Driver's Education

Welcome to Westlake High School and the Driver’s Education program.  This program is designed to assist students complete the Utah State Requirements and obtain a driver’s license.  We will be offering both blended and online classes this year. All students enrolled in either our blended or online classes, must be enrolled in an Alpine School District school, and have an ASD email address. Please refer to the tabs below to answer your questions.  We look forward in helping your student(s) achieve this milestone and become a safe, responsible driver.

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Blended Courses
  • This course combines live classes on Mon, Tues, & Thurs for 12-15 class periods and On-Line course work thru Canvas.
  • Students have an opportunity to sign-up for the two After School Course.
  • After school times are 2:40-4pm.
  • Make-up days are built in to schedule for students who miss due to illness.
  • The $150 fee can be paid at the school financial office or through My School Fees. This includes: instruction, observation & range, and road instruction & test, which are all Utah State requirements to get a driver’s license.
Blended Course Sessions
  • Blended Session #1: October 25-December 9, 2021–Registration ends Oct. 22nd–Afternoon only 2:40-4pm M/T/TH
  • Blended Session #2: <arch 21-May 5, 2022–Registration ends March 18th–Afternoon only 2:40-4pm M/T/TH
On-Line Courses
  • This course of Driver Education is all on-line course work thru Canvas.
  • Students will have an opportunity to enroll in any one of 8 courses that will be offered during the school year.
  • Students who take the on-line course are highly encouraged to complete the course work within 6 weeks of the start date.
  • Each course has a start date and a registration deadline.
  • Students who enroll in the On-Line course will receive instructions and an Invitation into Canvas approximately within one week prior to the start of the course.
  • The $150 fee can be paid at the school financial office or through My School Fees. This includes: instruction, observation & range, and road instruction & test, which are all Utah State requirements to get a driver’s license.
On-Line Course Sessions
  • Online Session #1 begins Aug. 23rd–Registration Deadline Aug 27th
  • Online Session #2 begins Oct. 1st–Registration Deadline Oct 5th
  • Online Session #3 begins Nov. 1st–Registration Deadline Nov 5th
  • Online Session #4 begins Dec. 1st–Registration Deadline Dec 3rd
  • Online Session #5 begins Jan. 3rd– Registration Deadline Jan 7th
  • Online Session #6 begins Feb. 1st–Registration Deadline Feb 4th
  • Online Session #7 begins Mar. 1st–Registration Deadline Mar 4th
  • Online Session #8 begins May 2nd–Registration Deadline May 6th

How do I sign up for Driver's Education?

Students must be enrolled in the Alpine School District with an ASD email address. There are two ways to register for the class. The first is through the Westlake website, under Information and then students. The second is by coming into the main office. Remember that all students must have their Driver’s Permit (Learner’s Permit) to attend the class.

What if I'm not a student through Alpine School District, can I still take Driver's Education through Westlake?

You must be a student in the Alpine School District with an ASD email address in order to take the blended or online course through Westlake. If you are not a student of ASD, you can take the class through Polaris High School. You can then take range and road through them, or you can take range and road through Westlake. Please contact Polaris at 801-610-8182 to enroll.

Is Driver's Education offered during the school day at Westlake?

There are two platforms for taking Driver’s Education here at Westlake, online and blended. Online is done through Canvas at home. Our blended course is in the afternoon on M/T/Th, from 2:40pm-4pm.

How long is the Driver's Education class at Westlake High School?

The Driver’s Education class includes the mandatory parent/student webinar, range orientation/observation, Street Smart computer simulator program and their driver’s education lab experience. The online and blended courses are approximately 6 weeks.

What is the requirement to take the Driver's Education class?

Everyone who enrolls in the driver’s education class at Westlake must be enrolled as a student in the Alpine School District with a valid ASD email. They must also be at least 15 years old and must have their Utah Driver’s Permit (learner’s permit) prior to the start of the class.

What is the attendance policy for the Driver's Education class?

Perfect attendance is vital to the student’s success in the class, on the range and on the road. Students must attend the Zero Fatalities webinar, classes, range and road with a B or better (80%) to pass the course.

How much does the Driver's Education cost at Westlake High School?

The $150 fee ($105 for range/road, $45 for class) can be paid at the school finance office or through My School Fees. This includes: classroom instruction, observation & range, and road instruction & test, which are all Utah State requirements to get a driver’s license.

How do I schedule Range & Road for Driver's Education?

  • Range and road are a required component of Driver’s Education. Range and road make up 6 of the required 40 hours a student needs to drive prior to getting their license. Range is scheduled while in the class and takes place in the evening, and road is scheduled with their assigned road instructor. All students are encouraged to schedule road when they have completed their 40+ hours of driving and are ready to be tested.
  • If you take the Driver Education course through another venue (i.e. Polaris, private, etc) and would like to take range and road through Westlake, please contact Michael O’Connor at [email protected] to schedule that.

Why do parents and students attend the Mandatory Parent/Student Webinar?

  • The mandatory parent/student webinar is one of the attendance days built into the program. This webinar is essential in setting the tone to the importance of driving and the role of the parent and student. Utah’s Zero Fatalities present important information regarding the class; such as rules, regulations and the many obstacles and distractions young drivers face.

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