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  • Driving instruction is offered to high school students 15 years old to 17 years old and at least in the 8th grade. This is a state-approved course. Students can receive a 1/2-unit credit for taking the course, which is offered 4 times yearly.

    The 38 hours’ driver’s education course includes 30 hours of classroom instruction for 10 nights from 5:00-8:00 p.m., students must attend all classes. The course also includes 8 hours of student driving. The online cost of the course is $415.60 and must be paid at the time of registration before a seat is guaranteed.  Enrollment is limited each session.

    All current JPS Employees will receive a 10% discount for their son/daughter to attend the Driver’s Ed. Program, cost $374.04. 

    To register for Driver’s Education classes all student must have:

    • Louisiana Temporary Instruction Permit
    • 17 or under – Parent or Guardian

    Effective September 4, 2018 the State of Louisiana, Department of Motor Vehicles is requiring all students to get a Temporary Instruction Permit (TIP) by the first day of class.

    TO OBTAIN THE TIP: Students need to go to the Office of Motor Vehicles web page expresslane.org and select Book Appointment.

    Requirements for Minor Students (15 – 17 years old)

    • Original or State Certified Birth Certificate (no photocopies)
    • Social Security Card
    • Legal Custodial/Domiciliary Parent/Guardian with their Driver’s License or State ID Card
      • Original or Court Certified Custody Papers (if there are any)

    Requirements for Adult Student (18 years or older)

    • Original or State Certified Birth Certificate (no photocopies)
    • Social Security Card
    • Proof of residence (Two proof of residence if applying for a Real ID)

    *Note: If an adult has a valid Louisiana State ID already issued and their Social Security Number is in the OMV’s system, then only the ID and Proof of Residency is needed.

    DRIVER'S EDUCATION CLASSES ARE HELD FOUR TIMES PER YEAR. *Schedule is based off of the current approved academic calendar and is subject to change.

    *JPSCHOOLS IS HOLDING ONLINE DRIVER'S ED REGISTRATION.  DUE TO COVID, STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK FOR IN PERSON TRAINING.*

    REGISTRATION (WILL BE POSTED ON THE JPS WEBSITE ON DATES LISTED BELOW)

    East bank & West Bank Sessions
    Fall Session: August 16 - August 22, 2021, 9A.M. or until all available seats are sold. 
    Winter Session:  November 1 - November 7, 2021, 9A.M. or until all available seats are sold.
    Spring Session: February 7 - February 13, 2022, 9A.M. or until all available seats are sold.
    Summer Session: May 9 - May 15, 2022, 9A.M. or until all available seats are sold.

    CLASSES: Classes are Monday – Friday for 2 weeks, from 5 P.M. – 8 P.M. (Summer Session from 3 P.M. – 6 P.M.)

    East Bank classes are held at Bonnabel High School, 2801 Bruin Drive, Kenner.

    West Bank classes are held at John Ehret High School, 4300 Patriot Street, Marrero.

    Fall Session: September 13 - September 17, 2021; September 20 - 27, 2021 (Students do not report September 24, 2021)
    Winter Session: November 29 - December 10, 2021
    Spring Session: March 7 – March 18, 2022 
    Summer Session: June 6 – June 17, 2022 (3 PM – 6 PM)

    COST OF THE TEMPORARY INSTRUCTION PERMIT AT THE OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLES:
    The Temporary Instruction Permit is 32.25 with the possible service fee up to $6.00.  
    Forms of payment are Cash, Credit/Debit Card, Money Order and Check (check number must be over 1500 to be accepted) Convenience fees apply for Credit/Debit Cards and Check transactions. Please go to www.expresslane.org to book appointment to get TIP card.

    *Effective 8/1/2020 the Student Enrollment Form is no longer required*