Summer School Drivers Ed Course


The program consists of classroom instruction and "behind the wheel" driving with an instructor and runs fluidly through both semesters (details below).  The classroom phase will include basic information on Illinois traffic laws, the fundamentals of driving, decision-making skills, alcohol and driving, insurance, and basic car maintenance.  Actual on-street driving consists of driving in a dual-control car, enabling the student to experience actual driving conditions.

The registration fee for in-district learners is $250.00 and $670 for out-of-district learners (addresses are verified by staff).

Class dates:  June 3-6, 10-13, 17-18, 20, 24-27 & July 1-3, 8-11

Class Times: 8 AM-2 PM

Class Location: Downers Grove South High School

Note: Students will be given a schedule as we get closer and will not need to attend the entire 8AM-2PM sessions. However, all enrolled students are expected to be avalable during that entire time period for scheduling purposes. No exceptions.

Please read all of the following information before you register.

Student must be 15 years old by June 2, 2024

Vacations, camps, etc are NOT allowed.  An absence may result in failure to meet State Driver Education guidelines for attendance and of the course. There are no exceptions.

District 99 residents will be charged $250.00 to complete the course, and non-residents will be charged $670.00. All payments will be made online (see below).

No refunds will be issued after May 30, 2024.

In order to take the class, your student must have their permit prior to the first day of class. Permits cannot be issued more than 30 days before class begins. Information packets, permit paperwork, and information on an orientation meeting will be sent on May 1. Parents should not move forward with attempting to obtain a permit prior to this date.

Technically, there is no bus service specifically for Driver Ed students.  Regular buses serving summer school arrive prior to 8am start, and depart following the 2pm end of day.  However, as noted above, your student may not be required to start right at 8 AM or stay until 2 PM, based on their individual schedule that day. 

Registration instructions:

Registration opens February 1, 2024 at 8:00 AM and is completely online. Please be aware that spots fill up quickly. While we will hold a waitlist, we do not guarantee that any additional spots beyond those initially accepted will be open.

Please go to and click on SUMMER PROGRAMS and then select Summer School. From there, fill out all information. For any questions, please contact your home school via phone or email the Summer School Director Ryan Doherty at or Vicky Miles at