Important: Classes beginning September 2020 onward are scheduled to be in person, however, this may change and require classes to move online to a Distance Learning Model. You will be notified if the class moves to an online platform. Students may start classroom driving lessons at age 14, take the Knowledge Test and obtain their Instruction Permit at age 15, and take the Road Test and obtain their Provisional License at age 16. To be eligible to take the Road Test, students must have had their Instruction Permit for a minimum of six months. The Driver's Education Program is divided into two phases: Classroom Phase This phase includes the required 30 hours of classroom instruction that prepares the student to take the Minnesota permit test and to take on the responsibility of driving. Classes are offered at North Campus. If a lesson is missed, a make-up lesson can be arranged with the office at either the next White Bear session or at another of A+'s locations. Behind-the-Wheel Phase After students pass the permit test, they are required to complete six hours of driving lessons. The lessons are provided in three, two-hour lessons. The lessons are one-on-one instruction with instructors licensed through the MN Dept. of Public Safety. Students can be picked up from and dropped off at home, school or work. Detailed information about scheduling the behind-the-wheel lessons will be provided. Parent Involvement A+ Driving School is proud to offer a parent informational meetings in White Bear Lake. This is open to ANYONE at any stage of the licensing process. It is an enjoyable 90 minute meeting that will cover the following information and make your student the safest driver possible. * GDL Process and Licensing * Accident Avoidance * A+ Driving School’s classroom policies and BTW scheduling * Parental Guidelines * Insurance Rates and Discounts. **Attending this class will meet the requirement to REDUCE the number of hours that students need to drive with a parent from 50, to 40 hours.** Click Here for Schedule Fees $375 per student includes classroom instruction, materials and behind-the-wheel training. Permit and road exam fees are not included. NEW PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS: Option 1: 1 payment of $375 Option 2: 2 payments of $187.50 (automatic deduction) Option 3: 3 payments of $125 (automatic deduction) *Can't Make Every Lesson? If you miss a lesson, you are responsible for making up that exact lesson number. You can attend any Safeway classroom or any community education program to make up a missed lesson with one proviso: if the class is marked "Class Full" on Safeway's website , please do not attend that class because there might not be room for you. If I'm late for a class or need to leave early, is that okay? We cannot allow students into the classroom more than five minutes late. You cannot leave early from a class. If you need to miss a class for any reason, that’s fine. We have plenty of opportunities for you to make up the class. Disclaimer: This contract expires 2 years from the first day of classroom training or when the student turns 18, whichever occurs first. All classes and BTW lessons must be completed before the expiration date. The Driver's Education program is offered as a package (classroom instruction & behind the wheel lessons) and cannot be separated.