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Rules and Expectations

ELIGIBILITY FOR ENROLLMENT

  • Students must be sixteen years of age on or before the last scheduled class of the course.

  • Students must present proof of age in the form of an official birth certificate or a valid passport, a copy of which must be submitted with the application.

  • Students must have at least 20/40 vision or 20/30 if the student is blind in one eye. Eye tests are administered during the first class.

  • A student whose privilege to operate a motor vehicle is suspended or revoked by the state of NH will not be permitted to enroll until his/her privilege is restored by the state.

  • Parents must inform LRN 2 DRIVE at the time of enrollment of any educational concerns (such as IEP’s, 504 plans or other educational plans) or medical diagnoses that might affect a student’s performance in the classroom.

  • A student is considered enrolled when LRN 2 DRIVE receives the completed application with a deposit and a letter of confirmation has been issued to the applicant. All applications are on a first come, first served basis.

  • LRN 2 DRIVE does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, or political beliefs.

ATTENDANCE

  • The enrolled student and a parent or guardian must attend our first class.

  • Students must attend 30 hours of class. This is a state requirement. We provide 32 class-hours.

  • A student may miss one (1) class without penalty. If a student misses a second class, they must attend the make-up class at the end of the course. If a student is tardy after missing one class, they must attend the make-up class.

  • If a student misses a third class the student will be withdrawn from the course. They may re-enter the next available course at LRN 2 DRIVE or at another driving school within 6 months and continue at the point (the class-hour) that they missed and finish the course. If the student continues at LRN 2 DRIVE, no further cost will be incurred. If they choose to go to another driving school within 6 months, that school will set its own financial policy for enrollment.

  • The NH Driver Education administrative rules state the following on p. 35, (Saf-C3114.04(e): “No classroom instruction shall be missed during any course, except for good cause including a death in the family or injury.” Missing a class because of inconvenience or frivolous reasons will result in a zero (0) for that class period. TO THIS END, A STUDENT MUST HAVE A WRITTEN NOTE FROM THEIR PARENT/GUARDIAN EXPLAINING THE ABSENCE.

  • Absence from the tractor-trailer class requires attendance at the make-up class even if it is the only class that is missed.

  • Promptness to classes is required. If a student misses 10 minutes or more of any class session they will be considered absent for that class. This absence will count toward the total absences allowed by the state (see above).

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS

  • Students must achieve a grade of 80% average on class work in order to pass the course. Upon successful completion of the course (see below), the student will receive their NH Driver Education Certificate of Completion, a Driver Education Certificate for Insurance Discount Eligibility and a written evaluation by the teachers.

  • All tests and classroom instruction are based on the curriculum Drive Right (Pearson Education, Inc.). The state of NH Driver’s Manual is also used in class. Students are expected to have both texts with them each class. The cost of these is covered by tuition.

  • Students must bring a pen, pencil, notebook and texts to class each class period.

  • Class work includes nightly homework, tests during each class, and projects and final exams. All homework must be completed in order to successfully pass the course.

  • Verbal, classroom participation is expected of each student.

BEHIND-THE-WHEEL INSTRUCTION

  • Students must complete 10 hours of driving and 6 hours of observation in the driver education car.

  • Parents are expected to provide at least one hour of driving practice (two is preferred) for each driving hour of instruction.

  • Driving routes are followed with specific skills taught or reviewed during each lesson. Driving routes are published within this web site.

  • Driving lessons are scheduled in advance. If a student misses a driving lesson without notification, then he/she will be required to pay a missed-driving-lesson fee of $40.00 before re-scheduling the missed lesson. Canceling of a driving lesson

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