30/6 Online Course Driving Package
This course package consists of 30 hours of online instruction and 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction. The 30-hour online class meets the requirements for Joshua’s Law and qualifies for the Teen Driver’s Education insurance discount. (Georgia Code O.C.G.A. 33-9-42).
The 30-hour online class is intended to teach students fundamental theories and practices associated with driving a motor vehicle including, but not limited to, the rules and regulations of the road, safe driving practices, proper attitudes, pedestrian safety and driver responsibility, defensive driving, car care/maintenance and car handling procedures.
As the online course is self-taught, the student can work at his/her own pace and availability ensuring he/she is truly understanding and internalizing the information. The student will have up to 6 months to complete the course and will not be confined to a predetermined schedule. Please know that students must be able to work independently and have strong attention, self-direction and test taking skills as well as, possess academic readiness and an understanding of technology to successfully complete this class.
Students MUST successfully pass all Unit Tests and the Final Exam within three attempts to receive a passing score for this class. If the student fails to pass a Unit Test or the Final Exam, within the allotted attempts, he/she will fail the class. If the student fails the online class, he/she may purchase a new 30-hour online class, at a discounted rate, or attend a future in-person class, free -of-charge, for a second attempt to successfully complete the 30-hour class.
NOTE: THIS COURSE DOES NOT INCLUDE THE ALCOHOL & DRUG AWARENESS PROGRAM (ADAP). If your student is in need of completing the Alcohol & Drug Awareness Program (ADAP), he/she can access and complete the 2-hour ADAP course online, free-of-charge, at https://dds.georgia.gov/adap. The ADAP course is required for all teens ages 15-17 who are seeking a driver's license.
The 6-hour Behind-the-Wheel (BTW) instruction is one-on-one instruction that occurs on the road in an a Driver's Ed DDS-approved vehicle. This instruction is intended for students who possess positive and responsible behaviors, the ability to follow directions, a strong awareness of their surroundings, intact sensory acuity and have had some experience driving a vehicle. As safety and competence dictates, BTW instruction includes Range Work, Residential Driving and Expressway Driving. (If student's instructor determines student is lacking proficiency behind-the-wheel, not all components may be covered to ensure safety to student, instructor and other drivers on road ways. Extra driving sessions are available for purchase as needed.) All Driver’s Education cars are fully insured and equipped with an instructor side brake, extra mirrors and meet the requirements of the GA Department of Driver Services.
BTW instruction consists of three 2-hour sessions that are scheduled at the discretion of the student's assigned instructor based on instructor's and student's availability. The BTW instruction is currently conducted from our main car lot at Marietta Sixth Grade Academy located at 340 Aviation Rd, Marietta, 30064.
The 30-hour class and 6-hour behind-the-wheel instruction are conducted at separate times. Once the student begins the 30-hour class, he/she is added to a queue to await assignment to a behind-the-wheel instructor. Once assigned, the instructor contacts the parent directly to schedule the three 2-hour behind-the-wheel sessions. (You may schedule your student's in-car lessons, if your student's behind-the-wheel instructor contacts you to schedule lessons prior to your student's completion of the online course. The two instructional components work hand-in-hand, one is not a pre-requisite to the other.)
Upon successful completion of the 30-hour online class, the student will receive a 30-hour Driver Education Classroom Completion Certificate via email from the online course account. Upon completion of the 6-hour BTW instruction, the student will receive a 6-hour BTW Completion Certificate via email from our office staff.
We also offer the additional services of Extra Behind-the-Wheel sessions and the Driver's License Test. For more information about these services, click here --> https://mariettacommunityschool.ce.eleyo.com/driversed and then see bottom of page.