• Driver's Education


    All students MUST meet the following ODOT’s course requirements PRIOR to Registration:

    Student must currently be 15-17 years old. Please read the special notes at bottom for details about licensure and turning 18+ during the class.

    Student must have an Oregon State Instruction Permit and submit the following information at time of registration

    • Permit Number
    • Issue Date
    • Expiration Date


    • Complete the course before receiving a driver's license
    • Complete the course before turning 18 years of age
    • Passing grade in all class work and behind the wheel and observations
    • 100% attendance in online and drive labs is required
    • Student drivers must have a valid instruction permit



    INTRO: The driver education course is a comprehensive program committed to preparing the young driver to be a safe operator in today's complex driving environment.  But safe driving doesn't simply result from taking driver education.  The course must have a lasting impact.  It has to affect the behavior and attitude of the driver well beyond its duration.  That only happens when all three partners-student, teacher and parents-combine their cooperative efforts to produce maximum results.  Our program uses specially equipped vehicles for your child's safety, no drive simulators are used.

     HOW IT WORKS: The student will attend 30 hours of online instruction and participate in 12 hours of in-vehicle instruction, which consists of 6 hours behind the wheel and 6 hours of being a passenger in a car being driven by another student(s) in our specially equipped Driver's Ed cars.  The passenger time is spent observing the driving environment and becoming familiar with signs, signals, rules of the road, etc.

    • Additional drive time will be required during the course, the instructor will outline the additional time requirements on the first night at the parent information meeting.  Plan to attend this short, yet informative meeting.
    • Drive day and time will be selected by the student driver during the second date of the class schedule.  Your online instructor will go over this in more detail during the parent meeting.  Parent involvement and commitment is especially important to maintaining this tight schedule.  Behind the Wheel instructors will be available to meet and assign your child. All drive times will occur outside of the regular online instruction.  Once drive times are selected, drives will begin to occur after the first two online class dates have been attended. You should be prepared for behind the wheel schedules to extend beyond the final online class date. 
    • "Parent Night" is an important time for both you as the parent and your student.  The evening's presentation is given in cooperation with Trauma Nurses Talk Tough. This wide-reaching program was designed by three trauma nurses in 1986 who wanted to put an end to the carnage they saw every day as a result of unnecessary injuries and deaths.  The use facts, figures and a fairly graphic slide presentation, demonstrate the reality of the effects that unsafe driving behavior, plus underage alcohol or other drug use has on today's youth.  During this three-hour evening class, a TNTT nurse and TNTT Family Educator present factual information to illustrate the consequences of both safe and unsafe driving behavior, including the long term physical, emotional, legal and financial effects that an accident brings. The class demonstrates the reasons for and importance of following traffic laws.
    • Important Information:  Should your child not pass the final drive test portion of this class on the first attempt with our examiners, an additional fee of $40 for the second test will be charged.  We use the same guidelines as DMV requiring 28 days to transpire before the next testing date can be scheduled.  The extra practice driving time allows your student to develop more needed skills, experience and confidence behind the wheel.
    • PARENTS/STUDENT PLEASE NOTE:  Once all paperwork has been received from instructors, Community School will begin to process your child's file.  Generally this process can take an additional 7 - 30 days.  You will be notified by your Instructor and/or Community School if any missing items are needed to complete your child's file.

    TEST WAIVER: For students with valid driving permit's ages 15 through 17 years of age, the State of Oregon, Department of Transportation Safety Division, will now issue Driver's Education Certificate of Completion cards to those students that successfully complete the course and the final drive. To qualify for this certification that is valid for 2-years, the student agrees to not pursue their Driver's License from DMV until they have completed the course and have been issued the card. 

    STUDENTS 18 YEARS AND OVER: Students who turn 18 years of age during the course will not be issued a ODOT TSD Certificate of Completion and will instead receive a signed completion certificate from the District certifying that they have successfully completed the course.  This group of students will be required to take the drive test when they apply for their Driver's License.  Students are not required to present the provider certification to obtain their license.  Often these provider' certificates are used for insurance, employment, etc.

    For more information about "Why Drive with Ed", see the ODOT – Traffic Safety website at Why Drive with Ed  Valuable information is clearly outlined to help you and your student driver make this important decision. 





    LOSD Community School Driver Education Cancellation and Refund Policy
    Cancellation/Refund Requests     

    • All cancellations/refund requests must be submitted via email directly to Community School at communityschool@loswego.k12.or.us before midnight PST on the due date specified.
    • Verbal Cancellation/Refund Requests are not accepted.
    • Cancellation/Refund Requests received before midnight PST on the specified due date will be refunded their tuition less a $45.00 cancellation fee.
    • No refunds will be issued for cancellation/refund requests received after midnight PST of the specified due date.

    To Request a Cancellation/Refund - Please include the following components in your email:
    Subject line: Cancellation Request
    Email Content:

    • Student’s Name
    • Term/Session
    • Session Day
    • Short narrative as to why you must cancel and that you understand our cancellation policy.