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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.

Upcoming Sessions

SUMMER 2019 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 extended to April 22, 2019

Payment Deadline:  May 1, 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 AUTOMATICALLY FAIL THE COURSE.

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!

 

 

 

registration and payment

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  IF YOU WOULD STILL LIKE TO REGISTER FOR EITHER SUMMER SESSION, PLEASE EMAIL driversed@billingsschools.org to check availability.  Please include the school, session, and time (if interested in 1st session).

 

After reviewing the above information regarding the summer sessions, please use the registration button below to register for summer Drivers Ed.  Please be sure to choose the correct session and school.  Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email.  If you do not receive a confirmation email in your inbox or your SPAM, it means your registration did not go through.  Be sure to read each section and hit continue when you are registering until you reach the submit button at the end.

1st session registrants will receive an email with their class assignment and information about the class by May 10, 2019.  If you have not received an email by then, please check your SPAM folder and then contact the Drivers Ed office.

2nd session registrants will receive an email with their class assignment and information about the class by May 17, 2019.  If you have not received an email by then, please check your SPAM folder and then contact the Drivers Ed office.

Once you have registered, you may pay the $265 fee either online using the button below or by mailing or bringing a check/cash or money order to the Drivers Ed office.  Information on payments is below.

REGISTRATION BUTTONS WILL BE AVAILABLE 8:00 AM APRIL 1, 2019 - 3:00PM APRIL 12, 2019. - extended to april 22nd

PAYMENT BUTTONS WILL BE AVAILABLE 8:00AM APRIL 1, 2019 - 3:00PM MAY 1, 2019.

all students who registered for either summer session by the april 22nd deadline will be accepted as long as they meet the age/grade requirements.  there is not a drawing for these sessions!  payment must be received by the deadline of may 1st  in order to secure the school/time requested.

To contact the Drivers Ed Office please email driversed@billingsschools.org or call 281-5074.

 

Summer 2019 Session 2

Summer Session 2 

Students must be born on or before January 8, 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 extended to April 22, 2019

Payment Deadline:  May 1, 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 AUTOMATICALLY FAIL THE COURSE.

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. 

FALL 2019 SESSION

Fall 2019 Session - All dates subject to change

Students must be born on or before March 16, 2005 and be enrolled in grades 9-12 in order to register for the fall 2019 session

IF MORE STUDENTS REGISTER THAN THERE ARE SPOTS, A RANDOM DRAWING WILL BE HELD TO FILL CLASSES

Registration Dates:  August 19 - August 27, 2019

Notification Date:  Students/Parents will be notified by August 29, 2019 whether or not they have a spot in the class.  All notification is by email to the email address entered on the registration form.  If you do not receive an email, please check your SPAM before contacting the Drivers Ed office

Payment Dates:  August 27 - September 6, 2019

Class Dates and Times: September 16 - November 6, 2019 3:15pm - 5:15pm. 

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 AUTOMATICALLY FAIL THE COURSE.

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!

WINTER 2019-2020 SESSION

Winter 2019-2020 Session - All dates subject to change

Students must be born on or before June 2, 2005 and be enrolled in grades 9-12 in order to register for the winter 2019- 2020 session

IF MORE STUDENTS REGISTER THAN THERE ARE SPOTS, A RANDOM DRAWING WILL BE HELD TO FILL CLASSES

Registration Dates:  October 25 - November 4, 2019

Notification Date:  Students/Parents will be notified by November 6th whether or not they have a spot in the class.  All notification is by email to the email address entered on the registration form.  If you do not receive an email, please check your SPAM before contacting the Drivers Ed office

Payment Dates:  November 6 - November 15, 2019

Class Dates and Times: Dec 2, 2019 - February 6, 2020 3:15pm - 5:15pm.  Class will not meet over the Christmas break.

Fee: TBD

 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 AUTOMATICALLY FAIL THE COURSE.

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!

 

SPRING 2020 SESSION

Spring 2020 Session - All dates subject to change

Students must be born on or before August 24, 2005 and be enrolled in grades 9-12 in order to register for the spring 2020 session

IF MORE STUDENTS REGISTER THAn THERE ARE SPOTS, A RANDOM DRAWING WILL BE HELD TO FILL CLASSES

Registration Dates:  Jan 20 - Jan 29, 2020

Notification Date:  Students/Parents will be notified by January 31st whether or not they have a spot in the class.  All notification is by email to the email address entered on the registration form.  If you do not receive an email, please check your SPAM before contacting the Drivers Ed office

Payment Dates:  January 31 - February 11, 2020

Class Dates and Times: February 24 - April 16, 2020 3:15pm - 5:15pm

Fee: TBD

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 AUTOMATICALLY FAIL THE COURSE.

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 1 runs from May 20 - June 28, 2019

 Use the button below to register for the 1st summer session of Drivers Ed at Senior High.

Registration is now closed.  Please email driversed@billingsschools.org to check availability.  Please include the school, session and time you are interested in.

sENIOR hIGH sUMMER sESSION 1 REGISTRATION

Summer Session 2 runs from July 8 - August 8, 2019.

Use the button below to register for the 2nd summer session of Drivers Ed at Senior High.

Registration is now closed.  Please email driversed@billingsschools.org to check availability.  Please include the school, session and time you are interested in.

senior high summer session 2 registrationUse the button below if you wish to pay for either summer session of Drivers Ed at Senior High online

Payment can be made online from 8:00am April 1, 2019 - 3:00pm May 1, 2019.

senior high summer drivers ed payment

Summer Session 1 runs from May 20 - June 28, 2019

 Use the button below to register for the 1st summer session of Drivers Ed at Skyview High.

Registration is now closed.  Please email driversed@billingsschools.org to check availability.  Please include the school, session and time you are interested in.

skyview high summer session 1 registration

Summer Session 2 runs from July 8 - August 8, 2019.

Use the button below to register for the 2nd summer session of Drivers Ed at Skyview High.

Registration is now closed.  Please email driversed@billingsschools.org to check availability.  Please include the school, session and time you are interested in.summer session 2 registration

Use the button below if you wish to pay for either summer session of Drivers Ed at Skyview High online

Payment can be made online from 8:00am April 1, 2019 - 3:00pm May 1, 2019.

skyview high summer drivers ed payment

Summer Session 1 runs from May 20 - June 28, 2019

 Use the button below to register for the 1st summer session of Drivers Ed at West High.


Registration is now closed.  Please email driversed@billingsschools.org to check availability.  Please include the school, session and time you are interested in.west high summer session 1 registration

Summer Session 2 runs from July 8 - August 8, 2019.

Use the button below to register for the 2nd summer session of Drivers Ed at West High.

Registration is now closed.  Please email driversed@billingsschools.org to check availability.  Please include the school, session and time you are interested in.

west high summer session 2 registration

Use the button below if you wish to pay for either summer session of Drivers Ed at West High online

Payment can be made online from 8:00am April 1, 2019 - 3:00pm May 1, 2019.

west high summer drivers ed payment

payment information

In order to pay online for summer Drivers Ed, please use the appropriate button above to access Payschools.  If you wish to pay with a check, cash or money order, please make payable to BPS and mail/bring it to: Billings Public Schools, Attn:  Drivers Ed, 1470 Industrial Ave., Billings, MT 59101

Payment is due no later than 3:00pm May 1, 2019 in order to secure a spot at the time and or school that you choose.

We are unable to accept credit card payments over the phone or in the office.  They may only be made online!

 

ALL STUDENTS WHO REGISTERED FOR EITHER SUMMER SESSION BY THE APRIL 22ND DEADLINE, WHO MEET THE AGE/GRADE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED ALTHOUGH PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE MAY 1ST DEADLINE IN ORDER TO SECURE THE SCHOOL/TIME REQUESTED.