The Harwood Union Driver Education program provides the opportunity for all students to develop knowledge, attitudes, decision making and physical skills that will enable them to be safe and responsible participants in the increasingly complex environment of our transportation system. It is our goal to provide the foundation to become a competent driver. Click here for more information about a Competent Driver
The course is standards based and consists of three phases. The classroom phase will be scheduled during the regular school day, although it may be necessary to schedule guest speakers after school. The driving phase will be scheduled during the regular school day and, on some occasions, evenings, breaks, weekends or into the summer. The final phase is supervised practice. Click here for more about Supervised Practice
If there is enough time available, students may take their Driver's License Exam as part of the course.
In order to take Driver Education a student must be at least 15 years old and have a valid Learner's Permit. Because of the large number of requests for Driver Education, it is possible a scheduling conflict may exist.Students who don't have a valid Learner's Permit will not be offered the class. Information for obtaining a Learner's Permit may be found in the Vermont Driver's Manual or through the Permit Study Web site.
SchedulingScheduling is done by grade and age within the grade. Priority is given to seniors, then juniors and finally sophomores. The next priority within a grade is age (oldest to youngest).