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The school year is right around the corner! Learn more about enrollment options at Northfield Public Schools.

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Driver Education

Community Services offers a complete graduated driver education program conducted by certified instructors. Please call 507.664.3649 for questions about registration or classes. 

Phase 1:

Classroom Training


Intended primarily for district residents, classroom training is for participants who are 15 years old at the end of the session. Class registration forms are available at the Northfield High School main office, the Community Services office or can be printed off below. Students will receive a certificate of classroom completion card, which is necessary to apply for an instruction permit. Cost for replacement of lost or damaged cards is $10. Classes are at the high school in classroom H124.

Fall 2017 Session

$152  |  3 – 6 p.m. | Monday, Oct. 23 – Friday, Nov. 3 , 2017 (weekdays only): 10 three-hour sessions; High School H124 (Registration opens Aug. 11 and ends Oct. 13 or until the class is full – please register early to avoid disappointment.)

Classroom Registration Form Fall 2017

(please register in-person at the Community Services office or by mail/fax)

MN Driver’s Manual

Preparation for Permit Test 

 

Phase 2:

Behind The Wheel Training


The six-hour Behind-the-Wheel experience is available by appointment following completion of the classroom session. Students must have a valid MN permit to register. The registration form is available at the Northfield High School main office, Community Services and online below. The cost of the training is $252. After successful completion of behind-the-wheel training students will receive a certificate of completion card, which is necessary to apply for a driver’s license. Cost for replacement of lost or damaged cards is $10.

  • If you fail to attend the driving appointment:
    1. A drop/add fee of $30 will be assessed to schedule another appointment
    2. If money is refunded, $30 will be subtracted from the registration fee

Behind-the-Wheel Registration Form 2017

(please register in-person at the Community Services office or by mail/fax)

Behind-the-Wheel Information Sheet

Supervised Driver’s Log

NEW STATE REQUIREMENTS

Effective January 1, 2015, every driver under the age of 18 who completes behind the wheel instruction and is testing for a provisional driver’s license must submit a driving log. Parents/guardians have two options regarding the supervised driving log:Parents/guardians are encouraged to provide as many additional driving hours with their teen as possible to prepare them to become a safe driver. The driving log must be presented at the time of the road test and submitted with the application for the provisional license.

 

Option 1: Complete a supplemental parent class provided by a driver education program approved in Minnesota, and then submit a supervised driving log showing their teen has completed at least 40 hours (2,400 minutes) of supervised driving, 15 (900 minutes) of which are nighttime hours;

“Point of Impact” Supplemental Parental Curriculum Night for Parents

Free presentation for all parents and their teen drivers
Tu, June 20 – 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Northfield High School Upper Cafeteria
with presenters: Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn and driving instructor, Kevin Dahle

 

Option 2: If the parent/guardian chooses to not complete the supplemental parent class, the driving log must show that their teen has completed at least 50 hours (3,000 minutes) of supervised driving, 15 (900 minutes) of which are nighttime hours.

Parents/guardians are encouraged to provide as many additional driving hours with their teen as possible to prepare them to become a safe driver. The driving log must be presented at the time of the road test and submitted with the application for the provisional license.