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.
WINTER 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 winter session.
STUDENTS MUST BE BORN ON OR BEFORE MAY 26, 2004 IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR THE WINTER 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: October 17, 2018 at 8:00am - October 31, 2018 at 3:00pm. No one will be allowed to register for the winter session before or after those dates and times.
Notification date: November 6, 2018. All students who registered will be notified whether or not their name is drawn for a spot in the class. If your name is drawn and you decide not to take the class, please notify the Drivers Ed office in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org so that another name can be drawn.
Payment deadline: November 14, 2018. Students whose names are drawn have until 3:00pm Wednesday Nov 14, 2018 to pay the $265.00 fee. Payments may be made online below between Nov. 6 and Nov 14 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 Nov 14th , 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 winter session of Drivers Ed will run from Nov 26, 2018 through Jan 30, 2019. 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. Class will not meet during the Christmas break but if students are available, drives may be scheduled. 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 OCTOBER 17TH UNTIL 3:00PM OCTOBER 31ST.
PAYMENT LINKS WILL BE ACTIVE FROM 8:00AM NOVEMBER 6TH UNTIL 3:00PM NOVEMBER 14TH.
Registration for the winter session is closed. Parents/Students will be notified by November 6, 2018 whether or not their name is drawn for class.
Payment links will be available as soon as students are notified whether their name was drawn for the class.
The winter session runs from Nov. 26, 2018 - Jan 30, 2019, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:15 - 5:15 pm.
Senior High WINTER PAYMENT
Use the payment button below to pay the $265.00 fee for the winter session of Drivers Ed at Senior High
The winter session runs from Nov 26, 2018 - Jan 30, 2019, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 - 5:15 pm.
Skyview High WINTER PAYMENT
Use the payment button below to pay the $265.00 fee for the winter session of Drivers Ed at Skyview High.
The winter session runs from Nov 26, 2018 - Jan 30, 2018, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:15 - 5:15 pm.
West High WINTER PAYMENT
Use the payment button below to pay the $265.00 fee for the winter session of Drivers Ed at West High.west payment
SPRING SESSION - STUDENTS MUST BE BORN ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 18, 2004.
REGISTRATION - Jan 15, 2019 - Jan 24, 2019
NOTIFICATION - Students will be notified by January 28, 2019 whether or not their name has been drawn for a spot in class.
PAYMENT - Payment is due by February 6, 2019
CLASS DATES - Class will be held from February 18, 2019 until April 11, 2019.