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LEMARS

LeMars, IA

We are excited to announce that starting this January we will once again be offering a driver’s education option for students needing to complete driver’s education in LeMars and the surrounding areas. This class option will be great for students looking to complete their driver’s ed requirements before spring/summer activities  get so busy.

Our objective with this program is to provide a quality driver’s education program with more flexibility in these uncertain times.  We understand that your child may be involved in many activities.  This is something we not only encourage but will also try our best to work around.   Class sizes will be limited so if you are interested in this winter session please register online.

Due to COVID-19, we will be adapting the format of the classroom and driving portion of driver’s ed.  The online portion of the class is self-paced through google classroom (Final Due date for all assignments is February 15). We have spent a lot of time developing our curriculum and obtaining approval from the state so that it complies with their standards.  This program falls under the “parent guided” programs that the state is allowing on a trial basis.

There are 3 different options for completing the driving as highlighted below:

5-1 Ratio:  In the 5-1 ratio of Behind the Wheel instruction 5 hours of driving is completed with an instructor and 1 hour is completed with the parent.  (This option is best fits the student that does not have a lot of driving experience at this point)

3-3 Ratio:  In the 3-3 ratio of Behind the Wheel instruction 3 hours of driving are completed with an instructor and 3 hours are completed with the parent.  (This is the most popular option and best fits the student that has a fair amount of experience and parents have put in the time driving practicing with their child)

1-5 Ratio:  In the 1-5 ratio of Behind the Wheel instruction 1 hour of driving is completed with an instructor and 5 hours are completed with the parent.  (This option is for the student who has a lot of experience, is confident, and you as a parent would trust driving anywhere independently at this point.)

For more information on the program in it’s entirety please see this link:  https://drivenschoolofdriving.com/courses-offered/parent-guided-class/

The driving hours will still be completed in  person, but we have precautionary measures in place, and it can be done in a more isolated setting.   If you are uncomfortable with the risks of COVID-19 we respect that, and we ask that you do not sign up to take driver’s ed this winter.   We are going to continue to offer this service in hopes that the students can work toward the goal of safely completing driver’s education.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out via email.  My contact information is listed below.

Read all the class information below then fill out the form to sign up for the class.

  • Cost = Depends on which option you choose

    • 5-1 Ratio: $350
    • 3-3 Ratio: $325
    • 1-5 Ratio: $300
  • Parent’s Meeting = Thursday, January 7 – location TBD
  • Zoom Class Sessions (Optional: Not Required but Offered for Additional Support if needed) =
    • 7:00am, Wednesday mornings: January 13, 20, 27 and February 3
  • Final Due Date for Course Completion = February 15, 2021

The parent’s meeting is an informational meeting that is very helpful.  Students should be in attendance  as this time also counts toward their class time.  We will line up the initial drive once classes get started.  After the initial drives, all other drives will be arranged with the driving instructor and student at the conclusion of their scheduled drive.   Driving times will vary but may extend up to 30 days after the final classroom session. (Students will drive with a partner based on which ratio they selected (See above).  

All classes include 30 hours of online instruction and 6 hours of actual behind the wheel training (format of classroom and driving have been adapted for Covid-19 in compliance with the Iowa DOT) .   Students must have a valid learner’s permit prior to class start date.  It is also important that you are practicing with your child!  The more confident they are in their abilities to drive, the more success they will have in the program.  There is a no-refund policy for this course. If you fail the classroom instruction and/or driving instruction you will need to retake the course.

Please register and pay online.    Make sure to register your child prior to January 1.  A late registration fee (additional $25) will be added if students aren’t signed up before prior to then.  If you have any questions, feel free to call or email.  We look forward to the possibility of working with you and your child in providing a quality, flexible driver’s education program that works with the busy schedules of your children!

Contact Information:

Website: https://drivenschoolofdriving.com/courses-offered/lemars/

Email:  drivenschoolofdriving@gmail.com

Mail:  451 East 1st Street, Sioux Center, IA 51250

Phone:  712-578-6120

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