Driver Education- Spring Information
Driver Education for All Area High School Students
Thank you for choosing Cardinal O’Hara’s Driver Education Program! Our Driver Education Program is open to students from local high schools as well as those from Cardinal O’Hara High School. The Driver Education Program is offered three times throughout the year: Spring, Summer, and Fall.
The New York State Department of Education requires that each student in the Driver Education Course attends 24 hours of classroom instruction and 24 hours of laboratory in-car instruction. Each student must successfully complete the written and driving skills tests.
Students must have a valid New York State Permit or License prior to the start of the first class.
Spring Program 2024: March 4 – May 11
There will be 16 classroom instruction sessions over an 8 week period at Cardinal O’Hara High School, Room 106. Additionally, students are required to complete 16 sessions of in-car instruction in groups of up to 4 students. The cost is $775 per student and includes both classroom and in- car driving sessions.
Classroom Sessions are Mondays and Thursdays: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
In-Car instruction will have options from Monday – Saturday: see the Registration form for all driving time options. The driving sessions will start and end at Cardinal O’Hara High School near the Performing Arts entrance.
There will be no classroom or driving sessions March 28- April 8, due to Spring Break.
Benefits of Driver Education
Students who complete all 24 hours of classroom requirements, all 24 hours of in-car requirements and pass this course with a grade of 65 or above, will receive a NYS Department of Motor Vehicles form MV-285 and insurance certificate which allows:
- Senior driving privileges (driving past 9 pm) at 17 years of age
- Possible reduction of auto insurance premiums
- Completion of New York State-mandated requirements for new drivers