DRIVER EDUCATION/ DRUG & ALCOHOL PREVENTION/ CAREER EXPLORATION 2014 - 2015
WOODS CROSS HIGH SCHOOL
Chad Lythgoe; firstname.lastname@example.org ; phone #402-4532; or visit my website under faculty/staff http://www.wxhighschool.com/
Welcome to Woods Cross High School and welcome to Driver Education. Driving a motor vehicle requires many skills. Proper attitude must be exercised to create a safe driving environment. These skills and attitudes will be taught in the driver education class. Students will be taught the mental, physical, and social responsibilities of being a safe and alert driver. Students will also be taught the proper driving habits necessary to handle the many problems they face on our nations highway transportation system of today. In ways, this may be one of the most important classes offered at Woods Cross because the skills learned will affect the rest of your life.
This is a full semester class. The first term of the semester is completely dedicated to Driver Education. In order to satisfy the States’ 27hour requirement for classroom instruction, students must commit their time by being in class every day. No license can be issued before the end of the first term of the semester. The second term of the semester will be covering Career Exploration and Drug and Alcohol prevention. Students will receive .25 elective credit for each term completed.
Utah drivers have a reputation for being discourteous drivers. Students will learn ways to develop good driving habits and will become good driving citizens.
Students will have a working knowledge of Defensive Driving techniques and will be able to apply them to their driving.
Students will display the proper skills and techniques necessary to operate a motor vehicle on the roads, highways, and freeways of today.
Students will have a working knowledge of the rules of the road, traffic laws, signs, signals and road markings and understand the consequences of not obeying them.
Students will have a basic understanding of the financial responsibility involved in owning, insuring, and operating a motor vehicle.
Students will be able to display a proper attitude while driving and be able to identify ways to control their anger to avoid ROAD RAGE!
Students will learn the importance of three words: Cooperation, Patience, and Courtesy; and how these words relate to safe driving.
Students will demonstrate that they have acquired the proper attitude, skills, knowledge, techniques, motivation, and insight to become a safe, mature, and responsible driver.
Students will obtain a drivers’ license and will understand the responsibilities of that privilege.
Students will have fun in their classroom as they learn how to drive and share the roads with bicycles pedestrians, trains, and trucks.
Students will learn vital information regarding Drinking and Driving, Distracted Driving, Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Career exploration. COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
Students must successfully complete 27 hours of classroom work. Within the 27 hours, they will be tested thoroughly on the pages of the state handbook, Drive right Textbook, and other in-class material. Students must pass the class with 80% or better to receive the driver’s license and class credit. In addition, they must successfully complete 3 hours of behind-the-wheel training, 4 hours of range driving, and 4 hours of driving simulation with a certified instructor from our school.
ATTENDANCE, TARDY, AND DISCIPLINE POLICY:
The discipline plan follows the Woods Cross High Code of Ethics found in the handbook given to all students. Because of the strict state guidelines, the specific attendance rules for Mr. Lythgoe’s Driver Education classes are as follows:
Absence: To meet the state’s 27-hour requirement, a student cannot afford to miss any days during the first term of the semester. For every day a student misses during the first term…