The driver’s seat is waiting for you! Get behind the wheel with our personal, in-car driving lessons. Professional, patient and certified driving instructors are ready to teach you how to drive. Students drive in residential, rural, and downtown settings. This is a Department of Education approved in-car driving program.
Our instructors are able to offer the PA Driver's License Test as part of the 6 hours of in-car instruction.
For SCASD students 16 years of age and older who hold a valid PA Learner’s Permit, Community Education offers six (6) hours of in-car instruction. A vehicle is provided for lessons only and instruction is scheduled by appointment. The fee is $300.
Driver Education FAQ
1. Does my State High student need to complete the in-class theory component prior to registering for in-car instruction?
Yes, the theory portion is required PRIOR to registration.
2. What times are available for instruction?
Throughout the school year, instructors are available most days after school and on weekends. During the summer, an instructor is typically available Monday through Friday from 8 AM – 4 PM with some evening hours. Plan on registering your student 6-8 weeks prior to your intended start date. Keep in mind, depending on your student's availability and openings in our instructors' schedules, it can take several weeks to complete instruction.
3. When should I register my high school student? He just got his permit, is it too soon?
Some students prefer to drive with our instructors early in their permit period while others prefer to do instruction leading up to their testing eligibility date. As long as they have their permit, it's not too early to begin instruction with us.
4. Do I have to turn in a log of the 65 hours?
Prior to testing, we require you to sign a Certification Form in the presence of an instructor stating your child has had 65 hours as mandated. The 6 hours a student drives with us counts toward the 65 hours.
5. When can my child test?
Students are eligible to test 6 months after obtaining their permit, NOT 6 months after their 16th birthday, and once the 65 hours of supervised driving have been completed. Their eligibility date is on the permit.
6. Does my student have to test with you?
No, students do not have to test with us. If you choose to test in Pleasant Gap, your student will complete 6 hours of instruction with us.
7. Will my insurance company offer a discount if my student does the in-car instruction?
You will need to contact your insurance company directly. At the conclusion of this course, each student is issued a Certificate of Completion, which many insurance companies require if they do offer discounts.
8. My student is eligible for a Senior License, but I need to obtain the tester's signature. How do I go about doing that?
Contact our office at (814) 231-1062 during business hours and we will give you
the instructor's cell phone number. You will need to contact them to arrange a time
to meet at the High School North driving range in order for them to sign the form.
For more information from the PA DOT regarding a Senior License, click here.
9. I'm an adult student, can I still take the in-car instruction?
Yes! While we are unable to test adult students, you may still register for the 6 hours of instruction for $300.
Last Modified on May 2, 2013