• 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.

     

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

     

    1. To understand the essentials of the rules and regulations of proper driving tactics.

     

    1. To inform the students of the need for “defensive” driving.

     

    1. Driver Impairment – to understand the consequences according to NJ law and its effects on driving.

     

    1. To inform the students of the need for “defensive” driving.

     

    1. To successfully pass the NJ State Driver Examination.

     

    GRADING

    A student's grade will be determined through a total point system.  Points can be earned through various forms of assessment throughout the marking period.  Student assessment and evaluation may include but is not limited to tests, quizzes, projects, homework and classroom 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. 

     

    STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO MAKE UP MISSED WORK AND CLASSWORK DURING LAB AND ABSENCES

    You have ONE week from the day you return to make up missed work.  If not made up, grade turns to a zero.

    NO LATE PROJECTS OR ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED

     

    CLASS PROCEDURES

    There will be a statement / question on the computer screen when you enter the classroom.  You are to be in your seats responding to the activity when the bell rings.

     

    1. Always be prepared for class. (CHROMEBOOK / NOTEBOOK, BOOK, WRITING UTENSIL, FOLDER)
    2. Make-up work is the responsibility of the student.
    3. Be on time for class, and in your assigned seat.
    4. Respect one another.
  • PERMIT PROCESS

     

     

     

     

     

    A SOMERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL PERMIT CARD SHOWS PROOF TO MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISION THAT THE STUDENT PASSED THE NJ STATE WRITTEN EXAM WITH A SCORE OF 80% OR HIGHER.

     

     

    1. Upon completion of the course, each student who passes the NJ State Written Exam with an 80% or above will be issued his or her permit card.  Please keep this card in a safe place.  (REMEMBER:  THIS IS NOT A PERMIT TO DRIVE.)  Students who do not meet the qualifications, your card will be filed with your teacher. 

     

     

    1. When you turn 16, you can call a driving school to set up an appointment for the required 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training.  (It will cost approximately $400)

     

     

    1. The driving school will take you to Motor Vehicle Commission and purchase an official driving permit.  You will need the permit card, $10.00, and have your vision checked by MVC.  You must meet the 6-point ID requirements set by MVC.

     

     

    1. When 6 hours of driving lessons are completed, you will be able to begin supervised practice driving according to NJ STATE LAW.