Driver's Education FAQ

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1. When will we receive the Driver Education Certificates upon completion of the course?

The certificates usually take 3-4 weeks after the completion of the course to receive. Students will be called to the Office and asked to sign for them.

Upon completion of this course the students will be provided an MV 285 Document which will allow you to schedule your road test and qualify you for insurance discounts.

We DO NOT PROVIDE THE 5 HOUR COURSES CERTIFICATE- You must wait 3-4 weeks after your class has been completed to schedule a road test.  

AGAIN- You cannot schedule a road test until you receive the MV 285 Document which will be provided to you 3-4 weeks after the course has been completed.

2. Who may enroll?

- Resident of Hicksville Public Schools (geographic boundaries).

- Students must possess a valid New York State Learner’s Permit prior to the registration. You may register without a learners permit, but you WILL NOT RECEIVE A REFUND if you do not get a permit in time for the class.

- There may be limitations on the number of students who may register from year to year

Are there any other requirements/prerequisites

- All students must possess a current learner’s Permit, before the first class starts. 

- Students must be in good academic standing.

What is the course?

- New York State Education Department approved and recognized by NYSDMV (semester course).

- Fall Semester (Sept-Jan) Spring Semester (Feb-June) 

- 24 hours of classroom instruction - Morning 6:00am-7:30am

- 24 hours of in-car sessions (six of which are behind the wheel- 18 hrs, observation)

When are classes conducted? Students preference considered whenever possible, no guarantees.

- 6:00 AM before school –  car lessons

- 4:15 
PM after school –  car lessons

- Saturday (cars lessons only)  (Times in the AM TBD by enrollment)

What will the successful student receive?

- Certificate of Completion (MV285) that allows you to obtain a license at age 17, and may qualify for auto insurance discounts. 

How to enroll Registration Guidelines: No exceptions!

- Fully complete the application form available from the Hicksville High School ATHLETIC OFFICE in September and January. Read and review all information and have a parent/guardian sign the application.

- Return the completed application form during time announced and posted at Hicksville High School with all information and signatures requested. 

Registration forms and full payment must be received on the date of registration ONLY.  There will be no late registrants permitted.

Are there any fees?

- Yes,- $595.00 (subject to change) with a check payable to Hicksville UFSD.

- Return the completed application form and check or money order during time announced and posted at Hicksville High School. 

Where will the course be offered?

- Classroom/Lecture instruction will be 'In Person" at the HS - room 137

- In-car instruction will be at Hicksville High School, and utilize local roads and parkways.

- Following registration -  lecture and driving schedules will posted 
outside the Athletic Office and on the District Website under Driver Education Classes

Other Questions? Feel free to call the
Dept. of HPEA, 
Recreation and Driver Ed. at 516-733-2245

You may also email the  school directly at:[email protected]