Driver Education

For more information, please contact:

Susan Leahey
Director of Community Programs
315/446-2452, ext. 144


Rebecca Rhody
Assistant Director of Community Programs/Registration Coordinator
315/446-2452, ext. 140

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Driver Education

Winter/Spring 2016 registration begins Sunday, November 15 at 9:00 a.m

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View brochure here.

Register for Driver Ed Online Here.

Driver Education begins in September and runs through December. Due to holidays in September, the start date for the Monday class is later this year. Class start dates are noted in parenthesis below. All drive times running Tuesday-Saturday will begin the week of September 8.

Students attend theory and drive classes once a week each, 1.5 hours each class/drive (3 hours per week), for 15 weeks to complete the required 24 hours of in-class and in-car requirements regulated and approved through the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles. Students must be 16 years old and possess a valid driving permit by the first day of class. Course fee is $525.00 (payment plans and financial aid available).

Classes are offered at Manlius Pebble Hill, Fayetteville-Manlius High School and Chittenango High School. While theory classes and drive classes will be held at individual schools, the awareness aspects of the program (DWI and Distracted Driving Night, Rural/Metro Rescue Presentation, Sheriff’s Slide Show and No Zone Safety Day) will be held at specific locations which will be noted on the student’s theory schedule.


Driver Education is offered three times a year at MPH.

  • Mid-September through mid-December
  • Late January through late May
  • Summer (condensed 8-week course) Late June through the 3rd week of August

The state-regulated and certified course requires participants to complete 24 hours of instruction in the classroom and 24 hours of in-car driving.

Many years ago we added five special classes to our program because we believe there's more to learning how to drive than reading a book and spending time behind the wheel. These five elements make the course unique and raise the bar on expectations.

Upon successful completion of this course, your child will receive an MV-285 certificate. You may submit the bottom portion of this form to your insurance company for a discount* and the top portion to the DMV in order to schedule your child's driver's test.


Click here for laws and regulations for drivers with Learner Permits or Junior Licenses.

Click here for your MV-262 (Certification of 50 Hours of Supervised Driving).

* Check with your own insurance company to see what discount, if any, they may allow.