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Thank you for your interest in the Fort Morgan High School Driver’s Education Program! According to statistics provided by the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association, motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for teenagers and 16-year-olds are three times more likely to die in a motor vehicle crash than the average of all drivers. For these reasons, driver’s education programs are offered throughout the United States in an effort to make the roads safer for our young drivers while providing them with an outstanding opportunity to learn the rules of the road. 

We will be scheduling the classroom portion of the driver’s education program to begin on Monday, May 4, 2020. The classroom portion of the program will provide all of the information you need to know to pass the driver’s test as well as informative discussions about the dangers of driving, seatbelt usage, how to drive in adverse weather, defensive driving techniques and much more. We will be given presentations by members of local law enforcement agencies that will explain the most commonly violated laws, causes of crashes, and tips on how to avoid tickets and crashes, as well as presentations by other professionals in our community in regards to how insurance works and how your driving habits can affect your insurance rates. At the conclusion of the classroom portion, the written test for obtaining your permit will be offered to those ready to get their permit. 

The class dates and mes are scheduled as follows (there may be some minor changes):

● Monday, May 4, 2020 5:30pm-9:00pm

● Wednesday, May 6, 2020 5:30pm-9:00pm 

● Saturday, May 9, 2020 8:00am-4:00pm

● Monday, May 11, 2020 5:30pm-9:00pm

● Wednesday, May 13, 2020 5:30pm-9:00pm

● Saturday May 16, 2020 8:00am-4:00pm 

After completing the classroom portion of the class, the student will be given a form for the DMV which will allow them to get their driving permit if they are 15 years of age. If they are not yet 15 by May 16, 2020, don’t worry, the certificate is good for 6 months! Following the completion of the classroom portion of this class, will be 6 hours of on the road driving instruction, with each student, in a vehicle owned and insured by the Fort Morgan School District. During the driving instruction, each student will learn to park the vehicle, drive in town, on county roads, on the highway, and on the interstate. The signup dates and times will be chosen by the student during the classroom portion of the session and will be held after the classroom session has ended. Once driving time is completed and the student has held a driving permit for a year, a driving test will be provided will be offered by the Fort Morgan High School Driver’s Education program. Upon completion, the student will be allowed to get their license with no further testing by the State of Colorado. All tests are included in the tuition cost!

If you are interested in signing up for this session, please contact the Fort Morgan High School office to get registered. If you have any further questions, please contact me on my cell phone at 970-380-1670. Thanks, Loren Sharp Driver’s Education Instructor