The Driver Education Program at Maine East is taught as a one-semester course consisting of two phases, Classroom and Behind-the-Wheel (BTW), which are taken concurrently. Both phases of the program are valued at .50 credit total. The classroom phase is .25 credit and the BTW phase is .25 credit.
The Classroom phase consists of a wide range of topics on driving techniques and practices pertinent to the safe operation of a motor vehicle. See the Curriculum Guide for specific topics discussed in the classroom. Driving is more than just physically handling the vehicle. The interaction with, as well as the awarness of, other drivers is an important component taught in the classroom.
BTW integrates the information learned in the classroom with the development of practical skills in a local suburban environment. BTW requires students to practice driving with their parents on a regular basis. We encourage parents to offer their son/daughter as much practice as possible. Practice is the key to becoming a safe and self-sufficient driver.