Montana Drivers Education
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.
- Download the booklet Traffic Education Standards & Requirements for detailed information on Montana's traffic education programs.Wade VanNess
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 $250. 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.
Current Schedule and Driving Groups
Mr. VanNess Schedule (click here for schedule)
GROUP 1: M. Sherwood, K. Williams, G. Helgert
GROUP 2: A. Hepner, A. Calendar, E. Hawkins
GROUP 3: E. Neill, O. Conrad, H. Cooke
GROUP 4: C. Lord, M. Kaufmann
GROUP 5: M. Holt, T. Lanphar, M. Jimenez
Mr. Newell Schedule (click here for schedule)
GROUP 1: S. Pluid, A. Utter, C. Muller
GROUP 2: L. Mills, Ethan H., Tristin K.