2018-2019 Drivers Education

Dallas Center-Grimes CSD will continue to offer four sessions of driver’s education each year, if there is enough interest. The cost is currently $325 for each session for DC-G students. The fee for out-of-district students is $375. Students must be at least 14 years old and have a permit to sign up, as well as a signed parent permission slip. Eighth through twelfth graders may sign up for each session. Fall and spring sessions fill quickly and registrations are taken on a first come first serve basis. Please call the Meadows office at (515) 986-0105 to sign up your child for any of these programs. Below you will find information about each session.

 

Fall Session 2018

The fall program will begin in the middle of October and end before winter break in December.  There will be a meeting in early October to hand out information and collect payment if necessary. Please pay ahead if possible.  Classroom days are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 6:45 to 8:00 a.m.  Most students will drive during study hall times.  If this can’t be worked out, before or after school driving may be arranged.  All students who drive during study halls will drive at least once on Saturday for 2 hours downtown Des Moines.  Shuttle bus service from Dallas Center will also be available in the morning to bring students in early for classroom. Class size is limited to 40 students. Home school students are welcome.  Classrooms will be held in Meadows Media Center.

 

Winter Session 2019

The winter program will begin in early January and end before spring break in March. There will be a meeting in December to hand out information and collect payment. Classroom days are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 6:45 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Most students will drive during their study hall times. If this can’t be worked out, before or after school times may be arranged.  All students who drive during study halls will drive at least once on Saturday for 2 hours in downtown Des Moines. Shuttle bus service from Dallas Center will also be available in the morning to bring students to the classroom. Class size is limited to 40 students. Home school students are welcome. Class is held in the Meadows Media Center. If there are not at least 12 students registered, the session will be cancelled until spring session.

 

Spring Session 2019

The spring program will begin after spring break in March and end in May. There will be a meeting before spring break to hand out information and collect payment.  Classroom days are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 6:45 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Most students will drive during their study hall times. If this can’t be worked out, before or after school driving may be arranged. All students who drive during study halls will drive at least once on Saturday for 2 hours downtown Des Moines.  Shuttle bus service from Dallas Center will also be available in the morning to bring students in early for classroom work. Class size is limited to 40 students. Home school students are welcome. Classrooms will be held in the Meadows Media Center.

 

Summer Session 2019

Our summer program is held during the months of June and July. Class time will begin Monday, June 3rd and end on Friday, June  21. Classes will be every day for the first three weeks from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  Driving times will be (6) two-hour periods with a driving partner. (Example, a student might drive from 9-11:00 a.m. on a Monday). Driving times will be scheduled until 3:30 p.m. and may also be on a Saturday. If you live in Grimes, your child may be picked up at a central location such as Casey’s, True Value, or Kum and Go, and then be dropped off there when driving lesson is over. This location must be prearranged with the instructor. Driving groups will be able to change times with other groups if necessary. Students will draw numbers for driving times the first day of class. They will choose their own driving partner and driving times. Class limit will be 48 students. Home school students are welcome.

*All payments and permission slips should be made or turned in before the first classroom. Payment plans may be arranged with the office.