Driver Education Program
Seminole County Public Schools offers an after school driver education program at three high school sites: Lyman, Seminole and Winter Springs High School. The program is open to any student that resides in Seminole County regardless of the school that they attend. The course is offered from August 25-December 2.
Students must be a minimum of 15 years old and hold a valid learner’s permit. The course includes classroom instruction, range driving and on the road instruction with certified driver education instructors. This is a semester course with students attending class from 3:15-5:15 PM on either Monday and Wednesday at Lyman High or Tuesday and Thursday at Seminole and Winter Springs High. Students earn .5 credit upon successful completion of the course. Transportation is not provided.
Statistics from the program show that students that complete this course have a lower rate of traffic citations and crashes during their teen years compared to students that have not taken the course. The roadways in Central Florida are congested and students now deal with the added pressures of cell phone use and texting while driving. Safe and defensive driving techniques are stressed throughout this course.
Applications are available in all of the high school guidance offices. Students interested enrolling in the program need to complete the application and return it to the Guidance Office at their home school by August 16, 2021. Enrollment is limited to 25 students per class. If more applications are received than slots available, a lottery will be held.