Changes in Driver Education

There will be some changes in Driver Education classes at Erie High School coming in December.

Mrs Bledsoe has decided to move with her husband and former Softball Coach Bledsoe to the Western Slope of Colorado.  This means EHS needed a new teacher for Driver Education.  Driver Education classes will be taught by 

Erie High School Dean of Students, Paul Stecina.  Mr Stecina has taught Driver Education for 17 years in SVVSD but has only taught classes over the summer since becoming an Administrator.  He will return to teaching classes at Erie High School, a program that he helped develop in 1999.

Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings (as opposed to Monday evenings as they were previously scheduled) from 2:30 to 5:30 or from 6pm to 9pm.  This allows students who are busy with sports or activities directly after school to come to the later sessions.

Additionally, Erie High School classes will begin piloting online content during Driver Education classes.  This content will be made available to students from around the region in an online version of the class to be offered in the future through the St Vrain Valley School District.

The class is 10 sessions long and covers the rules of the road, laws associated with driving and other academic topics related to Driver Education, for a total of 30 hours of class time.  This is then followed by six hours of driving instruction, on the road, one-on-one with a veteran instructor.  Behind the Wheel training covers residential, highway, city and mountain driving with an emphasis on correct technique and defensive driving tactics.

Students who take the class must be 14 years and 6 months prior to the first day of class, though another session will run in the Spring for students who miss the age cutoff.  Students will earn .25 credits for the class and will be graded on a pass/fail basis.  The cost for the class is $395 and may be paid on RevTrak as with any other fees for students.  The class is self-funded and recieves no funding from the school district or State.  That said, most insurance companies provide a financial incentive for their customers who have taken the class.

For more information, please consult the SVVSD Driver Education website or contact Mr. Stecina.  To sign up for the class, please call (720) 494-3960.