Summer Driver’s Education, July 8-Aug.14

BH-BL Offers Summer Driver’s Education

Registration Due July 5

BH-BL’s Summer Driver Education program runs from Monday, July 8 through Friday, August 14. Parents/guardians can apply for their child to be enrolled by completing the online application by Friday, July 5, 2024. [Click here to access the online application/Google Form]

We require that all students have a valid New York State Learner’s Permit or Driver’s License (a copy is required with the registration application) in order to be eligible for enrollment into the program. Students will be accepted based on their grade (seniors first, and juniors next), and then by birthdate. Students must bring their tuition payment ($300 check, made payable to BH-BL Schools) to the Main Office prior to the opening meeting. 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.

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. In this short time, we cannot hope to make the student an accomplished driver, so we will need your 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. A student-driving log will be provided for you to initial at home. 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 will be held on Monday, July 8, at 8 a.m. with the instructors in the Spartan LGI Room at the high school to discuss the Driver Education program expectations and procedures. Class assignments and the remainder of the schedule will be discussed at this time so 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.

Your help and cooperation is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call Assistant High School Principal Neil Estrade at 518-399-9141 ext. 83302.