Online Driver Education Course
Please see your high school counselor to sign up for all online courses including online Driver Education during the school year and for the summer term.
Driver Education Registration Information
A student must turn 16 before the following dates to register for Driver Education
1st semester: February 1
2nd semester: July 18
Summer School: October 30
Requirements: .5 credits
Students taking in person driver education must complete the following to receive a license: No less than 27 hours of classroom instruction, 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction, 6 hours of observation time; and 40 hours with a parent or guardian. Of the 40 hours driven with a parent or guardian, 10 hours must be driven at night.
Granite District will provide the 6 hours of behind the wheel training as follows:
- Driving Range – 3 hours. Street Smarts online simulator may substitute for 1 hour of range driving.
- On the Road Driving – 3 hours
Driving range car training may take place during the school day. Instruction will be provided by certified retirees and hourly employees. Some on-the-road driving may take place during school, but the majority of driving will be before or after school. The department chairperson at each school will assist in scheduling driving times for students.
Each student must complete the driver education class. Completing the course to count for a driver license requires an 80% (2.5) or better
Each student must pass at 80% or better on the following tests:
State written test
State driving test (Not offered by Granite School District)
Fees and Permits
Driver Education fee: $185
It is recommended that students take driver education during their sophomore year.
Every student is required to drive sometime after, or before school or on Saturdays. If a student misses a scheduled driving time, it could delay their obtaining a driver license.
Each student should obtain a learner permit prior to the first day of class. Each student must have the fee of $185 paid to the main office prior to the first day of class. The student will bring the receipt of payment to class with them on the first day or already be approved for fee waiver prior to the class beginning. Students will not complete the course until the fee for the course has been completely paid in some way.
A learner permit can be obtained when a student reaches 15 years of age.
A student must have their learner permit at least 6 months before they obtain a driver license.
Fee waivers are available for coursework taken at school sites during the regular school year.
Curriculum Maps: Driver Education Sequence Map
Effective January 1, 2016, in compliance with House Bill 147, applicants applying for an original or provisional Class D license are required to pass this additional knowledge test prior to receiving a permanent license.
This exam covers driving safety topics and the top five major causes of traffic related deaths as identified by the Utah Highway Safety Office.
A training video will be provided for each section to be viewed before attempting to answer the exam questions for that section.
Each section can be taken multiple times. Once all sections are completed with a score of 100%, the information will be transmitted to the Driver License Division.
High school Driver Education classes create strong citizens who are aware of responsibilities as skilled drivers in a complex highway transportation system.