Prior to the 1998 school year, Broward County School's Drivers' Education program included both classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction. In 1998, due to budget constraints, a phasing out of the behind-the-wheel component of the program began. Effectively, the Driver's Education programs “physical cars” were replaced with “virtual cars” in the form of computer-based driving simulators. By the year 2000, the Drivers' Education program had totally transitioned to a classroom/simulation-based program.
With the support of the Dori Slosberg Driver Education Safety Act, Broward County Public Schools restructured its Drivers' Education program. The restructured program was piloted at Plantation High School during the summer of 2003. BCPS's Driver's Education program has a fleet of over 90 vehicles and serves over 1,500 students annually.
- Provide a program that ensures the safety of our student drivers
- Mandatory driving in physical cars (not simulators)
- State certification for all instructors
- Provide research and statistics of all student drivers that completed our program
Summer Sessions - 3 Week Course Monday through Wednesday (except for holidays
School Year Sessions - 9 Week Course on Saturdays.
Schedule 2023-2024: Schedule Information
Credit: NO Credit
Morning Session: 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Afternoon Session: 12:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Boyd Anderson HS, Coral Glades HS, Coral Springs HS, Cypress Bay HS, Deerfield Beach HS, Everglades HS, Flanagan HS, McArthur HS, Northeast HS, and Plantation HS.
Instruction Time: 34 Hours. Each class is 225 minutes, where students spend time in the classroom and on the range. Students can miss one class.
Register: Public, Charter & Private School students must register through the website link in the yellow box above.
Description: All sessions are open to students of both public and non-public secondary schools as long as they are at least 15 years of age and live and attend school in Broward County. The program offers the DELAP program, which includes the Restricted License Test and Driver License Test for those who are eligible. Please see Permit and License Testing for more information. We also offer the Drug and Alcohol Class course within our curriculum.
McKay Scholarship: Students on a McKay Scholarship should check with their scholarship coordinator before registering for Driver’s Education. If you enroll in this course, you will be a BCPS student.