McQuaid Jesuit

Registration for the 2nd Semester of  Driver Education will open at 8 a.m. on Monday, December 4, 2017.  The Class Schedule has been posted on the website. Each online registration is time stamped. Only the first 24 completed online registrations can be accepted. Car placement will be by lottery. Registration will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018 but may close earlier if the maximum number of registrations has been met. 

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 24 seats available in the 1st and 2nd semester sessions. There are 20 seats available for each of the two summer sessions. Registration for each session will open at the announced date and time. Once there are the maximum number of registrations completed online, the registration period will close.  Car assignments will be filled by lottery and a confirmation email sent. 

  • 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 16, 2017 through Saturday, January 20, 2018

 Registration is now closed.

Payment is due by Friday, September 8th.

CLICK HERE for a PDF of the Car and Class Schedule

 

Second Semester Session

The second semester session runs from January through May (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. 

Second Semester Session - Saturday January 27, 2018 through Thursday, May 31, 2018

Registration has now CLOSED. The maximun number of participants has been met. 

Payment is due by Friday, January 19, 2018.

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!  

First Session - TBA
Second Session - TBA

Registration  for Session 1 is now closed

Registration Forms for Session 2 is now closed

Payment is due by TBA

CLICK HERE for a PDF of the Car and Class Schedule