Driving Safety

High School Drivers Education


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This course is offered at several Ulster County area high schools and at the Kingston Center in spring, summer and fall (the location may vary per semester.) This 48-hour program is approved by the New York State Education Department. It includes six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction, 18 hours of in-car observation and 24 hours of classroom training and orientation. Students are assigned to drive one day a week and to attend lectures one day a week. This program is administered in cooperation with an area auto school. At Orientation, all students will receive an overview of the Driver Education Program. Orientation is for those who have registered and those who have yet to register and need more information. Parents may also attend. Note: If you are registered, your driving time will be given at orientation as well as in an email prior to the first class. 

Required: You must be at least 16 years of age at the time of orientation, possess a learner’s permit and have a completed Registration / Consent Form

See our FAQ to learn about road test requirements, insurance reductions cancellations, make-ups and more. 

Read the DMV FAQ for Student/Parent Questions from the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Check out the New York DMV Practice Test.

New York State Fact Sheet on crashes involving young drivers ages 16-20.


Course Offerings


NOTE: We will not be offering any High School Driver Education courses in the Fall of 2020.






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