General Information

A state-approved Driver Education course is offered at McQuaid Jesuit three times a year.  Registration is open to anyone age 16 or over with a valid learner's permit.  The cost for the course is $520.  Successful completion of the course will result in students receiving the MV-285 Certificate of Completion certificate issued by the State of New York Education Department.

Eligibility

Students must meet the following criteria to enroll in the class:

  • Currently enrolled in a high school
  • Sixteen years old by the start of the session
  • Permission from parent or guardian (signed Confirmation Letter brought to first class)
  • Learner's Permit or Operator's License (brought to first class)
  • Commit to 24 hours of theory and 24 hours of driving in accordance with the attached schedule

Schedule

There will be one physical car with up to seven different road groups depending on enrollment. Each road group contains 4 students and will be on the road for at least 16 sessions. Each session lasts 60 or 90 minutes for a total of 24 hours. Road group selection will be made at time of registration. There are 16 theory classes scheduled for a total of 24 hours. ALL students must attend ALL theory classes.

Driver Education Attendance Policy: New York State requires 24 hours of classroom instruction, 18 hours of road observation and 6 hours of wheel time before a MV-285 certificate can be issued. Students need to be present for every class and their car times on the calendar to receive their certificate. In the event of class or car being canceled by the instructor the class or car will be made up at a later date before the close of the semester at the school's expense. The instructor will contact parents by phone regarding the cancelation. If a student misses class or car for any other reason, a make up class will need to be scheduled with the instructor. There is an additional fee for make up classes. The fee is $20 per make-up session per student. With one student the the minimum make-up fee is $40 per class. A student must make up their missed class or classes before the close of the semester in which the program started per NYS law. If a student does not make up the classes before the end of the semester the program certificate and fee are forfeit.

Textbook

The text book, Responsible Driving, may be borrowed from McQuaid Jesuit and will be distributed during the first theory class.

Note: It is expected that all students will conduct themselves appropriately. Dismissal of a student for inappropriate behavior is completely at the discretion of the instructor.

Registration

There are 28 seats available in the 1st and 2nd semester sessions. There are 20 seats available for each of the two summer sessions. These seats will be filled by lottery. To be included in the lottery, please complete the online registration form no later than 8 a.m. by the due date. Seats will be assigned by noon that day, and assignments will be posted on the Student News Bulletin Board.

Registration

  • Complete the online registration form
  • Online Payment of $520 (if you prefer not to pay with a credit card, print out the confirmation registration and bring it and cash or check payable to: McQuaid Jesuit to the Academics Office no later than 8 a.m. on the due date indicated)
  • Must be able to commit to all scheduled theory classes and selected road car driving schedule (Please read the complete schedule very carefully as days and times may rotate!)
  • There will be no refunds after registration unless the class is canceled

First Semester Session

The first semester session runs from September through January (about 11 weeks). Classes run Monday through Saturday. Theory classes are held Saturday mornings. Driving sessions are one day per week after school or Saturday mornings. Car numbers designate which days and times the car goes out. Please read the complete schedule thoroughly.

First Semester Session - Saturday, September 10, 2016 through Saturday, January 14, 2017

Registration Forms must be submitted online no later than 8 a.m. on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. 
Payment is due by Friday, September 9th.

Registration is now closed.

CLICK HERE for a PDF of the Car and Class Schedule Not currently available

 

Second Semester Session

The second semester session runs from February through January (about 11 weeks). Classes run Monday through Saturday. Theory classes are geberally held Saturday mornings. Driving sessions are generally one day per week after school or Saturday mornings. Car numbers designate which days and times the car goes out. Please read the complete schedule thoroughly. There is one Friday afternoon Theory Class; Car 4 and Car 5 have occasional morning drive times; Car 6 has one Friday drive time.

Second Semester Session - Saturday, January 28, 2017 through Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Registration Forms must be submitted online no later than 8 a.m. Friday, January 13, 2017 
Registration is now closed.

Payment is due by Friday, January 20th.

CLICK HERE for a PDF of the Car and Class Schedule

 

Summer Sessions

There are two driver ed sessions offered during the summer. The first session runs from mid-June to late July (about 5 weeks). The second session runs from late July to mid-August. Classes are Monday through Friday. There are four theory classes and four driving days per week. Car numbers designate which days and times the car goes out. Please read the complete schedule thoroughly!  There is one Saturday Class / Drive Time in each session.

First Session - Monday, June 12 through Friday, July 7, 2017 
Second Session - Monday, July 10 through Friday, August 4, 2017

Registration Forms for Session 1 must be submitted online no later than 8 a.m. Friday, May 1, 2017

Registration Forms for Session 2 must be submitted online no later than 8 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2017

Payment is due by Friday, June 2, 2017

CLICK HERE for a PDF of the Car and Class Schedule

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