• Driver Education 

    Course Objectives

    1. To acquire the knowledge, skills, and understanding that permit him/her to play a satisfying and responsible role as a driver in today’s complex society.

    2. To acquire good attitudes and good habits which in turn will provide for the rights and safety of others.

    3. To learn the essentials of the rules and regulations of proper driving techniques.

    4. To develop an understanding of his/her own worth, abilities, and limitations.

    5. To provide students with the knowledge of how a driver can correct or compensate for deficiencies that could affect safe and efficient driving behaviors.

    6. To inform the students of the need for “defensive” driving.
    7. To successfully pass the New Jersey State Driver Examination.

     Determination of Grade

    A student’s grade will be determined through a total points system. Points can be earned through various forms of assessment. Assessment and evaluation may include but is not limited to tests, quizzes, projects, homework, and class participation. Each assessment will be given a predetermined numerical value and evaluated accordingly. At the conclusion of the marking period, a student’s grade will be reflective of total points earned over total points available. It is encouraged for students to maintain an evaluation log of all assessments throughout the marking period. With this, students will have an up-to-date and accurate understanding of their current grade in the course.


    Three ring binder to keep all handouts, notes, tests, and quizzes. Pen or pencil, paper, and your driver’s manual.       

    Students are responsible to make up work and classwork during absences and lab periods. For everyday you are absent, you have to make up any missed assignments, tests, or quizzes. Day for a day policy – If you are absent Monday: you have Tuesday to make it up and hand it in Wednesday. If you are absent Monday and Tuesday: you have Wednesday and Thursday to make it up and hand it in on Friday 

    Email address: gknoeppel@somervilleschools.org

    Office Hours: Monday – Friday 6:45-7:30 AM