About the Pittsford Driver Education Program

  • The Pittsford Central School District offers a Driver Education Program following NYS Education Department of Traffic Safety guidelines.  Please check this website for updates on the registration process.  Contact the Driver Education Coordinator, Tom Welsher 267-3439 with any questions. Thank you for your patience.

    The philosophy of Pittsford Central Schools Driver Education Program is to provide all current Pittsford students with a quality program which follows the NYS Education Department of Traffic Safety. The program provides a high level of customer satisfaction by providing program options, flexible schedules and responsiveness to individual student needs.

Driver Education Requirements

  • Fall 2024 Program (scroll down for Summer program)

    Registration opens June 4, at 6PM.

     Eligibility

    *Registration for classes offered is subject to the availability of qualified instructors.


    Fall Driver Education program is only available to Pittsford students.

    Pittsford Central Schools will make every effort to accommodate all students who have enrolled. Students must be 16 and have a permit by the first driving class.  

    If involved with sports, work, vacations, or a school play that will interfere with your Driver Education schedule and you are unable to successfully complete the program, it may be wise to postpone this course until such conflicts are resolved.

    What you will need to register:

    Family ID account.  This can be created before registration. 

    Photo of student's permit/license (can be added later as long as it is in hand before the first driving session) 

    Program Requirements

    Students are required by the State of New York to participate in a 48-hour course of instruction. This includes 24 hours of classroom instruction (theory) and 24 hours of driving and observation (in car practice). The State will not issue the MV-285 Certification of Completion unless the 48 hours have been completed.  This program teaches students proper techniques, laws, and responsibilities pertaining to driving in New York State.  It also provides the mandated 5-hour NYS Pre-licensing certificate. The Certificate of Completion allows a 17-year-old to obtain his/her senior license and drive at night. It also provides a certificate to your insurance company, which should provide you with a discount.   

    Students must pass the theory and driver portions of the course with a 65% or better in order to receive a course completion certificate (MV-285) 

    Absence Policy

    Students are required to take all theory classes, complete all assignments and driving classes. Any absence must be made up.  One make-up for theory and for driving is included in the program.  Any absence beyond one will be made up at a rate of $25 per session.  Failure to attend sessions could result in the student not earning the MV-285 Completion Certificate or being dropped for the program with NO REFUND. 

    Register for ONE theory session AND ONE driving session.

    Theory Classes - 

    The program includes 24 hours of classroom instruction on either Monday at SHS or Tuesday at MHS.

    Any absence beyond one will be made up at a rate of $25 per session. Students are encouraged to contact the program coordinator as soon as they know they will be absent for a scheduled driving class. If more than two driving classes are missed, we may not be able to accommodate your needs and you will not be able to receive a completion certificate. Students are encouraged to contact the program coordinator and their instructor as soon as they know they will be absent for a scheduled theory class. Theory is taught on multiple nights of the week. It may be possible to have a student attend a different class, but this can only be done at the discretion of the instructor/program coordinator. 

    Options subject to change based on registration. 

    Option A: Mon. 7:00 PM Sutherland High School Room 120; First Session: 9/9 

    Option B: Tues. 5:00 PM Mendon High School, Room 110B. First Session: 9/10

    Option C: Tues. 7:00 PM Mendon High School, Room 110B.  First Session: 9/10

     

    Driving Classes - For the behind the wheel driving portion, students must complete 24 hours of driving/observation with a certified driving instructor (once a week).  Any absence beyond one will be made up at a rate of $25 per session. Students are encouraged to contact the program coordinator as soon as they know they will be absent for a scheduled driving class.  Driving is offered six days a week. It may be possible for a student to attend a different session, expectations for this will be explained at the first theory class. If more than two driving classes are missed, we might not be able to accommodate your needs and you will not be able to receive a completion certificate. 

    Driving Options- (Students will pick one)

    (Classes will always start and end at either MHS Main Entrance or SHS Main Entrance)

    **Options subject to change based on registration.

    Monday Sessions: Sutherland 3:30-5:00 PM; First session 9/9

                Do NOT drive on 10/14, 11/11, 12/23, 12/30.

    Tuesday Sessions: Mendon 3:30-5:00 PM; First session 9/10

                Do NOT drive on 12/24, 12/31.

    Wednesday Sessions: Sutherland 3:30-5:00 PM; First session 9/11

                Do NOT drive on 11/27, 12/25, 1/1.

    Thursday Sessions: Mendon 3:30-5:00 PM; First session 9/12

                Do NOT drive on 11/28, 12/26, 1/2.

    Saturday Sessions

    Mendon: 8AM, 10 AM; First session 9/7

                We do NOT drive on 11/30, 12/21 or 12/28.  We DO drive on 1/4.

    Sutherland 7-8:30 AM, 8:30-10 AM, 10-11:30 AM; First session 9/7

                We do NOT drive on 11/30, 12/21 or 12/28.  We DO drive on 1/4.

    Sunday Sessions

    Mendon 7:30-9AM, 9-10:30 AM, 10:30-12PM; First session 9/8

                We do NOT drive on 12/1, 12/22 or 12/29.  We DO drive on 1/5.

    Sutherland 7:30-9AM, 9-10:30 AM, 10:30-12PM; First session 9/8

                We do NOT drive on 12/1, 12/22 or 12/29.  We DO drive on 1/5.

    Cost-$600

    • Payment can be made through My School Bucks (link in the registration process) or checks can be written to Pittsford Driver Education and sent to 75 Barker Rd. East Wing. Pittsford, NY 14534; Attention: Treasurer. 
    • Payment must be made by July 8, 2024 or students may be dropped from the program. 

    Refund Policy

    • Staffing is scheduled based on registration.  Once a student has registered for the program there are NO REFUNDS
    • Please consider potential conflicts that may interfere with completing program requirements. 
     
     
     
    Summer 2024 Driver Education Program. 
     
    Registration for the Summer Driver Education program will begin on April 30th at 6PM. (Through Family ID)
     
    The start date is Tuesday, July 9 and the end date is Tuesday, August 13, with make-ups scheduled for August 14,15, and 20. 

    Classes meet daily (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) three hours a day, 16 sessions.
         -24 hours in the car and 24 hours in the classroom.  
     
    Students can miss one week as long as they can attend the makeup week 8/14, 8/15 and 8/20. 
     
    All classes start and end at Barker Road Middle School. 75 Barker Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534.
     
    EVERY MISSED CLASS MUST BE MADE UP TO EARN COURSE CREDIT.
     
    Summer Registration Options:
    **Options subject to change based on registration. 
     
    Option 1: Back to Back Session 7:30AM-10:30AM (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) 
        
    Option 2: Back to Back Session 9AM-12PM (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) 
        
    Option 3: Back to Back Session 10:30AM-1:30PM (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) 
        
    Option 4: Back to Back Session Theory 12-3 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
     
    **Option 5: Split Session Theory 12-1:30 Driving 3-4:30 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
     
    Cost: The summer program will be offered at the standard Pittsford Driver Education Price of $600
     
    Payment can be made by credit card through My School Bucks (processing fees apply) or by check payment made out to Pittsford Driver Education. 
     
    Payment is due by May 28, 2024. 

    Refund Policy

    • Staffing is scheduled based on registration.  Once a student has registered for the program there are NO REFUNDS
    • Please consider potential conflicts that may interfere with completing program requirements. 
    • Changes may be made to the schedule due to instructor discretion/availability. 

     

     

     

     

Registration

  • FamilyID

    Pittsford Driver Education will be using FamilyID for registration.  

    Please email thomas_welsher@pittsford.monroe.edu with questions.

    Registration for the Summer 2024 Program is closed, please contact Mr. Welsher to be added to the wait list.

    Registration for the FALL 2024 Program will open Tuesday June 4, at 6PM. 

    Click FamilyID Registration link to register.

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