Driver's Education

Range and road are currently on hold.  Once we are given clearance to begin again, we will do our best to complete students in a timely manner.  This may mean that we won’t be able to do this prior to their 16th birthday.  Thank you for your patience and understanding through this tricky situation.

Classes/Sessions Offered 2019-20

  • Session #4 March 24 – April 30, 2020 MORNING 6-7:20AM (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday) Parent Meeting: March 25, 2020 @ 6PM–Cancelled
  • Session #4 March 24 – April 30 13, 2020 AFTERNOON 2:40-4PM (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday) Parent Meeting: March 25, 2020 @ 6PM–Cancelled
  • ONLINE Session #8 April 1 – April 30, 2020 (Deadline April 1-3)
  • ONLINE Session #9 May 4 – May 31, 2020 (Deadline May 4-8)

Driver's Education Intoduction

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.  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.

When is Driver's Education offered at Westlake High School?

Driver’s Education classes are offered to all those students who have a Learner’s Permit.  Both morning and afternoon classes are offered.  The classes are held at Westlake High School.  There are 9 sessions to chose from–7 sessions are during the school year and 2 sessions are throughout the summer.

The regular 8 sessions of driver’s education meet on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  The morning sessions meet from 6am – 7:20am.  The afternoon sessions meet from 2:40pm – 4pm.  Each class session is approximately 8 weeks in length.

***NEW THIS FALL!  We are offering two after school Accelerated Session.***  Students will be able to complete the classroom requirements in 2 short weeks when taking the accelerated course.  This course will meet Monday – Friday from 2:30-5:30pm.

All sessions include the mandatory parent/student meeting, range orientation/observation, the new Street Smart computer simulator program and their driver’s education lab experience.

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

The $150 fee can be paid to the Westlake finance office or through MySchoolFees.  This fee includes:  Classroom instruction, Observation & Range, as well as the Road Instruction and test–all of which, are Utah State requirements to obtain a driver’s license.  This fee must be paid prior to the first day of the session you have signed up for.

How do I sign up for Driver's Education?

There are two ways to register for the class.  You may sign up using the form (right), or you may contact the front office.  Students must be at least 15 years old and have their Utah Driver’s Permit (learner’s permit) in order to register.

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 mandatory meeting, classes, range, and road with a B (80%) or better to pass the course.

How do I schedule Range and 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 needed to drive, prior to obtaining a license.  Range is scheduled while in the class and takes place in the evening.  Road is schedule with their assigned instructor.  All students are encouraged to schedule road when they have completed their 40+ hours of driving and are ready to be tested.

What if I take the Driver's Education class on-line?

Westlake High School now offers on-line classes for current Alpine School District students.  See the course listing above for dates and times.

Students who are not registered as an Alpine School District student, will need to sign up for the online course through Eastshore High School, and will also need to complete the following:

  • Schedule Range and Road through Mr. O’Connor.  Please contact him via email to be scheduled.  The cost is $95 for this portion.
  • Register and complete Street Smart: A Computer Simulator Program.  Registration will be available to you when you register for Range/Road.
  • Attend any Zero Fatalities parent/student meeting.  Zero Fatalities meetings are available here, at Westlake, and on the Zero Fatalities website.  Students must provide proof of attendance to their assigned road instructor.

Why do parents and students attend the mandatory Parent/Student Meeting?

The mandatory parent/student meeting is one of the attendance days built into the program.  This meeting is essential in setting the tone to the importance of driving and the role of both the parent and student.  Utah’s Zero Fatalities, in conjunction with our instructors, present important information regarding the class such as rules, regulations and the many obstacles and distractions young drivers face.  The meeting lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

Do I have to take the Traffic Safety and Trends Exam?

Effective January 1, 2016, in compliance with House Bill 147, applicants applying for an original or provisional Class D license are required to pass this additional knowledge test prior to receiving a permanent license. This exam covers driving safety topics and the top five major causes of traffic related deaths as identified by the Utah Highway Safety Office.

A training video will be provided for each section to be viewed before attempting to answer the exam questions for that section.

Each section can be taken multiple times. Once all sections are completed with a score of 100%, the information will be transmitted to the Driver License Division.  Find more information HERE.


How can I see the Westlake Driver's Education class assignments and worksheets?

For the complete driver’s education class assignments and worksheets, CLICK HERE!

Traffic Safety & Trends Exam

Effective January 1, 2016, in compliance with House Bill 147, applicants applying for an original or provisional Class D license are required to pass this additional knowledge test prior to receiving a permanent license.


WHS Driver's Education Website

Find more Driver's Education Information through our very own Driver's Education website!


Street Smarts

Insurance and crash costs can be significantly reduced for teen drivers and their parents with our proven online training course focused on addressing the 5 most common causes of crashes.

Street Smarts 101
Sign Up for Driver's Education Here