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St. Johns County School District Teenage Defensive Driving School

State Farm Insurance
This program is funded in part
by a grant from State Farm.



Our Mission: To provide an affordable, quality driver training program for the youth of St. Johns County.



2017-2018 School Year Drivers Education Classes

Classes will be offered at all St. Johns County public high schools during the 2017-2018 academic year.

All classes are available only to enrolled high school students who reside in St. Johns County. Home school and private school students must attend at the public high school for which they are zoned.

Phase I: Learner Permit Preparation
Classroom lecture about the safe operation of a motor vehicle on the roadways including road rules and road signs. The Learner’s Permit exam is administered on the last day.

  • Cost: FREE

Phase II: Behind the Wheel

A 27-hour driving course designed to improve students’ driving skills and confidence with practical experience.  The class begins with a classroom lecture that focuses on the concepts of being a defensive driver, laws that relate to the operation of a motor vehicle, as well as course safety procedures. The 25-hour “Behind the Wheel” portion of the training starts on an off-road site working on braking, backing, stopping, parking, off road recovery and lateral control movements. Once it has been determined that each student can safely control a motor vehicle, we introduce the student to driving in traffic situations as they drive on roadways within St. Johns County with a state certified driving instructor.

  • Cost: $300 – A 10% discount is offered to students who successfully completed the Phase I class (completion certificate required) or are enrolled in the free or reduced lunch program at their respective high school.
  • Registration & Schedule
  • Students must have at least 20 hours of driving experience prior to registering for this class.

Student can only attend at the high school where they are enrolled. Home school and private school students must attend at the public high school for which they are zoned.

Student must attend all days of class to receive a course completion certificate. No make-up days offered. Please make sure to coordinate the dates with sports and activity schedules before you sign up.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
Chris Keelin – Driver’s Education Coordinator
Email: ckeelin@sjctax.us | driversed@sjctax.us
Phone: (904) 209-2298


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