Washburn Community Education

Driver's Education Classroom Instruction


*Beginning January 2022, we are planning our Drivers Ed Classroom Training back in the classroom at Washburn High School!




Washburn High School

Winter session will be offered through Washburn Community Education.

Winter session: 1/10/22 to 1/24/22. Registration opens on 12/06/21 NOW FULL

Driver's Education Classroom Training Winter Session

Class is now full. Please add your name to the waitlist as some spaces will open up.

  • Monday, January 10 to Monday, January 24 (10 days, Monday-Friday with no class on Monday, January 17)

  • 3:10pm to 6:10pm

  • In-person at Washburn HS

  • Class fee is $145. We are also offering a sliding fee option ($95 to $185)

Registration for winter opens on Monday, December 6. When registering for classroom instruction online, a parent/guardian must create a profile on mplscommunityed.com to enroll their student. Registration will go live on December 6. Please click here to register.



Student Classroom Expectations

Attendance Requirements

  • Classes are highly structured and there is NO flexibility for missing classes or making-up the work.

  • MN state law requires students to participate in all 30-hours of classroom education.

Obtaining a driver’s license and driving a car is a privilege that comes with serious responsibility. The following is a list of expectations students must abide by, in order to attend and pass this class:

  1. I understand that driving a car is a privilege that comes with serious responsibilities. I will respect my instructor, the guidelines for the classroom and the method of teaching that is presented to me.

  2. I will attend every class session, be on time, and fully engaged in learning at each class session.

  3. I will be prepared to learn every day by bring my study materials and a writing utensil.

  4. I will communicate with my instructor. I understand my instructor wants me to succeed and pass this class. I will advocate for myself by asking questions if I do not understand the material presented.

  5. I will take care of myself by bringing a snack and drink (if needed) to have during our short class breaks.

  6. I will use self-control and put my cell phone away during class time. (Not only does cell phone use disrupt learning, it is illegal and deadly to use while driving. If you cannot exercise the self-control to put your phone away during class, then you are not ready to attend this class. Our instructors reserve the right to confiscate phones)

  7. I understand that failure to follow these expectations may result in the student being removed from class and that class tuition fees will not be refunded if I am removed from class or if I do not complete the 30-hours of scheduled class time.


Student Requirements

  • Classes are highly structured and there is NO flexibility for missing classes or making-up the work.

  • MN state law requires students to participate in all 30-hours of classroom education.

  • Students must be at least 14-years-old to participate in class, they must be at least 15-years-old to obtain their instruction driving permit.

  • Students *do not have to attend Minneapolis Public Schools to participate in this class.

*Non-MPS students, please email Community Ed for log-in credentials.

mplscommunityed.com

  • Registration dates coincide with Minneapolis Community Education's Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer sessions.

  • Registration is available on-line (or in-person, by special arrangement), at this time.

  • First come, first served.

  • Class size is limited to 30 students.

  • Classes are filled, often, from waitlists. Communications will be made by email with a response required within 72 hours or less.

Payment:

  • Payment must be made in full, at the time of registration.

  • Payment methods accepted:

Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover

If you need to cancel your registration:

  • Call or email Washburn Community Ed: 612.668.4828, eliana.power@mpls.k12.mn.us

  • Cancellations must be made at least 3 business days, or the Tuesday prior to the start of class.

  • Refunds, minus a $5 processing fee, will be issued the way it was processed. Cash payments will be refunded by check.

For more information:

Washburn Community Ed 612.668.3450

Registration, cancelations, & general questions:

Eliana.power@mpls.k12.mn.us

Thank you for interest in Driver’s Education Classroom Instruction with Minneapolis Community Education. We look forward to having you in class.