COVID-19 UPDATE

  • Due to COVID-19, please be aware we will be executing the following policies:
  • Only 8 students will be allowed in each class at the following class times, (10-12) (2-4) and (6-8); All students must be preregistered.
  • Should you make a payment online or other arrangements have been made for payment, we will send an email confirming that the student is scheduled for class; please do not show up for class without a confirmation.
  • Once you have received your confirmation email, a parent or guardian will be expected to come by the office and sign the contract within 48 hours in order to reserve their student’s place in class. Please call the office and advise when you can come by–only one person should come into the office to sign.
  • Further, on each day of the class, for everyone’s protection:
  • We will be taking temperatures (via forehead scan) and absolutely no one will be admitted that has a fever or exhibits any sign of illness. Parents should remain accessible In the event we believe the student is ill and in the event the student is asked to not attend that day. PLEASE DO NOT DROP YOUR STUDENT OFF WITHOUT BEING ASSURED THEY CAN ATTEND THAT DAY.
  • All students will be expected to sanitize their hands.
  • Each student must bring and wear a face mask and provide their own pen or pencil.
  • Instructors will be sanitizing all surfaces (tables and chairs) before and after classes.
  • In order to “stop the spread” students will exit the building one by one after classes – they should continue “social distancing” and students should be picked up immediately and not allowed to congregate at the entrance of the school.
  • Drive times will be scheduled at an appropriate later date dependent upon DPS reopening and after other safety factors have been satisfied.
  • Our desire is to keep our instructors and students as safe as possible yet continue to serve our community in the most reasonable ways. We appreciate your understanding.

Want to drive?

Without taking some form of driver education, you can’t get a license until you’re 25.
Here’s what it takes to get your license if you are UNDER 18.

STEP ONE

Driver's Education

Your Teen Driving course needs to be completed within 3 months.
If it takes longer, you’ll need to sign a variance and pay an additional fee.

  • 32 hours instruction in the classroom (16 sessions)
  • Classes run M-F (+ 1 Saturday) for THREE consecutive weeks.
  • 14 hours instruction in a vehicle
  • 7 hours behind the wheel driving / 7 hours observing
  • 30 hours behind the wheel with a licensed adult driver in the passenger seat. (10 of these hours at night and ALL of the hours documented)

Click to learn more or register for Teen Driver courses.

Lake Jackson   Angleton

STEP TWO

Get a Learner's Permit

Students must be at least 15 and a parent/guardian must take them to DPS.
Do not go until you have all the documentation below:

  • Certified or original birth certificate (no hospital version, Xerox, or laminated copies)
  • Social Security Card (not just the number)
  • VOE (Verification of Enrollment) from current public/private school (if having to make up hours they possibly may not be eligible to receive this as it requires compliance with attendance laws. VOE’s are only good for 30 days.)
  • Present or past photo ID (if available)
  • $16.00 (or current cost)
  • DE964 (furnished by GCDA)
  • DL14A (furnished by GCDA)
  • DL40 (furnished by GCDA)
  • TX Proof of Residency (form provided by GCDA)—parent/guardian must bring two proofs of residency with their physical address (no P.O. Box) dated between 30-90 days. It must have the same name and address on both.

After passing the vision test at DPS, students will have their thumbprint and photo taken. A paper permit will be issued with an expiration date on it but the permanent copy should come in the mail before it expires. The permanent copy will expire on the student’s 18th birthday.

STEP THREE

Last Steps

  • A student has to hold their permit a MINIMUM of six (6) months or 16 years of age (whichever is LONGEST) unless they are turning 18 before the six months is up.
  • Once eligible to get a license, students will contact DPS to schedule the driving exam.
  • They will bring their DE964, 30 hour log, VOE, Impact Texas Teen Drivers certificate, and their permit.
  • Students must furnish the vehicle to take the driving skills exam in and they will have to show proof of current insurance on that vehicle.

Work hard to learn in the classroom and in your practice driving and you’ll do great on the driving test!

Congratulations, New Driver!

Obtaining your driving license can be a joyous rite of passage for most teens.   We believe driving is a privilege that is to be taken seriously and our goal is to train all our students to be safe, responsible and to respect the independence driving provides.