Driver's Education

Hands at the wheel of a car.
  • Classes for the Winter/Spring Driver's Ed 2023 are currently full. We apologize if you were not able to register for our Winter/ Spring program.  Please check back in May for more information on our summer programs.

    There will be no permit or license testing for the Winter/Spring 2023 program. For students that wish to get tested at a later day, the current plan is to have a “make-up” testing day for students on a Saturday, hopefully in May. Once the “make-up” day is finalized, students will be notified via e-mail, and the date will be posted on the website.

     

    Registration Helpful Hints: 

    1-Must be 15 years of age on or before the first class (January 21st for Winter/Spring session.)       

    2-Use Chrome or Firefox not Safari.  Must use a PC (will not work on Apple devices)

    3-Disable pop-up blockers in Chrome or Disable pop-up blockers in Firefox 

    4-Must register through the link in the yellow box above.

    5-Registration fills up fast! In order to secure a seat, make sure to register as close to 7:30 AM on January 11th. More details on how to register can be found here: Registration Information

    6-You will not be able to register until January 11th, 2023 at 7:30 AM.  HOWEVER, it is highly suggested to do a "practice run" by clicking on the registration link and following the instructions for registering found on the Registration Information page.

     

    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 Driver's Education program has a fleet of over 90 vehicles and serves over 1,500 students annually.


    Goals

    • 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


Course Options


  • Duration: 9 Week Course on Saturdays during the school year,  3 Week Course Monday through Thursday during the summer.

    Schedule: View the upcoming classes.

    Credit: NO Credit

    Class Times: Winter/Spring 2023 

                         Session 1: 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM

                         Session 2: 12:15 PM - 4:00 PM

    SCHOOLS: Winter/Spring 2023 

    Schools with Session 1 ONLY: Boyd Anderson HS and Flanagan HS.

    Schools with BOTH Session 1 and Session 2: Coral Glades HS, Coral Springs HS, Cypress Bay HS, Deerfield Beach HS, Everglades 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 School students must register through the website link in the yellow box above. Private School students need to click Registration Information and follow the instructions.

    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.

    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. 

Contact Information

  • Driver's Education

    600 SE Third Avenue

    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33301

    Phone: 754-321-1871

    Fax: --

    TTL: --

    Phone: --

    Questions:

    Dillon Giorgis dillon.giorgis@browardschools.com Curriculum Supervisor

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