Registration for Hamilton High School spring drivers’ education – including theory, simulation and behind-the-wheel – begins Jan. 3. Completed forms with fees will be accepted at the high school office during school hours or by mail before Jan. 19. Students who will be 16 years old by Sept. 30, 2011 are eligible to enroll in all three phases of the program.
The theory phase begins on Jan. 24 and includes 16 two-hour classes from 3:40 p.m. to 5:40 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The theory phase covers the Motorist Manual, rules of the road, seat belts, insurance, car ownership and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The simulation, which starts the week of March 7, is six two-hour classes from 3:40 p.m. to 5:40 p.m. The simulated experiences include turning, expressway driving, rural roads, winter and snow, hazards and collision traps and split-second decisions.
Behind-the-wheel includes six two-hour lessons that are held weekdays or Saturday mornings. Behind-the-wheel starts after the students have gone to the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles and each passed the written, vision and sign tests.
Fees are $350 for the full program.
Seating is limited, and priority is given to the oldest students.
Hamilton High School is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Road, Sussex.