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Driver's Education

 
 
Sacred Heart Academy offers Driver Education classes in the fall, spring and summer seasons.

Program Highlights (For semester specific information, scroll down)
  • Accredited and registered by the NYS Education Department and Department of Motor Vehicle.
  • All instructors possess MV-283s and are accredited NYS Teachers licensed to teach High School Driver Education.
  • All cars used by Sacred Heart Academy are 2017 VW Passats, dual-braked, air conditioned, and fully insured.
  • For more specific information please review our Informational Flyer (link below).
  
 
Goals
Students will:
  • Learn safe, effective, and efficient operations of a car.
  • Develop proper skills, habits, and attitudes for defensive driving.
  • Acquire an understanding NYS traffic law and rules of the road.
  • Students who satisfactorily complete the course are eligible to receive the MV-285: Student Certificate of Completion. The MV-285 Student Certificate of Completion allows:

    1. a NYS Junior Permit holder to schedule a road test,
    2. young drivers a possible reduction in automobile insurance cost (participation is dependent upon insurance provider participation), and
    3. a 17 year old to receive a senior license (MV-285 form must be submitted to local DMV to attain this benefit).
 
Note to parents/guardians: According to New York State GDL law, your teen must complete 50 hours of supervised driving with 15 of those being after sunset certified by the teen's parent/guardian before graduating to the next level of licensure.  These 50 hours of practice are a MINIMUM requirement; try to practice with your teen as much as possible. IF YOUR TEEN DECIDES TO TAKE DRIVER EDUCATION, THE PARENT CERTIFIED SUPERVISED DRIVING TIME IS STILL REQUIRED.

Tuition

Tuition is $700.00, and must be paid in full at the time of registration.  Full tuition must be paid via credit card. $75 is non-refundable should you ask for a refund. Students will be enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis. Any student that applies into a full section will be wait listed with no guaranteed spot in our program.  See below for semester specific information. 

Enrollment Information- It is recommended that students have at least 15 hours of driving practice.  All registrations must be completed with the registration form below. 
Please check below for semester specific information. 
 
Fall 2019 
Please Email Jfanning@sacredheartacademyli.org with any questions or concerns.

All MV285s that were not picked up were mailed.  Please remember the MV285 is a legal document and takes about 2 weeks to replace if lost. 
 
 

Spring 2020 - Registration is closed. Please consider our Summer program (details below)
*Note: $75 is non-refundable should you ask for a refund.  Once classes begin there are no refunds*

Email with any questions or concerns: Jfanning@sacredheartacademyli.org
Please make sure to join the Remind group for important updates and schedule changes: Text @SHADESP20 to 81010 and follow the instructions.  

Informational Flyer *Note - Students can now take both lecture and driving on the same day.
Course Syllabus
Calendar - Spring 2020: Updated 1/13/20


Weekday Rosters - Please use as confirmation of enrollment. 
Saturday Rosters - Please use as confirmation of enrollment. 
*Please note some Saturdays are moved to Sundays to accommodate some ACT/SAT tests*

Weekday Makeup Driving Schedules
Weekend Makeup Driving Schedules

Summer 2020 Information - Registration will open on/about 3/2/20.  All students must be 16, have at least 15 hours of behind the wheel practice, and possess a permit before 6/20/20 regardless of session.  Any student turning 16 on/after 6/21/20 should consider enrolling in our Fall 2020 program. 
 
Note to Parents/Guardians: The Summer program is condensed and students should be driving at home regularly before, during, and after driver education.  Driving is a skill and it is a team effort to prepare students to drive, please take your part seriously. 
 
Additionally, "according to New York State GDL law, your teen must complete 50 hours of supervised driving with 15 of those being after sunset certified by the teen's parent/guardian before graduating to the next level of licensure.  These 50 hours of practice are a MINIMUM requirement; try to practice with your teen as much as possible. IF YOUR TEEN DECIDES TO TAKE DRIVER EDUCATION, THE PARENT CERTIFIED SUPERVISED DRIVING TIME IS STILL REQUIRED." 

All inquiries email: Jfanning@sacredheartacademyli.org
 
*$75 is non-refundable should you ask for a refund.  Once classes begin there are no refunds*
SUMMER A REGISTRATION FORM - (Will be available 3/2/20) 
SUMMER B REGISTRATION FORM - (Will be available 3/2/20) 
 
SUMMER A - ROSTERS/CONFIRMATION OF ENROLLMENT - (Will be available 3/2/20) 
SUMMER B - ROSTERS/CONFIRMATION OF ENROLLMENT - (Will be available 3/2/20) 
 
Please remember students must have a permit and at least 15 hours of driving practice before 6/20/20.  If you have any concerns, please email jfanning@sacredheartacademyli.org.
 
Schedule: Students may makeup 1 lecture and 1 driving.  If a student misses a 3rd class (lecture or driving) they will not meet NYS minimum requirements for Driver Education, no exceptions.  Students will take classes for 16 consecutive weekdays Monday - Friday. 
Summer Dates: Subject to change
Session A: 6/29 - 7/21 (No classes 7/3). 
Session B: 7/22 - 8/12
Scheduled times that will be offered (subject to change): All lecture classes are 1.5 hours and all driving classes are 1.5 hours, totaling 3 hours of class per day.  Below are the times that our classes will run.  
9:00am - Noon 
10:30am - 1:30pm  
Noon - 3:00pm 


  
 
 
 
 
Driver's Prayer

Sacred Heart of Jesus, grant me
a steady hand and watchful eye,
that none be hurt as I pass by.
Thou givest life. I pray no act of mine
take away or mar that gift Divine.
Protect those, Lord, who travel with me
from highway dangers and all anxiety.
Teach me to use my car for others' needs
and never miss the beauty of Thy
world through excessive speed.
I pledge to drive with loving concern
to my every destination,
offering each travel hour to Thee
in a spirit of reparation.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,
my auto Companion,
have mercy on me.