Driver Education Department

  • Students are required to take seven semesters of Physical Education and one semester of Health. Students who take Driver Education at Lake Park during the school year are waived from one semester of Physical Education. If a student elects to take Driver Education during the summer school session or outside Lake Park, the student will be assigned to two semesters of Physical Education during the school year. Likewise, if a student chooses not to take Driver Education at all, then the student will be enrolled in Physical Education in place of Driver Education. Students may not substitute another course in place of Driver Education in their schedule.
    Jeff Henrikson, Driver Education Coordinator 

First Semester Driver Education Night 07/14/2021

  • Parents/Guardians and students enrolled in First Semester Driver Education only are required to attend Lake Park High School’s Virtual Driver Education Program Night that will be hosted on Wednesday, July 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the East Campus Dice Auditorium.

    If Driver Education has been completed - or will be completed - outside of Lake Park, please notify the Counseling Office immediately at to adjust your student’s schedule accordingly. 

    The in-person meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the East Campus Dice Auditorium. In advance of the meeting, please have your student access their Google Classroom for instructions on how to complete required items (permit test and eye exam). 

    Agenda items will include:

    • Students will be taking their permit test prior to or during the parent meeting. The link and school code for the permit test will be shared via Google Classroom after the meeting begins. *Students are requested to bring their Chromebooks for hands-on activities and to complete the permit application online.
    • After passing the permit test, students will need to complete their eye exam at Lake Park East Campus. This will be scheduled with Jeff Henrikson or James Chellson.
    • Upon completion of the eye exam, students will provide a check/money order/cashier check for $20.00 made out to the Secretary of State.
    • Students will pick up their permits from Lake Park East Campus upon completion from Secretary of State.  

    We are proud to continue offering our Driver Education course this fall. The health and safety of our students and staff will remain our top priority as we continue to follow the guidelines from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education.

    If you would like more information about our program, contact Jeff Henrikson at