ATTENTION: SPRING Drivers Education Changes
Hello parent/guardian: If your student is registered in the upcoming Driver Education course, 106001-S20D with instructor Jerry Johnson, scheduled to begin on April 14th. With the COVID-19 and all schools closed at this time, we have made the decision to postpone this class to the following dates: Monday – Friday, May 11th – May 27th, no class on May 25th Memorial Day, 5:30 – 8PM. Note that we’re in discussions with the South Dakota Driver Education Association regarding acceptable protocols for distance learning in the 30-hours of classroom time in case the school does not reopen. We will keep you updated as the dates get closer. Thank you
Summer Drivers Education Classes
Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and closures, registration for SUMMER Drivers Education has been postponed to be re-evaluated May 1st. We plan to post class schedules at the end of April but this is subject to change as information continues to change. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Driver’s Education

Welcome to Drivers Education! We’re looking forward to serving your student. The State of SD requires that every driver education student complete 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of driving instruction with an 80% or higher grade in each area, in order to successfully complete this course. Failure to meet this minimum standard will disallow the student from receiving the Driver Education Certificate of Completion, which will result in the student having to take the written and/or driving test at a SD driver license exam station. The course cost is $299, payable upon registration. Two weeks prior to class, the parent/guardian will receive specific details regarding the class via the email address they provide at registration.

  • The dates shown for each class is the 30-hours of classroom. The 6-hours drive time is scheduled outside of the classroom, implementing the buddy system (2 students in the vehicle). Accommodating the instructor/student schedules means this portion could take several months to complete.
  • Once driving schedules are established, students are required to attend their sessions, with NO exception to this policy, except an emergency.
  • It is strongly recommended and preferred the student have their Instructional Permit prior to the driving portion, allowing them to legally practice driving, increase comfort level behind the wheel and promote proper paperwork for future licensing.
  • Benefits of the course include: waiver of 90-days of 180-day Instruction Permit holding period, no testing at the DMV upon successful completion, guided practice with State certified instructors, and insurance discounts at most major companies.