Driver's Education

Hands at the wheel of a car.

Driver's Ed Story

  • (Updated August 16, 2022)

    Watch a video about BCPS Driver's Education featuring behind-the-wheel instruction.

    Driver's Ed Story

     

  • The “Tentative” registration date for Fall 2022 Driver’s Education will start on Wednesday, August 31st, at 8:00 AM. For more information on how to register, please visit our “Registration Information Page”

    Please click here to register for Fall 2022 Driver’s Education

     

    Registration Helpful Hints: 

    1-Must be 15 years of age on or before the first class (September 10th for Fall session.)       

    2-Use Chrome or Firefox not Safari

    3-Disable pop-up blockers in Chrome or Disable pop-up blockers in Firefox 

    4-Must register through the link in the yellow box above.

    5-Registration fills up fast! In order to secure a seat, make sure to register as close to 8 AM on August 31st. More details on how to register can be found here: Registration Information

     

    Prior to the 1998 school year, Broward County School's Drivers' Education program included both classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction. In 1998, due to budget constraints, a phasing out of the behind-the-wheel component of the program began. Effectively, the Driver's Education programs “physical cars” were replaced with “virtual cars” in the form of computer-based driving simulators. By the year 2000, the Drivers' Education program had totally transitioned to a classroom/simulation-based program.

    With the support of the Dori Slosberg Driver Education Safety Act, Broward County Public Schools restructured its Drivers' Education program. The restructured program was piloted at Plantation High School during the summer of 2003. BCPS Driver's Education program has a fleet of over 90 vehicles and serves well over 6,000 students annually. It is the largest program of its kind in Florida.


    Goals

    • Provide a program that ensures the safety of our student drivers
    • Mandatory driving in physical cars (not simulators)
    • State certification for all instructors
    • Provide research and statistics of all student drivers that completed our program


Course Options


  • Duration: 9 Week Course on Saturdays during the school year,  3 Week Course Monday through Thursday during the summer.

    Schedule: View the upcoming classes.

    Credit: 1/2 credit elective

    TENTATIVE SCHOOLS: Fall 2022 - Boyd Anderson HS, Coral Glades HS, Coral Springs HS, Cypress Bay HS, Deerfield Beach HS, Everglades HS, Flanagan HS, McArthur HS, Northeast HS, and Plantation HS.

    Class Time: Fall 2022 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Instruction Time: 60 Hours (18 hours Range and 18 hours class time, 24 hours project & testing time). Each class is 4 hours: 2 hours classroom and 2 hours driving. Students can miss one class.

    Register: Public & Charter School students must register through website link in the yellow box above. Private School students need to click Registration Information and follow instructions.

    Description: All sessions are open to students of both public and non-public secondary schools.  The program offers the DELAP program which includes the Restricted License Test and Drivers License Test for those who are eligible. Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the class. We also offer the Drug and Alcohol Class course within our curriculum. In order for the Drug & Alcohol Class to count, you must test while enrolled in the Driver's Ed Course.

    McKay Scholarship: Students on a McKay Scholarship should check with their scholarship coordinator before registering for Driver’s Education.  If you enroll in this course, you will be a BCPS student. 

Contact Information

  • Driver's Education

    600 SE Third Avenue

    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33301

    Phone: 754-321-1871

    Fax: --

    TTL: --

    Phone: --

    Questions?

    dillon.giorgis@browardschools.com

Florida Driver's Handbook