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Swampscott High School
At this time, we're unable to accommodate lessons for students that didn't attend the classroom portion of driver education with us.
Tuition Increase Update
On May 18th, 2023, the Swampscott School Committee approved the increase of the rates for driver education. The new costs as of June 1st, 2023 are as follows:
30 hours of class instruction will be: $175.00. This is an increase of $25.00.
12 hours of in-car instruction will be: $475.00. This is an increase of $50.00
The rate for a “no-show” or late cancellation will be $26.00. This is an increase of $6.00.
These new rates for the classroom instruction and in-car instruction apply to all students that begin the classroom and/or driving with our program on or after June 1st, 2023. The “no-show” or late cancellation fee will be for all active and future students.
The goal with the increased tuition rates is to pay more competitive rates to attract more instructors to our program to better serve the needs of our students.
Next Course Information
June 21st, 2023 - This class will run from 6/21 to 6/25.
Weekdays & Weekend Days - 9am-4pm in B129
The parent meeting for this class will be held on June 20th, 2023
from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in B129 at SHS
July 31st - August 4th - Weekdays-Only 9am-4pm in B129
The parent meeting for this class will be held on 6/20/23 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in B129 at SHS
September 9th - September 23rd - Weekends Only - 9am - 4pm in B129
The parent meeting for this class will be held on September 6th, 2023 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in B129 at SHS
October 21st - November 4th - Weekends Only - 9am - 4pm in B129
The parent meeting for this class will be held on October 18th, 2023 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in B129 at SHS
December 2nd - December 16th - Weekends Only - 9am - 4pm in B129
The parent meeting for this class will be held on November 29th, 2023 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in B129 at SHS
Want to enroll in a class? Click here!
I'll confirm enrollment by adding your student to their respective Google Classroom accounts. Please ensure they've received the invite and have joined the Google Classroom.
All students should have their district issued device and charger for all classroom hours.
Please make sure your student is a MINIMUM of 15 and 9 months exactly. Use this link to see what their age will be at the beginning of course. - http://www-users.med.cornell.edu/~spon/picu/calc/agecalc.htm
**We will not be sending out a reminder about the start of the course once a student is enrolled in this class. Please mark it on your calendar.**
***With our accelerated course schedule, ideally, students shouldn't miss any classes. If a student isn't 15 and 9 months on the start date, they will have to start during our next course.***
__________________________________________________________________________________________ Program Information: Total Cost *$650* - *$175*for the class, *$475* for the driving & observations. *Please see above*
-- If a student fails to cancel a lesson without 24 hours notice, they will be charged $26.00. This fee must be paid before scheduling your next driving lesson. Your Schedule 2 Drive account will be deactivated and any lessons you have scheduled will be canceled until the payment/s are made.
This course is available to all students in the high school and beyond. Students from cities/towns other than Swampscott or Nahant will have to come to SHS for the start and end of their driving lessons. Students must be 15 and 9 months in order to enroll. Courses run during the year are weekends-only or accelerated courses over the summer break.
Minimum requirements are for ALL driving schools are:
Students must complete all of the following requirements within 2 years of beginning the classroom.
1. 30 hours of classroom instruction - Students must make up all missed classes!
2. 12 hours on-the-road training - As of May 1st, 2019, all NEW students will not be able to begin their on-road training(driving lessons and/or observations if the parent meeting requirement is not completed. (This is a newly created policy that ALL driving schools must comply with.)
3. 6 hours of observation
A permit test must be passed before a student may participate in road training. There is a *$175* fee for the classroom and *$475* for the on-the-road-training. Parents are also required to attend a 2 hour information meeting,(driving lessons cannot begin if the parent meeting requirement isn't completed) as mandated by the RMV. This course is valid for 5 years, if you attended for another child at SHS, I have a record of it, so please let me know their name. If you attended a parent night elsewhere, I'll need the documentation from that driving school.
Students have 2-years from their first day of starting our program to complete: 30 hours of classroom instruction, 12 hours of on-the-road training, 6 hours of observation and the parent meeting. Failure to complete these requirements within the allotted time will require students to complete it all over again, no partial credit can be given and no refunds will be granted. No extensions will be requested or granted.
Payment plans are an option. All checks should be made to: Town of Swampscott
We ask that you pay the *$175* for the class before the class ends. The final exam, given on the last day of the course, will not be given if a student has not paid for the class. For the first 3 lessons scheduled, a payment of $175 should be made, then a $100 payment made for each set of 3 lessons you're looking to schedule.
- There is an additional fee of $15.00 payable by check to the Mass DOT, this fee covers the processing fee for the driver education certificate.
Some information about Schedule 2 Drive
If you've completed any driving lessons, logging on shouldn't be an issue. Click the link above, go to the Student Login and enter the information requested. Once you're on your profile, please ensure that your permit issue date is filled in, that your address is correct, ensure you have a valid, acceptable email address/es entered that you regularly and check and update your cell phone number if necessary. For communication between Schedule 2 Drive, you and us, it's important that this information is accurate.
If you're unable to log-in, it's likely because we do not have your permit number and/or a payment is still due. If you've never done a driving lesson or recently received your permit, please email me at Bennett@swampscott.k12.ma.us with your SA number, I'll enter it into your profile and activate your account, as long as a payment has been made and processed, you'll then be able to schedule lessons/observations. (Please give us 3-5 business days to complete this)
All newly starting students really should schedule their first times on the road with us an observation then drive or vice versa. Which means you will be in the car for 2 hours(RMV policy maximum). Example; 2:45pm-4:45pm or 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
Students should not be scheduling more than 2-3 lessons per month. That is what we've always suggested because it's the most educationally sound way of learning one of the most important skills a new teen driver needs, but it also prevents one or more students from scheduling more than that, taking away the availability of lessons for our other students. In some circumstances, we will allow it, but that is a case-by-case basis. Any student that schedules more than the 2-3 per month without prior approval or proper payment will have them canceled within the Schedule 2 Drive system.
Payments should still be made accordingly and prior to scheduling any lessons.
This can still be done via the online payment site - https://unipaygold.unibank.com/transactioninfo.aspx
Payments can also be made by check (Town of Swampscott)
Transferring to Another Driving School?
All requests to transfer to another driving school must come from the school. They should email me at Bennett@swampscott.k12.ma.us
This also pertains to transferring information in order to schedule a road test.
All the class and parent night is uploaded to ATLAS when completed, the RMV must then complete the official transfer.
Please allow up to 10 business days for this request to be completed.
__________________________________________________________________________________________ We have also created a partnership with In Control Crash Prevention, they will be providing a discount of $30.00 for all Swampscott High School Driver Education students that enroll in their skills course. Two of our instructors have gone through their program in order to introduce some of the skills learned during their course, as well as being able to provide an accurate recommendation to parents/guardians/students about this course.