WHY TAKE DRIVER'S EDUCATION?
Every year 1 out of every 9 licensed drivers will have a collision. In a collaborative effort to ensure that new drivers are well educated and well prepared, educators, students and parents are supporting the step-by-step experience building process in becoming safe drivers. One step of that process is driver education.
In addition to basic driving skills, students discuss the effects of alcohol and drugs on drivers, distractions while driving, assessing and managing driving risk and consequences of choices you make as a driver and passenger.
All these skills and knowledge are reinforced with the actual driving time, observations and use of simulators. Driver education is not just the business of driving a car, but how to be a safe and responsible driver that is capable of making life saving decisions.
The Gwinnett programs include:
- 30 hours of classroom instruction
- 6 hours of driving time
- 6 hours of observation
During the twelve hours of driving and observation, the instructor documents exactly the experience each student receives on various highways, interstate, parking etc.
In 2005 the General Assembly passed Senate 226 also known as Joshua's Law. Effective January 1, 2007 all 16 year olds that apply for a class D license must complete an approved driver education course and 40 hours of supervised driving with 6 of those hours at night. If this requirement is not met, the student must wait until he or she is 17 years old.
The new driving laws encourage parents to take an active role in their children's driver education.
Behind the Wheel Driving Program
Are you seeking additional Driving time? Mill Creek Community School offers the "Behind the Wheel" program for additional supervised driving time.
PLEASE CALL 678-714-5855 for more information
It is the responsibility of the parents to provide transportation for the student to and from driving appointments. The student will be contacted by a Mill Creek Driver Ed Instructor to arrange driving dates and times. The telephone number for Mill Creek Community School is 678-714-5855.
The Community School’s liability insurance follows the car and provides the maximum coverage possible ($500,000/person/accident/property). Parents and/or guardians of students who operate a Gwinnett County Public Schools’ driver’s education vehicle may incur personal liability in some driver-at-fault accidents. Each instructor is certified by the DDS. Mill Creek Community School is licensed by the DDS in accordance with Title 43-13-1.
How to Sign Up
The price of Driver's Education Class is $345.00. Included is 30 hrs of classroom instruction, 6 hrs driving and 6 hrs driving observation.
UPCOMING DRIVER'S EDUCATION SESSIONS
We are hoping to provide more information on future Driver's Education Classes soon.
Please continue to watch our website.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.
The Driver Education registration for April 24th & May 4th has been refunded.
Your refund was processed on Monday, April 13th.
The Driver Education registration for May 26 has been refunded.
Your refund was processed on Wednesday, April 20th.
All certificates for the February 24th Driver Education Class have been emailed.
If you have not received your certificate, please email 643.CommunitySchool@gcpsk12.org.
We do not have any updates on when Driver Education Classes will resume.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.
Regardless of how you make payment, Driver's Education contract (see below) and a copy of learner's permit are required before class begins. Driver's Education contracts CAN NOT be mailed, faxed or emailed. The Driver Education Contract and a copy of learner's ARE necessary to attend the class. Please complete the contract in BLUE ink only
To register online: Go to www.MyPaymentsPlus.com
- Go to Community School
- Go to Mill Creek Community School
- All of the classes are listed.
To register in person: all checks are to be made payable to Mill Creek Community School.
Below is the link to the Driver's Education Contract. Click on the link and complete.
- Go to Community School