Course Name: Traffic Safety
Course #: TS32
Grade Level: 10-12
# of Credits: 1 semester- 1/2 credit
Fee: $210 for optional behind-the-wheel training.
Driver education is a one semester course aimed at the development of the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for performing as a competent vehicle operator and highway user.
It is a multi-phase program consisting of classroom instruction, simulator instruction and on street instruction. The on street instruction is conducted before and after school, on week-ends and vacation days.
The course is open to all students who intend to get a driver's license, and who will be 15years and six months or older by November 1st for the first semester, and April 1st for the second semester. (Normally 10th grade) .
The completion of this course, including the optional on-the-street instruction, may qualify the student for an insurance premium reduction. The student must earn a "C" or better in all phases to receive the certificate of completion card upon completion of of the course.
As Mountain View High School's Traffic Safety program is State Approved, the course qualifies as one of the methods of the students obtaining their Driver's License under the State's Graduated Drivers License program. Also, the $210 fee paid for Behind-the-Wheel qualifies for the extra-curricular state tax credit (ECA).