Registration Nears for Fall Driver Education Program

Huntington High School's driver education program is gearing up.

September 2, 2016

The Huntington School District’s fall driver education program will hold registration for Huntington High School seniors (Class of 2017) and juniors (Class of 2018) on Thursday, September 8 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Registration for sophomores (Class of 2019) and non-residents will be held the following day, Friday, September 10 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. The registration sessions will be held in room 122 – the office of the director of physical education and athletics.

The program is open to any student who will be at least 16 years old by September 12 and who holds a valid learner’s permit, which must be presented the first day of class. There are 70 openings, which will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration fee is $500 for residents ($525 for non-residents). Checks should be made payable to: Huntington High School Driver Education Program.

An application for the program can be downloaded by logging onto the Huntington School District’s website at Go to Menu and then to Resources (on right side top of page) and select Driver Education. Scroll down to Driver Education Documents.

The course will run from September 12 through December 17. Lecture classes will be conducted Monday and Tuesdays. Students must attend both days. Road classes will be held Monday through Saturday. Students must attend one road class each week. The specific hours and days will depend on each student’s schedule. Individual schedules will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis on the day of registration.

Due to the number of days that the district will be closed this fall, program participants should review the course calendar that will be issued at registration for specific lecture and road class dates.

Students may miss a total of three classes. However, these classes must be made up immediately. Once a student misses a fourth class, they will be dropped from the program and will be ineligible for a “blue card” (MV-285). Classes cannot be made up once a new semester has started. “Therefore, it is extremely important that a firm commitment be made as to a student’s attendance,” said Georgia D. McCarthy who directs the program.

Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the program. No refunds will be provided once the program has begun.

To be eligible for an MV-285 “blue card” a student must satisfactorily complete 24 hours of lecture and 24 hours in the car during the fall program.

Call (631) 673-2018 for more information.