ANSWERS TO THE MOST COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ST. PIUS SCHOOL'S DRIVER EDUCATION PROGRAM
In partnership with Nathan's Driving School, Inc.
What does the program include?
The program consists of thirty hours of classroom activities and six (or eight) hours of private in-car lessons. The State of Georgia's required Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (or ADAP) is NOT part of this course because it is taught as part of the health course at St. Pius. Certificates of Completion cannot be issued until all thirty hours of classroom activities have been completed, the final exam has been successfully passed, and the six (or eight) hours of behind- the-wheel instruction have been completed.
How much does the course cost?
The thirty and six course costs $469.00, with Road Test $519.00.
The thirty and eight course costs $599.00, with Road Test $659.00.
How old does the student have to be in order to enroll in the course?
A student must be at least fifteen years of age by the time they start the course.
Does my student have to have his or her learner's permit before beginning the course?
Although a student can take the classroom portion of the course prior to having his or her learner's permit, he or she MUST have his or her permit before starting any of his or her in-car lessons.
How do I enroll for the course?
You can enroll online directly from the front page of this website. Or you can complete an enrollment form in our main office.
When can I enroll for the course?
Enrollment for any session is available until the maximum number of twenty students is reached.
When do I pay for the course?
Full payment must accompany the enrollment.
What methods of payment are accepted?
Payment can be made by credit or debit card, paypal or cash (in person at the office).
Will I receive confirmation that the enrollment has been accepted?
As soon as the completed enrollment form has been received, a receipt will be emailed to you. If the class in which you are enrolling your son or daughter has reached the maximum number of students, your payment will be declined.
If I pay for the course and then decide not to take it, can I get a refund?
There is A $125 cancellation fee if made two weeks or more prior to the beginning of a session. Within two weeks of the beginning of a class no refund can be issued, but the student can be rescheduled for the following session. No refunds can be issued if the student stops attending classes.
How many students are in a class?
The maximum number of students for any classroom is twenty. Early enrollment is encouraged. Please keep in mind that there must be at least five students enrolled for any session in order for the session to be held.
How long does my student have to complete the course?
The course, both the thirty hours of classroom and six (or eight) in-car lessons, must be completed within six months. If my student does not do so, I understand that the remaining hours and the tuition paid will be forfeited, that my student will not receive any credit for the course, and no Certificate of Completion will be issued.
What if my student misses a classroom session?
All missed classroom sessions must be made up. For each classroom schedule, there are three make-up classes scheduled. If a student misses more than seven and a half hours of the classroom, then he or she MUST start the entire classroom portion of the course over from the beginning and pay an additional $125.00 fee. The classroom instructor will advise students who miss classroom sessions as to what they need to do to make up the missed session or sessions.
How does the schedule for the behind-the-wheel lessons work?
Once you have received confirmation of the acceptance of your enrollment, you may contact the main office at (770) 454-9100 to schedule the behind-the-wheel lessons. The six (or eight) hours of behind-the-wheel lessons are scheduled in three (or four), two-hour sessions. The in-car instructor will come to (Name) High School to pick the student up for the lessons. The sessions are strictly private (one student and one instructor), are available seven days a week, and are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
What if a behind-the-wheel lesson is missed?
Appointments for behind-the-wheel lessons must be cancelled twenty-four (24) hours in advance or the student will be charged an additional $120.00 for the two-hour missed lesson. This $120.00 must be paid PRIOR to any other scheduled lessons being taken or the missed lesson being re-scheduled.
Once my student has successfully completed the driver education program, can he/she take his/her driving test at Nathan's Driving School?
As long as your student has had his or her permit for at least one year and one day and has successfully completed the thirty hours of classroom and six (or eight) hours of in-car lessons, then he or she can take his or her driving test with Nathan's Driving School. The test is given in a Nathan's Driving School car, and the tests are given even if it is raining - unlike the Department of Driver Services locations. We offer the test on a limited schedule at our offices in Chamblee and in Roswell.
Should you need additional information, please contact Us at (770) 454-9100.