed up to 3 absences but those absences must be made up at a time scheduled by the instructor.  Missing more than 3 days or failure to attend the make-up class results in failure of the entire course.

Fall Session Dates


During the school year, enrollment often exceeds available spots in the Drivers Ed classes.  For this reason, once registration closes, a random lottery drawing is held to fill the spots. We will not take payments until you have secured a spot in the class.Below are the important dates for the fall session

STUDENTS MUST BE BORN ON OR BEFORE MARCH 17, 2004 IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR THE FALL SESSION

IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO TAKE DRIVERS ED IF A STUDENT IS PARTICIPATING IN AN EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY THAT MEETS OR PRACTICES AFTER SCHOOL ON THE SAME DAYS AS DRIVERS ED!


Registration dates: August 15 - August 28, 2018.  No one will be allowed to register for the fall session after August 28th.

Notification date: September 5, 2018. All students who registered will be notified whether or not their name is drawn for a spot in the class.

Payment date: September 12, 2018. Students whose names are drawn have until Wednesday Sept 12, 2018 to pay the $265.00 fee.  Payments may be made online below between Sept 5 and Sept 12 or by check or cash at the Drivers Ed office, 1470 Industrial Ave. Billings, MT 59101.  If paying by check, please make checks payable to Billings Public Schools.  If payment is not received at the Drivers Ed office by 3:00pm Wednesday Sept. 12th, the student will lose their spot and another name will be drawn!  NO REFUNDS ARE ISSUED, SO PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT THE DATES AND TIMES FIT YOUR SCHEDULE BEFORE PAYING.

​Class dates: The fall session of Drivers Ed will run from Sept 17th - Nov. 7th.  At Senior and West, class will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:15 - 5:15.  At Skyview, class will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 - 5:15.  Instructors will schedule 6 drive times outside of class time for each student.  These will be scheduled before school, after school and on weekends. Students are allowed up to 3 absences but any days missed must be made up at a time scheduled by the instructor.  Missing more than 3 days or failing to attend a make-up session results in failure of the course.

REGISTRATION LINKS WILL BE ACTIVE FROM 8:00AM AUGUST 15TH UNTIL 3:00PM AUGUST 28TH.

PAYMENT LINKS WILL BE ACTIVE FROM 8:00AM SEPTEMBER 5TH UNTIL 3:00PM SEPTEMBER 12TH.


The registration links below will become active when registration opens. Please contact Driver's Education for questions:

406-281-5074

 

Use the button below to register for the fall session of Drivers Ed at Senior High.  The registration link will be active from 8:00am August 15, 2018 until 3:00pm August 28, 2018.

The fall session runs from Sept 17 - Nov 7, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from  3:15 - 5:15 pm.

Senior High Fall Registration

Use the payment button below to pay using a debit/credit card.  Cards cannot be accepted over the phone or at the office - online only!

Senior Payment

Use the button below to register for the fall session of Drivers Ed at Skyview High.  The registration link will be active from 8:00am August 15, 2018 until 3:00pm August 28, 2018.

The fall session runs from Sept 17 - Nov 7, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from  3:15 - 5:15 pm.

Skyview High Fall Registration

Use the payment button below to pay using a debit/credit card.  Cards cannot be accepted over the phone or at the office - online only!

Skyview Payment

​Use the button below to register for the fall session of Drivers Ed at West High.  The registration link will be active from 8:00am August 15, 2018 until 3:00pm August 28, 2018.

The fall session runs from Sept 17 - Nov 7, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from  3:15 - 5:15 pm.

West High Fall Registration

Use the payment button below to pay using a debit/credit card.  Cards cannot be accepted over the phone or at the office - online only!

West Payment

Upcoming Sessions

Winter Session

WINTER SESSION - STUDENTS MUST BE BORN ON OR BEFORE MAY 26, 2004

REGISTRATION - Oct 17, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018

NOTIFICATION - Students will be notified by Nov 6, 2018 whether or not their name has been drawn for a spot in class.

PAYMENT - Payment is due by Nov 14, 2018.

CLASS DATES -  Class will be held  from Nov 26, 2018 until Jan 30, 2019.  Class will not meet over the holiday break.

Spring Session

SPRING SESSION - STUDENTS MUST BE BORN ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 18, 2004.

REGISTRATION - Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 28, 2019

NOTIFICATION - Students will be notified by January 31, 2018 whether or not their name has been drawn for a spot in class.

PAYMENT - Payment is due by February 12, 2019

CLASS DATES - Class will be held from February 18, 2019 until April 11, 2019.