Driver Education

  • New York State-Approved Driver Education Program 



    Spring 2024 Driver Ed Registration is Open!


    Registration for the Driver Education Program at Roslyn High School will be offered online only from January 29, 2024, through June 15, 2024.

    Click here to access the registration

    Course information

    This 16-week program includes 24 hours of classroom instruction, plus homework, AND 24 hours of driving instruction, with each student spending 6 hours behind the wheel. Additional driving practice outside of class is required by New York State. 

    Enrollment Requirements

    Participants must be high school students who reside in the Roslyn school district, at least 16 years of age, and have a valid learner's permit by the first day of class (both class and driving instruction). Students MUST submit a copy of the learner's permit prior to the first class. They will not be permitted to drive unless a permit is presented. 

    Application Procedure

    • Register online at

    Phone registrations are not accepted. 

    The student's name and address must be identical to the way they appear on the learner's permit. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Enrollment is limited and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Tuition and Refund Policy

    Tuition is $600. For withdrawal before the start of the semester, a refund minus $20 processing fee will be issued. After the start of the semester, there will be no refunds. Scholarships are available for students eligible for free or reduced lunch. All requests are confidential and must be submitted to the Dean of Students prior to the beginning of class. 


    • Attendance at all classes is mandatory. Be certain that you can attend and be on time for all sessions before you register. Excessive absences will result in  the student being removed from the program.  According to State Law, any absence and/or lateness must be made up.  If attendance requirements are not fulfilled, a student will not be issued a certificate of completion and will not receive a refund. DRIVER ED DOES NOT ALLOW ANY ABSENCES. PLEASE BE ADVISED STUDENTS CANNOT MISS ANY CLASSES DUE TO SPORTS PARTICIPATION, COLLEGE VISITS, AND CLUB EVENTS.

    All Driver Education lecture classes will be held in person at the high school on Mondays or Tuesdays, from 3pm to 4:30pm. In-car driving lessons will be provided by Bell Auto Driving School for the designated 90-minute sessions. Each car will have four students per session. 

    There will be no make-up classes for missed in-car driving lessons. 

    Student Behavior

    Students are held to the same code of discipline in Driver Education as in any other Roslyn High School class or activity. A student who is permanently removed from a class or driving group because of inappropriate behavior will not receive a refund and may not be eligible to take the class again

    Upon Completion

    • Students who successfully complete the requirement for this non-credit course will receive a Student Certificate of Completion (MV285), which includes an insurance premium reduction certificate. After receiving the MV-285 and passing the road test, a 17-year-old is eligible for a regular license, but a 16-year-old is not. 

    • Classes may be extended beyond the final scheduled dates because of weather-related closings or other circumstances beyond the school district's control. Completion certificates will be distributed after the last day of the term, once all class and driving requirements have been fulfilled, textbooks has been returned, and grades have been recorded for both the class and driving components.

    For more information, call 801-5115 or visit the Attendance Office in Roslyn High School when school is in session.