• Driver's Education Information

    USD266 Maize offers two programs in driver education; face-to-face and online.  Both programs strive to prepare students in driver education to become knowledgeable and respectful of the law, to learn basic driving skills, and to develop a responsible attitude toward driving.  The instructors will provide critical experience to students, involve parents in the process, and foster cooperative interactions with others in the driving environment.

    Online Driver Education

    Online Driver Education is a district course offered to high school students who meet the minimum age requirement of 14.  This course is offered each term during the school year with a limit of 50 students each term.  The bookwork is available 24/7 online and the driving is done after school.  Drive times are typically 3:00, 4:00; 5:00pm for one hour.  The course is pass/fail (.5 credit) and the course cost is $200. It is recommended that students obtain a learners permit before enrolling in this course.  If you would like to enroll in Online Driver Education the student and parent/guardian must both attend the enrollment night.

    2022-2023 Enrollment Dates
    • Term 1: August 8, 2022 at 6:00pm MHS Commons
    • Term 2: October 17, 2022 at 6:00pm MHS Commons
    • Term 3: January 9, 2023 at 6:00pm MHS Commons
    • Term 4: March 6, 2023 at 6:00pm MHS Commons

    Summer Driver's Education

    Enrollment will be offered on a first come, first serve basis with enrollment limited to the first 150 students to register. Enrollment registration will open at 8 a.m Monday, April 3, 2023 and will close on Monday, April 10, 2023, or when enrollment capacity has been reached. Please enroll early as the class will fill up fast. To register go to https://forms.gle/3ySnBoDJos1bdieB8 (form not accessible until April 3rd at 8 AM).

    The first 150 students to register will receive a Google invite to attend the mandatory enrollment meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2023 in the Maize South High School Auditorium.

    Kansas Driver Handbook Test:

    Students who don’t have a valid instruction permit or who have an instruction permit that will expire prior to the end of the summer driver's education will be required to take the Kansas Driver Handbook Test. This test will be administered in person at a location to be determined the week prior to the start of the class. Students who are required to take the test must pass the Kansas Handbook Test at a minimum Mastery Level of 80% in order to complete the course.  The student will be given three proctored opportunities to successfully complete this test. For a digital copy of the Kansas Driver Handbook, please click the link below. Printed copies of the handbook may be purchased at any local Driver's License Exam Station.

    Questions – contact Joy Lewellen (jlewellen@usd266.com)