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About Drivers Education

A staff person is available at the Community Education office M-F, 8 am-330 pm (except holidays and some non-school days) to pick up your Blue card, be assigned a Behind-the-Wheel (BTW) instructor, etc.

BHM Community Education offers classroom instruction throughout the year (Fall A Sept/Oct, Fall B Oct/Nov, Winter Jan/Feb, Spring A Feb/March, Spring B April/May and many sections during the summer) and behind-the-wheel instruction year round. It is recommended students are age 15 by the last day of classroom instruction as this is the age the student needs to be to take the Written Knowledge Test. Don't wait until the deadline to register... classes fill quickly so early registration is encouraged.

The fee includes 30 hours of classroom instruction, 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction with a licensed teacher AND all classroom materials. BTW instruction is typically scheduled one-hour each month for six months which allows time in-between for parent/guardian practice driving with the student. Once you have your permit, do not wait to schedule your first BTW instruction.

Driver’s Education is not funded by the state department, therefore, all costs must be incurred by the family upon registering. (No discounts or scholarships are available for the driver education program.)

Featured Courses

  • Driver Education - Spring B (April-May) 2024

    Online registration ends Monday, April 1 at 4 pm or when the class is full. After April 1, call Community Education at 763.682.8770 to see if space is still available. BHM Community Education offers classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel instruction year-round. Classroom offerings include: Fall A (Sept-Oct), Fall B (Oct-Nov), Winter (Jan-Feb), Spring A (Feb-March), Spring B (April-May) and many sections throughout June and July in the summer. During the school year, classroom is offered right after school (3:45-6:45 pm) 2-days a week for 5-weeks. During the summer, class times include mornings, afternoons and evenings, M-F for 2-weeks. It is recommended students are age 15 by the last day of classroom instruction, or shortly thereafter, as this is the age the student needs to be to take the Written Knowledge Test. The fee includes 30 hours of classroom instruction AND 6 hours of behind-the-wheel (BTW) instruction with a licensed teacher. BTW instruction is typically scheduled one-hour each month for six months. Once you have your Instructional Permit, do not wait to be assigned to a BTW instructor so you can schedule your first BTW session. Driver’s Education is not funded by the State of Minnesota, therefore, all costs must be incurred by the family upon registering. (No discounts or scholarships are available for the driver education program.) No class Wednesday, April 24. Class will be held Thursday, April 25 instead. No class Monday, April 29. Spring B 2024 Make-Up Session: One make-up session is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 3:45-6:45 pm, at Buffalo High School. Tardies and/or absence from one class need to be made-up. Students needing more than 3-hours of make-up time will be withdrawn and the student will retake the full 30 hours of classroom instruction and pay the $125 classroom fee. Please check for schedule conflicts prior to registration. Parent and Teen Safety Presentation: Soon to be drivers and their parents can choose to attend a two-hour presentation as part of their Driver’s Education training. The focus of the presentation is to educate the audience on the seriousness of teen driving, the real risk of teen crashes and what parents and teens can do to make things safer when new drivers are behind the wheel.Fee is $10. The student must pre-register at bhmschools.ce.eleyo.com or call 763.682.8770 (Dates are yet to be determined). Safe Communities of Wright County and Community Education will offer the presentation.
  • No Show Behind-the-Wheel (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024)

    The student/parent is required to pay the No-Show Fee for missing a scheduled appointment with the Behind-the Wheel instructor. A receipt will be given/emailed to the student/parent in order to schedule the next Behind-the-Wheel appointment.