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

    The Summer School Driver Education program runs from Monday, June 14 through Friday, July 2. Monday through Friday 7:55 – 10:00 a.m. (Only two make-up days, July 12 and 13, will be offered for any absence).

    A parent/guardian and a student must attend Driver Education Information Night. This meeting will take place on  Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 7:00 the East Campus Dice Auditorium. To honor social distancing requirements, we encourage only one parent/guardian to attend. At the orientation, our staff will address the following items at this meeting:

    • Parental responsibilities as it pertains to the new changes of the “Graduated Licensing Law.”
    • The four-phase driving segment of our program, including parent cooperation and assistance and teacher instruction and evaluation.
    • The “Lake Park Parent Guide” to complement in-class instruction
    • Communication between teacher and parents

    Students, after you have registered, you must see Mr. Chellson to obtain a Rules of the Road booklet and directions on how to fill out the permit application at home before the program starts. The purpose is for the students to take the written exam, eye exam and turn in their signed permit application with a check or money order payable to the Secretary of State in the amount of twenty ($20.00) dollars. The driver education department handles the processing to obtain your child’s permit so you do not have to.

    For more information, contact James Chellson at