Summer Driver Education Program Enrollment Ends June 2

BH-BL’s Summer Driver Ed Program, July 5-Aug. 18

Parents/guardians can apply for their child to be enrolled by completing the online application by Friday, June 2.

BH-BL require all students have a valid New York State Learner’s Permit or Driver’s License (a copy is required with the registration application) to be eligible for enrollment.

Students will be accepted based on their grade (seniors first, and juniors next), and then by birthdate. Students must bring their tuition payment of $300 (checks can be made payable to BH-BL Schools) to the Main Office prior to the opening meeting on July 5. At the initial meeting, payment will be processed for any students enrolled in the program, and checks will be returned to any students who are unable to be admitted for this session.

What to expect from this program

Enrolled students receive:

  • 24 hours of classroom instruction (in a 1.5 hour theory class once a week after school),
  • 18 hours of in-car observation and
  • 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction (in a 1.5 hour driving class once a week after school).
  • Attendance at all classes is mandatory to meet these New York State requirements. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete for the course.
  • A student-driving log will be provided for you to initial at home. In this short time, we cannot hope to make the student an accomplished driver, so we will need parental/guardian assistance in providing at least 20 hours of supervised driving time for your child in your family car. An additional 30 hours will be needed prior to obtaining their senior license at age 17.
  • Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be issued an MV285 certificate. One portion of the certificate goes to DMV, allowing the student to schedule a road test or to obtain a senior license at age 17. The other portion of the certificate is to be presented to your automobile insurance company to obtain any applicable premium discounts.

The first class and opening meeting for all students is Wednesday, July 5 at 8 a.m. with the instructors in the Lower cafeteria at the High School. This is where the Driver Education program expectations and procedures will be discussed. Class assignments and the remainder of the schedule will be discussed at this time as wellso attendance at this meeting is mandatory for all students. Please also ensure that your child is prepared with his/her permit/license, as some students will be driving that day following the meeting.


Contact Assistant High School Principal & Driver’s Ed Program Coordinator Neil Estrada at or 518-399-9141 ext. 83302.