Columbia High School offers Driver Education in the spring and fall each year, which includes training in class and in cars. Registration is done on a first-come, first served basis. Registration paperwork will be available for pickup from Columbia’s Main Office starting on Wednesday, January 8 for the Spring 2020 session.
The class fee is $450.00 ($490.00 for out of district students).
In order to obtain your MV-285 (commonly known as the “Blue Card”), you will need to fulfill all of the following requirements, which are based on contact hours:
- You must be at least 16 years old and hold a valid learners permit/license by the time your paperwork is turned in.
- Attend 24 hours of classroom time at Columbia.
- Attend 24 hours of driving time.
- Please note that you are required to attend all sessions of classroom time and all sessions of your car time. If you are absent/missing from any sessions, you will need to make up those sessions. Excessive absences will jeopardize your chances of passing the course and obtaining the MV-285 (Blue Card).
- Students are expected to follow the school rules (Code of Conduct) while in the classroom session and while in the car session. Failure to follow the rules may result in an immediate expulsion from the class. The safety of all students while on the road and in the classroom is paramount.
- If there is no school (either for a vacation, or due to a snow day), there will be no class/car. If there are no after school or evening activities due to weather, there will be no class/car.
- In order to be registered for Driver Education, you must submit a registration form and the class fee.