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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.

SPRING 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 spring session.

STUDENTS MUST BE BORN ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 18, 2004 IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR THE SPRING 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:  January 15, 2019 at 8:00am - January 24, 2019 at 3:00pm.  No one will be allowed to register for the spring session before or after those dates and times.

Notification date: January 28, 2019. All students who registered will be notified by email at the email address you provide on the registration form, whether or not their name is drawn for a spot in the class.  If you do not receive an email by 12:00 pm on the 28th, please check your SPAM folder.  If it is not there please contact the Drivers Ed office at 281-5074.   If your name is drawn and you decide not to take the class, please notify the Drivers Ed office in writing at driversed@billingsschools.org so that another name can be drawn.

Payment deadline: February 6, 2019. Students whose names are drawn have until  3:00pm Wednesday Feb 6, 2019 to pay the $265.00 fee.  Payments may be made online below between Jan 28th  and Feb 6th  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 Feb 6th, 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 spring session of Drivers Ed will run from February 18, 2019 - April 11. 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.  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 JANUARY 15, 2019 UNTIL 3:00PM JANUARY 24, 2019.


PAYMENT LINKS WILL BE ACTIVE FROM 8:00AM JANUARY 28, 2019 UNTIL 3:00PM FEBRUARY 6, 2019.


REGISTRATION FOR THE SPRING SESSION IS NOW OPEN UNTIL  3:00PM JANUARY 24, 2019. 

PARENT/STUDENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL NO LATER THAN JANUARY 28TH  ABOUT ACCEPTANCE INTO THE SPRING SESSION.  IF YOU DO NOT SEE AN EMAIL FROM driversed@billingsschools.org, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM.

PLEASE DO NOT PAY FOR DRIVERS ED UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED THAT YOU HAVE A SPOT IN THE CLASS.

 

406-281-5074

 

The spring session runs from Feb. 18, 2019 - Apr 11, 2019, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from  3:15 - 5:15 pm.

Senior High SPRING REGISTRATION

Use the registration button below to register for the spring session of Drivers Ed at Senior High

 

The registration button will only work from 8:00am Jan. 15th through 3:00pm Jan 24th 

The spring session runs from Feb 18, 2019 - Apr 11, 2019, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from  3:15 - 5:15 pm.

Skyview High SPRING REGISTRATION

Use the registration button below to register for the spring session of Drivers Ed at Skyview High.

The registration button will only work from 8:00am Jan. 15th through 3:00pm Jan 24th.

The spring session runs from Feb 18, 2019 - Apr 11, 2019, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from  3:15 - 5:15 pm.

West High SPRING REGISTRATION

Use the registration button below to register for the spring session of Drivers Ed at West High.west REGISTRATION

The registration button will only work from 8:00am Jan 15th through 3:00pm Jan 24th.

Upcoming Sessions

SUMMER SESSION 1

Summer Session 1 

Students must be born on or before November 20, 2004 and be enrolled in grades 9-12 for the 2019-2020 school year in order to register for the 1st session of summer Drivers Ed.

ALL STUDENTS WHO REGISTER AND PAY BY THE DEADLINES WILL BE PLACED IN A CLASS AS LONG AS THEY MEET THE AGE AND GRADE REQUIREMENTS.

Registration Dates:  April 1, 2019 - April 12, 2019

Payment Deadline:  April 30, 2019

Class Dates and Times: May 20, 21, 23, 28 and June 3 - June 28.

Classes will meet from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm on May 20, 21, 23, 28, June 3, 4 & 5.  After that they will meet at the time you choose at registration.  The choices are from 8:00 am - 10:00 am or  10:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Classes meet Monday - Friday in June.

8th grade students will be bused from the BPS middle schools to the high schools on May 20, 21, 23 & 28.  Transportation after class and  during June is the responsibility of the student/parent.

Fee:  $265.00

The fee may be paid with a credit/debit card online using the link below the registration link for each high school or with a check/cash by mail or in person at the Drivers Ed office.  Please make checks payable to Billings Public Schools and mail or bring them to 1470 Industrial Ave Billings, MT 59101 (across the street from Fireside Lanes bowling alley).  Card payments are only accepted online.  We have no way of taking a card payment over the phone or at the office.

Students will drive 6 times outside of class time at times scheduled with the instructor.

Students are allowed 3 absences during the session which must be made up.  If a student misses more than 3 classes or fails to attend the make-up session scheduled by the instructor they will fail the class.

NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED SO PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT DRIVERS ED FITS YOUR SCHEDULE AND THAT YOU WON'T HAVE MORE THAN 3 ABSENCES DURING THE SESSION BEFORE REGISTERING AND PAYING FOR IT!

 

 

 

Summer Session 2

Summer Session 2 

Students must be born on or before January 9, 2005 and be enrolled in grades 9-12 for the 2019-2020 school year in order to register for the 2nd session of summer Drivers Ed.

ALL STUDENTS WHO REGISTER AND PAY BY THE DEADLINES WILL BE PLACED IN A CLASS AS LONG AS THEY MEET THE AGE AND GRADE REQUIREMENTS.

Registration Dates:  April 1, 2019 - April 12, 2019

Payment Deadline:  April 30, 2019

Class Dates and Times: July 8, 2019 - August 8, 2019

Classes will meet from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Monday - Friday

Fee:  $265.00

The fee may be paid with a credit/debit card online using the link below the registration link for each high school or with a check/cash by mail or in person at the Drivers Ed office.  Please make checks payable to Billings Public Schools and mail or bring them to 1470 Industrial Ave Billings, MT 59101 (across the street from Fireside Lanes bowling alley).  Card payments are only accepted online.  We have no way of taking a card payment over the phone or at the office.

Students will drive 6 times outside of class time at times scheduled with the instructor.

Students are allowed 3 absences during the session which must be made up.  If a student misses more than 3 classes or fails to attend the make-up session scheduled by the instructor they will fail the class.

NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED SO PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT DRIVERS ED FITS YOUR SCHEDULE AND THAT YOU WON'T HAVE MORE THAN 3 ABSENCES DURING THE SESSION BEFORE REGISTERING AND PAYING FOR IT!

 

 

Adult Drivers Ed

Billings Public Schools offers 2 Drivers Ed courses for adults.  A classroom based class to study for and take the written portion of the Driver's license exam and a behind the wheel course to practice driving in preparation for the driving portion of the Driver's license exam.  Please see the descriptions below and visit the Community Ed website for more information about dates, times and cost.  The link is below:

Community Education - Adult Drivers Ed

 

Drivers Education for Adults classroom Description:

This class is for students over 18 years of age who want help studying for and taking the written portion of the Montana test to obtain a driver's license. It consists of 4 two hour sessions to prepare for the test which will be given the final session. If the student passes the test, they will receive a Learner's License which allows them to practice driving with any licensed driver over the age of 18. It is not necessary for those over 18 to obtain a Learner's License. They may take the written and driving test at the DMV at the same time in order to get a full privilege license. This course may be taken in conjunction with the Behind the Wheel course but does not have to be.

Drivers Education for Adults Behind the Wheel Description:

This class is for students over 18 years of age who would like behind the wheel driving instruction before taking the driving portion of the Montana test to obtain a driver's license. It will consist of 6 one-hour sessions of instruction in different scenarios including, residential driving, two-lane highway driving, interstate driving and high-traffic area driving. This course may be taken in conjunction with the Learner's License course but does not have to be.