Course Description/Overview/Welcome Statement
Provo High School Driver Education course fulfills the Utah State Requirement for Driver Education for the State of Utah. Topics covered are: Basic Car Maintenance and Instrument Panel, Preparing for the State Road Test, Understanding and Comprehending Signs, Signals and Roadway Markings, Sharing the Road with other vehicles and Motorcycles, SIPDE, Handling Social Pressures, Map Reading and using Technology in the Vehicle, Speeding, Teen Memoriums of students that have died in Utah due to a motor vehicle crash, the Utah Grid system, and other subjects that are deemed necessary for the Provo High Driver Education Student.
There will also be Guest Presenters that teach specific information for the Provo High Driver Education Student. A few examples would include : Zero Fatalities, Truck Smart, Intermountain Donors of Utah, Operation Lifesaver, Utah Highway Patrol, etc.
Provo High School at its present location (1125 N. University Ave, Provo Utah) . is considered a 5 phase program. We offer in this order and the student will move along the Driver Education experience in this order…. Classroom, Simulators, Range, Behind The Wheel, and the final Road Test. (Provo High School is a State of Utah Licensed Testing Facility,we can test our Provo High School Driver Education students.
The Provo High School Driver Education student will need to have a Current Learner’s permit BEFORE registering for the Provo High Driver Education class sessions. The classes at this time are held in Portable 1 located on the South side of Provo High School next to the Science Bldg. This information will change when Provo High School moves to the new location in West Provo.
Provo High School serves all students at Provo High School, Independence High School, UCAS, Freedom Academy, Merit Academy, Pioneer Academy. Any student within the PROVO HIGH SCHOOL BOUNDARIES. we will not accept students that have already graduated from high school or those over the age of 18. Provo High School also offers a Provo High School Driver Education ONLINE CLASS. Those requirements are different than our Classroom session. ( see Register for Driver Ed at the Provo High School webpage)
Timpview students should go to their own high school for driver education.
At Provo High School, the student will receive a letter grade and an elective credit .25 based on successful completion of the Provo High School Driver Education program. The Provo High Driver Education student’s grade will be based on these criteria:
Quizzes, Assignments – this includes in Class work, Articles and Classroom Discussions, Tests, Attendance, Completion of Simulators and Range.
Grading Standards Are based on Point Accumulation and Percentage of Points: (State Of Utah Standards)
A- 90-100, B- 80-89, C- 70-79 . Any points/grade below 70% is a Retake of the Provo High School Driver Education Classroom.
Grade changes for the Student at Provo High School Driver Education will not be made 1 week (7 days) past the end of the classroom session unless authorized by the Current Driver Education instructor.
All Driver Education Fees must be paid at the Provo High School Business Office.
There are no refunds for the Driver Education Fee after the first day of the class . Fee waivers must be pre-approved by the Provo High School District and sent to the Provo High SchoolBusiness Office for receipt of payment/waivers.
This information can also be viewed to the Provo High School webpage under “REGISTER FOR DRIVER EDUCATION”
The Graduating Senior should keep in mind that they should be done with their Driver Education Program BEFORE they Graduate from High School. No Graduated Seniors will be allowed to enroll in the Summer Driver Ed class after their May graduation.
Assessment of Progress
The Provo High School student enrolled in Driver Education will need to have a notebook with paper and a writing utensil. Do not come to class with out those items. Taking notes is an essential part of Driver Education. The student will be responsible for any handouts given by the instructor. It is expected that the student will be in class and in their seat at the Start Time for each class. There will be assigned seating.
Cell phones are not allowed in class Unless the Instructor Invites the students to use them. As in all of Driver Education, we are learning to be without our Cell phones to become a responsible driver. The Students will be asked to put their cell phone away and/or that phone will be taken away for the rest of the class period.
The text books that the Provo High School Driver Education program uses are: The American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association 3.0 Curriculum, Responsible Driving -McGraw Hill, The State of Utah Handbook ( current editions), Zero Fatalities State of Utah Teen Memoriam, Roadway Safety by Walt Brinkman,
The Provo High School Driver Education Class is a STATE of UTAH Mandated Class. The Requirements for this class are published and approved by the Utah State Board of Education and the State of Utah Legislators. The Minimum of State Mandated Classroom hours for any High School Driver Education program is 27 hours. That means the Student MUST attend for a minimum of 27 hours of Driver Education. At Provo High School we offer a Classroom Session of Driver Education every term.
If the Provo High School Driver Education student misses more than 2 absences in a Classroom Session, this will be cause for failure of that session. The student will then be required to re-take the classroom portion (fee waivers will not apply for a second re-take of the Provo High School session of Driver Education.)
Calendar of Due Dates for Major Assignments
The Provo High School Driver Education Classroom Instructor will assign work and assignments throughout the classroom session. It will be the Student’s responsibility to turn all work in at the appropriate time for full credit.
Progress Reports and Report Cards
Provo High School Driver Education program will give the student that completes the Driver Education Program a Provo High School Certificate of Completion that includes a Letter Grade and percentage for the classroom portion, the dates for the Simulator completion, dates for Range completion, dates for Behind the Wheel completion and the date and score for the Final Road test. The student can then choose to either make a copy of the Provo High Completion Form and give that copy to their School’s Registrar who in turn will assess the credit and attach that credit to the students transcript. (Provo High School will hold on to all Completed Driver Education Forms for 5 years only.)
It will be the student’s responsibility to go to the Driver License Division (DLD) to complete the licensing process.
Connecting Home to School
Parents and Students are welcome to Contact Wendy Bills with any and all concerns about any part of Provo High School Driver Education. Office Hours are anytime. Cell phone . 801-362-3373 . I am located in Gym 3 office. Texting is ok or email at email@example.com.