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DRIVER EDUCATION CLASSES ARE CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 
 
We are hoping to resume classes, but, we are waiting to hear from Gov. Cuomo.  I will be discussing more details about makeups during lecture classes when we, hopefully, resume classes. At this time, Driver's Education has not been permitted to participate in distance learning - as per the New York State Education Department. 
 
We are NOT allowed to have students participate in distance learning until students have completed 12/16 weeks of lecture in person.  Which means we will offer the online content, at that time. According to NYSED and DMV "The Department of Motor Vehicles recognizes that online instruction may not be the optimum method of instruction for driver’s education courses, so schools may only allow students who have completed 75% (18 hours) or more of classroom instruction to utilize this option."
 
All driving classes must be made up, and the State will allow us to hold makeups in the Summer and the Fall as needed.  
 
To our current students, I would recommend using this time to complete your Google Slides presentation (Share with your lecture instructor) and practice driving when you can.  
 
PLEASE CHECK REMIND TEXTS AND WEB PAGE FOR UPDATES.     
 
-MR. FANNING
 
 
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 2020 - Please review our course information.  Due to the school closings, registration may be posted later than expected.  I will post updates as they become available. (Updated 5/18/20) 

WE ARE HOPING TO HAVE MORE DETAILS BY 6/5/20.  

Please Email Jfanning@sacredheartacademyli.org with any questions or concerns.

To receive updates about Fall 2020 Registration and other information please join the Remind group. Text @SHADEF20 to Phone Number 81010 and follow the directions from Remind. 

*Note: $75 is non-refundable should you ask for a refund.  Once classes begin there are no refunds*
Registration Form - (to be posted later) 
Rosters/Confirmation of enrollment - (to be posted later)
Informational Flyer *Note - Students can now take both lecture and driving on the same day.
Course Syllabus
Calendar is being prepared and will be posted ASAP.  We will offer classes on Saturdays and will move classes to Sundays to accommodate some ACT/SAT testing.  The calendar will reflect which day of the weekend classes are being held.  
 
 

Spring 2020 

DRIVER EDUCATION CLASSES ARE CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 
 
We are hoping to resume classes, but, we are waiting to hear from Gov. Cuomo.  I will be discussing more details about makeups during lecture classes when we, hopefully, resume classes. At this time, Driver's Education has not been permitted to participate in distance learning - as per the New York State Education Department. 
 
We are NOT allowed to have students participate in distance learning until students have completed 12/16 weeks of lecture in person.  Which means we will offer the online content, at that time. According to NYSED and DMV "The Department of Motor Vehicles recognizes that online instruction may not be the optimum method of instruction for driver’s education courses, so schools may only allow students who have completed 75% (18 hours) or more of classroom instruction to utilize this option."
 
All driving classes must be made up, and the State will allow us to hold makeups in the Summer and the Fall as needed.  
 
To our current students, I would recommend using this time to complete your Google Slides presentation (Share with your lecture instructor) and practice driving when you can.  
 
PLEASE CHECK REMIND TEXTS AND WEB PAGE FOR UPDATES.     
 
-MR. FANNING
 

*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 3/16/20
PRESENTATION RUBRIC AND SUGGESTED TOPICS

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
Mandatory Makeup Sign up: Will become live after discussing procedures with lecture classes

Summer 2020 Information - Registrations/Wait lists are CLOSED.  Please email any questions or concerns to Mr. Fanning. JFanning@SacredHeartAcademyLI.org 
 
 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*
 
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: All lecture classes are 1.5 hours and all driving classes are 1.5 hours, totaling 3 hours of class per day. 


  
 
 
 
 
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.