Driver's Education Curriculum
Driver's education teaches young people how to drive a motor vehicle in a safe, economical, and responsible manner. It also provides instruction in the social, mental, and physical skills needed to successfully operate a motor vehicle in today's society.
Students under sixteen years old must complete special requirements to apply for a North Dakota driver license. Both requirements below must be completed at West Fargo High School or Sheyenne High School for our school district to issue a Driver Education Certificate:
- Pass the driver's education classroom portion (must be completed prior to Behind the Wheel).
- Complete Behind the Wheel and signup for summer session will be available in the spring.
This course consists of the textbook study of driving, along with simulation training. Topics included are signs, signals, and roadway markings; basic car control; basic car maneuvers; negotiating intersections; sharing the roadway; and driving in urban and rural areas, including expressways. Learning to drive in adverse conditions and what to do in case of an emergency is an important focus of the class. The class concludes with a unit on what alcohol and other drugs do to a person’s driving ability. This class is taught using lectures, simulators, and guest speakers. It is used to prepare learners for driving and owning a vehicle.