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FREMONT HIGH DRIVER EDUCATION CLASSES 2016-2017

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Students may enroll in driver education at Fremont High as soon as they turn fifteen years old and have obtained a driving permit. The law requires students to hold a permit for at least six months prior to receiving a license. It is the discretion of the parents when the student should enroll in the course.

To enroll, pick up a driver education packet in the office. Sign all forms and check the box indicating the month and time you want to take the class. Attach a photocopy of your driving permit to the paperwork.  Turn the paperwork in to the bookkeeper and pay the $130 registration fee. All classes will begin in Mr. Arnold’s room in B-217. Range vehicles limit the number of students each month. Register early to reserve the month you wish to attend.

  • Afternoon classes run for three weeks (14 Total Days): Mon-Fri. 2:45PM-4:30PM
  • Morning classes run for four weeks (18 Total Days): Mon-Fri. 6AM-7:30AM
  • Summer classes run for two weeks (8 Total Days): Mon-Thurs. 7AM-10AM

Welcome to Fremont High Driver Education

Our goal is to help you obtain a Utah Driver License under the guidelines of the Graduated Driver License (GDL) program adopted in 2005. Graduated Driver License (GDL) is a group of laws allowing beginning drivers to build driving experience before they are exposed to higher risk roadway situations. You must complete the following requirements

  1. Learner Permit: If you are 15 years old, you may apply for a learner permit. This permit will be issued at the DLD (Driver License Division) when you have successfully passed the written, eye, physical and mental fitness tests. The permit is valid for one year from the date of issue. The non-refundable fee for the learner permit is $15. Starting September 1, 2011, all students registering for the Fremont High theory class, which also includes the 6-hour range experience, must have obtained a valid learner permit from the Driver License Division. Students will register by turning in the signed registration packet, $130 registration fee and an attached photocopy of the learner permit. To study for the permit test, obtain a Utah Driver Handbook from the DLD or from Mr. Arnold in room B217. The permit test will include:
    1. Road Signs—You may be shown several common road signs and asked to tell what they mean.
    2. Written Questions—You will be asked 50 questions based upon the information in the handbook.
  1. Complete an approved driver education course. The course has two components: a 27-hour state mandated theory class and a 6-hour range experience.
    1. Theory classes are offered in the mornings and afternoons. The morning class is held every other month to accommodate those who have activities in the afternoon. The morning classes begin at 6:00 a.m. and run until 7:30 a.m. The afternoon classes are held each month and begin at 2:45 p.m. and run until 4:30p.m.  Students are required to attend 14 straight days of instruction (18 days for the morning class) and attend the mandatory parent-teen meeting held on the evening of the first Thursday of the class.  There is one make-up class offered at the end of instruction for those who have missed one day. If a student misses more than one day, they will be required to re-take the entire class the next month. Rules of conduct are the same for theory class as they are for Fremont High.
    2. Range times are scheduled in conjunction with the theory class. On the range students will learn and practice driving skills. (i.e.; lane changes, up and down hill parking, backing skills, 45-degree, 90-degree and parallel parking, U-turns, three-point turns, stops, yields and turning skills). During this instruction there will be six to eight students practicing driving skills at the same time. This can be a safety issue if students have no driving experience. We would expect all students to have some driving experience prior to driving on the range.

Students who do not complete the requirements for the driver education course will be on hold until they do. Students who successfully complete the course will be given a target driving date to take their road test. In addition to the completion of the course a student must be 16 years of age and must have had a driving permit for 6 months. The latter of the two dates will be the target date. The student’s records will be held on file until nearing the target date. An examiner will contact a student a week or two prior to the target date to set up a road test. Almost all students complete the road test prior to the target date. There have been some isolated instances when the workload was greater than our ability to keep up.

  1. Road Test: When eligible, the student will be scheduled for a road test. During the road test the examiner will require that the student demonstrate adequate driving ability. In addition, adherence to road rules, regulations, driving techniques and safe practices will be scrutinized. Students will also be asked to perform a number of skills (the skills practiced on the range). Students are required to spend six hours total with the examiner. Half of the time will be observing other students and the other half will be driving. This time is broken into two or three days. If a student fails the test, they will be expected to practice before taking another scheduled test. If a student passes, the information will be entered into the state computer system and the student can then obtain a driver license from the DLD if all other requirements are met.
  • Students who do not complete the course before they graduate from Fremont High School will need to complete with an adult driver education program.
  • Fremont High Driver education program reserves the right to refuse service to students who are disruptive, uncooperative or may present a danger to others.
  1. Online Drivers Ed: We do offer On-Line Theory classes. If you sign up for these classes, you will be required to finish them on-line through our program at FHS. Contact Mr. Arnold at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive information about the class and to sign up.   

Fremont High School Drug and Alcohol Disclosure Statement

The Utah State Legislature has passed a law (1989) to the following effect:

“Upon conviction of a drug or alcohol offense, the length of suspension of the juvenile’s driver license is for six months or until age 17, WHICHEVER IS LONGER.  Upon a second conviction, the length of the suspension is for one year or until age 18, WHICHEVER IS LONGER.  For a juvenile not yet licensed, the suspension is applied from the time the juvenile would otherwise have been eligible to receive his or her license (age 16).

A drug offense includes possession, use, or distribution (giving away or selling) of any controlled substances; or any drug paraphernalia, or imitation controlled substance (represented to be a controlled substance).  It also includes VISITING or being knowingly and intentionally PRESENT where controlled substances, imitation controlled substances, or drug paraphernalia are being used or possessed.

An alcohol offense includes the purchase, possession, or consumption of any alcoholic beverage product (including beer or wine coolers).  It also includes misrepresentation of age, for the purpose of purchasing or obtaining alcohol for a minor.