The Driver Education Program is a two-phase program. The first phase will be the classroom and it will be taught at Goode for 5.5 weeks. The two phases consist of classroom and behind the wheel (on street driving), which exceed the requirements set by the State of Illinois.
Students must receive a passing grade in a minimum of eight (8) courses during the previous two (2) semesters in order to take drivers education. Upon completion of the classroom phase students must complete an application for an instructional permit to the Secretary of State with a check for $20.00 (made payable to the secretary of state) along with passing a written permit test and vision test. This documentation will be given to the driver ed. director at Bogan high school where students will take the second phase of drivers education, the behind the wheel portion. Students may enroll at Bogan high school for their summer class which typically begins in July (more info to follow). Students may attend an outside commercial driving school if they choose to do so.
Students must pass both the classroom and driving phases in order to be eligible to get their license. They must also attend a minimum of thirty 30 hours of classroom and drive for a total (BTW) of six (6) hours. State law also requires each student to complete fifty (50) hours of practice driving with an adult (outside of class) to qualify for an Illinois license. Ten (10) of those hours must be in night driving conditions. These fifty (50) hours must be documented on the student driver log sheet.
Passing Drivers Education is a Chicago Public Schools graduation requirement. Due to the minimum State requirement of 30 classroom hours students that are absent or tardy frequently may not meet the minimum requirements and therefore would not pass the course and would have to retake it in order to graduate and move forward with the second phase of the driver education course.