Drivers Education


We are currently signing up students for the Fall Class
The Deadline to signup is September 1, 2023
2023 Fall Signup Form
2023 Class information: Our next driver's ed class starts in September. We are starting to sign up students now, and students will be able to sign up the first few days of school also.   Students must be 14 1/2 years old with a birthday on or before April 30, 2009 to be eligible to take.  Students will be accepted with the oldest students qualifying first and class will be limited to 21 students.  The Parent Meeting will be September 6 at 6:00pm in the LCHS Auditorium. with classes beginning on September 12. Classroom portion is about 5-6 weeks with classes 2-3 times a week from 6:45am-8:00am with driving after school and the weekends. Drives will be done by October 31 at the latest. STUDENTS AND PARENTS WILL BE CONTACTED SEPTEMBER 1 TO NOTIFY IF SON/DAUGHTER QUALIFIES FOR THE CLASS. Students will not miss any school athletics or activities, but may miss an occasional practice.   Cost of the class: $300.

Deadline to sign up: September 1.

Montana's school districts offer quality state-approved driver education that includes traffic safety, parent/guardian involvement, and Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL). The Traffic Education Unit approves instructors and school-based programs to ensure Montana standards and requirements are met.  Teens who successfully complete a state-approved driver education course in Montana have at least:

  • 60 hours of traffic education instruction including 6 hours of behind-the-wheel in-traffic instruction.

  • A minimum of 25 days of instruction taught by a state-approved traffic educator.

  • The opportunity to study for and take the Learner License knowledge exam and receive a Learner License during the traffic education course.

  • Online driver education courses are not approved.

Students must be 14 1/2 years old at the start of class.  Typical classes last 6 weeks.  Classes are before school and drives are after school and weekends.  The cost of the course is $270.   Lincoln County High School offers 3 sessions throughout the year.  The Fall session begins in September, Spring Session begins in February, and Summer Session starts in May.  

Montana Driver Manual
Montana Driver Manual - Click here to download the most recent version of the Montana Driver Manual

Drivers Education Links
MVD Appointment Scheduling - Click here to make appointment to receive your restrictive license.
GDL Factsheet and Driving Log - Click here to download the log sheet to track your supervised driving.
What To Take To DMV - Ready for your restrictive license?  Click here to find out what to take with you to drivers license station.
Montana Department of Transportation

Montana Traveler Information
Montana Road Conditions and Cameras
Montana OPI Drivers Education Program

Contact Information

Mr. VanNess
cell: 406.260.3982
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