• 2nd Semester Drivers Education Permit Information: 

    Dear Driver Education Parents/Guardians,


    Welcome to Driver Education! We are excited to get started with class and educating your students.  First off, we would like to assure you that your child is going to get a wonderful and educational experience this Spring. Our teachers did a great job this past Fall teaching remotely and completing driving hours for our students. 


    Our mission, as a driver education department, is to educate your student to be a safe, mindful, skillful, and respectful driver and passenger.  To do this, we need to get your student started with our Behind the Wheel (BTW) instruction.  In order to get your child their permit during this remote learning time, we will need your help in order to do so. Our process to take and deliver permits will need to look different this year, but with specific procedures in place we will still be able to deliver permits to participating driver education students. 


    Permit test, eye exam, signing of application, and signing up for driving hours will need to be completed in a 1 hour time period by class. 


    After trying this process for the first time in fall we are going to make some changes to respect your time as a parent and try to streamline the process. You will be assigned a night starting, December 8th, for you and your student to report to OHS to complete the permit application process. Only students and one parent or guardian will be allowed inside the building. Please plan accordingly and only come to testing on your testing day.  


    December 8th   =    2nd hour class = 4pm-5pm

                                  3rd hour class = 5pm-6pm

    December 10th  =   4th hour class = 4pm-5pm

                                  6th hour class = 5pm-6pm

    December 14th  =   7th hour class = 4pm- 5pm 

                                  8th hour class = 5pm-6pm


    Students will bring their own device to take the permit test and report to the Cafeteria (Door 13)  to meet their classroom teacher and get the testing code. 


      1. Eye exam.   Please make sure that students who need glasses or contacts to drive bring those at that time.  If a student can not pass the eye exam, we will need them to take a sheet to their eye doctor for verification which can delay the processing of their permit. 
      2. Permit Test- Need to complete and pass.  If a student fails the permit test please come to the make up day to retake the exam. 


    • Permit Application- After a student completes the eye exam and permit test, applications will be printed out by the teacher for the student to take to the parent for both to sign and pay the $20 fee to the secretary of state. (checks are made out to the Secretary of State). Cash and checks only. 
    • Sign up for Driving times- While students are taking the permit test and eye exam, parents can sign up for driving times in the commons with a teacher. The following are the available driving times.  Please come prepared with 2-3 times that will work for your family. 


    Monday 5:45-7:15am and 2pm-6pm

    Tuesday 5:45-7:15am and 2pm-6pm

    Wednesday 6am-6pm  (since it is a remote day, students are allowed flexibility in their schedule)

    Thursday 5:45-7:15am and 2pm-6pm

    Friday 5:45-7:15am and 2pm-6pm

    Saturday 6am-6pm


    1. After we have the signed permit and payment ($20 cash or check made out to the Secretary of State) an instructor from the school will get the permit processed by the DMV. After we receive the permits back, your students teacher will communicate when they are available to pick up at the front desk.


    The driving portion, or BTW, will have to be done outside of remote learning hours. Students will need to be dropped off and picked up at school and follow the guidelines included in the following document. BTW Covid Expectations 


    During remote learning, students will drive 2 hour time slots with one other partner.  Spots will be assigned based on a student's top 3 choices of times.  We have 210 students enrolled for this fall so students will not be able to drive once a week but will be scheduled every other.  With this schedule we can accommodate 144 students a week.  We ask for you patience and understanding during these unprecedented times as we truly want to teach your students and give them the best behind the wheel experience that we can. 

    We are beyond excited to have your student in class this semester and are dedicated to their education and well-being.  If you have any questions please reach out to your student’s individual teacher.  Welcome back and GO Panthers!!!!!


    Thank you again, and we look forward to teaching your student!




    Oswego High School Driver Education Department

    Lauren Anderson landerson01@sd308.org (Kinetic Wellness Department Chair)

    Brian Cronin bcronin@sd308.org (classroom teacher)

    Marc Kersting mkersting@sd308.org (classroom teacher)

    Mike Machetta mmachetta@sd308.org (classroom teacher) 

    Jack Augusty jaugusty@sd308.org (BTW instructor)

    Dave Nielsen dnielsen@sd308.org (BTW instructor)


Kinetic Wellness - Drivers Education

  • Driver Education - 1/2 credit (1 Semester)
    Graduation Requirement
    Lab Fee: $400; Instructional Permit $20.00 (2019-20 School year)
    The Driver Education Program is an integrated two-phase program taught over an 18-week semester. The two phases consist of classroom and behind the wheel (on street driving), which exceed the requirements set by the State of Illinois.
    Driver Education Eligibility: Students are eligible to sign up for classes if they fulfill the state requirements. Students are assigned into sections according to birth dates (when they turn 15) listed below
    Semester 1- March 1st- July 31st
    Semester 2- August 1st- December 31st
    State Requirements: Students must receive a passing grade in a minimum of eight (8) courses during the previous two (2) semesters. Students must then complete an application for instructional permit to the Secretary of State with a check for $20.00 along with passing a written permit test and vision test. Students must be 15 to obtain an instructional permit.
    Students must pass both the classroom and driving phases in order to be eligible to get their license. They must also attend a minimum of thirty 30 hours of classroom and drive for a total (BTW) of six (6) hours. State law also requires each student to complete fifty (50) hours of practice driving with an adult (outside of class) to qualify for an Illinois license. Ten (10) of those hours must be in night driving conditions. These fifty (50) hours must be documented on the student driver log sheet.

    Permit information: Students will receive a letter from the Driver Education department prior to the start of the term in which the students will be in the driver education class. This letter will contain information necessary to prepare for the permit test. Permit tests are now given during the first week of the driver education class. Permits are no longer given out prior to the start of the class.