Forest Park High School Driver's Education

Road and Range Information

Welcome to the Forest Park High School’s information page for our Road and Range program.  We hope that the following information will help answer any questions that you may have.
 
In order for a student to sign up for Road and Range they must:

  1. Possess a Virginia driver’s permit
  2. Have at least 10 hours of classroom instruction
  3. Have at least 10 hours of driving time with their parent/guardian

All road and range sessions are based on a first come first served basis.
 
Requirements for obtaining a driver’s permit:
Be at least 15 years and 6 months old
Complete application at DMV
Provide required documentation:  Bring originals (not copies) of the following if you are under age 19:

Proof of Identification (2)
Proof of Virginia Residency
Proof of Social Security Number
Proof of Legal Presence
Proof of US citizenship or proof that you’re a legal resident

      You must pass

A signs test (must score 100%)
A general knowledge test (must score 80%)
A vision test (20/40 in one or both eyes)

 
Once the student has met all three requirements they can pick up a parent permission form. These forms can be obtained from their or any driver’s education teacher, or in the boy’s PE office. 

This form will need to be completed by the student’s parent/guardian and returned with a check or money order for $250 to Mr. Locke, the driver’s ed coordinator, any morning prior to the first bell ringing. 

Mr. Locke will be in the boy’s PE office each morning from 6:45 until 7:00 and then is on duty in the Commons Cafeteria until the first bell.

Checks/money orders should be made out to FPHS
Upon turning in their permission form and fee, the student will create their online account while their receipt is written.

***If the student and parent wishes, they can go to the following website and create the account prior to  turning in the form. Be advised, the student will not be assigned a range slot until the permission form has been returned and the fee paid***

 

https://www-pwcsdrivered-com.is.desdriven.com
 

Range:

3 days, 1 hour and 40 minutes per day

Your son/daughter will be notified, as far in advance as possible, of their date to begin range.  We attempt to give the notification 4-5 days prior, but due to many unforeseen circumstances that notification period could be shorter. We hope that it is never less than 48 hours.

Day 1:

Meet and fill out remaining paperwork prior to going to the range
On the range they will:

  • Do perimeter driving attempting to maintain proper speed on straightaway and curves
  • They will then be using the push/pull steering technique to complete left and right turns
  • They will finish with forward and backward tracking techniques
Day 2:

Students will complete driving exercises that include the figure eight drill, backward tracking in the X-drill, forward and backward tracking in the T-Drill, backing out of a driveway, a three point turn and angle parking.

Day 3:

Students will complete a couple of runs through the Day 2 exercises and then they will be tested on their efficiency in completing each exercise.

The student driver will then continue to practice with a licensed driver until they are notified of their Road session start date.

Road:

4 days, 1 hour and 40 minutes

Your son/daughter will be notified, as far in advance as possible, of their date to begin range.  We attempt to give the notification 4-5 days prior, but due to many unforeseen circumstances that notification period could be shorter. We hope that it is never less than 48 hours.

Day 1: Residential/City areas

Day 2: Open roads

Day 3: Highway

Day 4: Skills and evaluation test.

Your son/daughter will take their driving test for their actual license.  They will complete a number of different driving maneuvers while their instructor evaluates them.

Once your son/daughter passes their skills test they will then need to complete the rest of the requirements in order to receive their 180-day Temporary Driver’s License (TDL).  IF, for whatever reason the student does not pass their skills test they will need to practice over the next 30 days before retaking the test.  Be advised, if a student fails a second time they will be charge a $40 fee for each retake thereafter.
 
180 Day Temporary Driver’s License (TDL):  To be eligible each student must

  • Be at least 16 years 3 months old
  • Have had a learner’s permit for at least nine months
  • Complete a driver education program
  • Have received their DEC-1 Card for classroom completion
  • Taken and passed Road and Range
  • Complete the required Tire and Oil assignment
  • Complete a 45hr driving log and have parent/guardian consent

The student will then need to see Mr. Locke prior to the first bell of the ringing and they will receive their TDL.  Student is now considered a licensed driver. 

After receiving their 180 Day TDL:

  • Student MUST have their TDL and Permit on them when operating a vehicle
  • Parents/Guardians must put them on their insurance
  • Student can only have 1 person under the age of 21 that is not a family member for the first year
  • 3-4 months after receiving their TDL the student will receive a notice from the DMV giving them the date to report to the Juvenile Courts in Manassas to receive their actual license.

If you have questions please contact Mr. Locke at either: lockela@pwcs.edu or 571-589-3637.