Drivers Education

When is the next Drivers Ed. Classroom Training?

The next Drivers Education Classroom Training will take place in the Winter of 2021. Check back here for updates. 
  • If you need to make up a drivers education module, there is a classroom session currently taking place. Please see the full schedule below and email the coordinator for details. 

Enrollment in Drivers Education is on a first come first served basis. If the class fills please add yourself to the wait-list and we will notify you if a space becomes available. If you did not get into these sessions of Drivers Education the next session will be offered this coming winter.

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Driving Lessons

  • ENROLLMENT AND PAYMENT  FOR OUR DRIVING PACKAGE IS REQUIRED PRIOR TO SIGNING-UP FOR LESSONS. CONTACT THE DRIVERS ED COORDINATOR FOR INFORMATION.

You can find the link to the online sign-up here. Lessons can be signed up for 7 days in advance.

We use the website SignUp.com to house our sign-ups. You can make an account if you’d like, though it is not a requirement to sign up:
  • There is a sign-up limit of 2 lessons per week (defined as Sunday-Saturday).
  • Lessons open and can be signed up for 7 days in advance (Ex: November 9 lessons open on November 2; November 10 lessons open on November 3 and so on…)
    • I’d also suggest checking back periodically as time slots do open occasionally throughout the week.
  • Sign-ups for the next day will be locked the night before at 8PM to allow instructors to plan their days.
  • Please keep in mind our cancellation policy:
    • Students will be charged a fee of $40 for “no-shows” or lessons cancelled within 24 hours of their scheduled lesson. This fee must be paid prior to your next lesson.

The Nantucket Community School reserves the right to revisit and modify all limitations on sign-ups based on volume and availability. It is also important to note that we are currently working with two instructors, one vehicle and cleaning requirements due to COVID-19. We will do our best to offer as many lessons each day as possible.

Students can meet instructors at the Nantucket Elementary School back parking lot off of First Way (see blue pin on map below)
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COVID-19 Requirements For Lessons
  • Students will also be required to wear face coverings while in the driver’s education vehicle.
  • Students will be required to have a signed (by parent/guardian if under 18) NCS Indemnity Agreement (Waiver) on file.
  • Students must submit to screening (simple questioning) regarding COVID-19 symptoms/contact prior to each lesson.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to navigate driving lessons as safely and efficiently as possible.

 

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Per a new Massachusetts state mandate beginning on May 1st, 2019, parents/guardians must attend the required two (2) hour parent class before their student begins any driving lessons with our certified instructors. At the moment, parent classes are offered at least once per classroom training session.  We plan on offering more frequent parent classes in the future to accommodate this change.

Not old enough for this session? Sign up for our interest list to receive an email notification when the next classes open!
*Adding yourself to the interest list does NOT guarantee your enrollment in the next session but it will put you on our email list. It is important to make sure the email on the account is your primary email address.

For teen drivers under age 16 please refer to the free resources at www.DMV-Permit-Test.com : a free online service that will help you prepare for the driver knowledge test and become a safe driver.

Here is the link to the Massachusetts practice tests: http://dmv-permit-test.com/massachusetts/practice-test-1.html

Please read the information and FAQs outlined below: 

Further Questions?  Please call or email Dan Weber at 508-228-7285 x1575 or weberd@npsk.org

General Information

  • The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) awards Junior Operator Licenses to drivers between the ages of 16 ½ and 18.
  • To obtain a Junior Operator License, teens have to graduate from a state-approved driver’s education school with:
    • 12 hours of Driving with a Driver’s Ed instructor.
    • 6 hours of Observation with a Driver’s Ed instructor.
    • 40 hours of documented driving time with a parent.
    • 30 hours of Classroom Training.
  • Students must be at least 15 years and 9 months at the start of classroom training.
  • There is a mandatory 2 hour class for parents. Several parent classes are held throughout the year. Notice of these meetings is embedded in the classroom paperwork.
  • Students are able to obtain a driver’s permit at the age of 16. For information on how to obtain a permit for your student, please visit: www.mass.gov/rmv.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will registration open up for the next classroom session?

Enrollment for Classroom Training will become available approximately one month prior to the start of the next session. (Dates yet to be determined)  Notification is sent out via the Nantucket High School email distribution list with attached brochure and registration form.   Hard copies of the forms and brochures will also be available in the NHS office.  *Please be sure your email is up to date with the High School office.

How do I register?

Once the dates are determined and the class is posted, you may enroll online or in person at Nantucket Community School’s mid-island office at 30 Surfside Road (Nantucket Elementary School – Red Cluster, Room A-6), and at our downtown campus at 56 Centre Street.  Hard copies of the registration form and brochure will be available at our Nantucket Community School offices once the class is posted.   IMPORTANT NOTE:  Registration is not considered complete until the hard copy registration form, signed by both the student and the parent, is submitted to the Nantucket Community School office along with initial payment .

How much does this program cost?

You may sign up for classes separately or purchase our Combination Package!  Payment plans may be available.

$300     Classroom Instruction (30 hours)

$650     Driving & Observation (18 hours, parent class required)

$850    Combination Package (Classroom, Driving & Observation)

Acceptable forms of payment:

  • Checks/Money Orders made payable to Nantucket Community School
  • Visa and MasterCard
  • Cash (exact change, please)

Please review our payment policies here

Can my student begin the driving portion of the program before s/he participates in the classroom training?

YES!  When your student obtains his/her permit, driving lessons may begin.  Please contact the Nantucket Community School to get started.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per a new Massachusetts state mandate beginning on May 1st, 2019, parents/guardians must attend the required two (2) hour parent class before their student begins any driving lessons with our certified instructors. At the moment, parent classes are offered at least once per classroom training session.  We plan on offering more frequent parent classes in the future to accommodate this change.

Please contact Dan Weber at 508.228.7285 x1575 or weberd@npsk.org with any questions.

Dan Weber is the Drivers Education Coordinator at the Nantucket Community School. Growing up in Worcester, MA, Dan attended Saint John’s High School in Shrewsbury, MA. Dan then went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Spanish from Saint Anselm College.  Prior to Nantucket Community School, Dan worked in the MassCor division of the Massachusetts Department of Correction, which is dedicated to rehabilitating and employing inmates. Dan moved to Nantucket in the summer of 2018 to continue a career in serving the community and to join his girlfriend Elizabeth who is a teacher in the Pathways Preschool program. While he is not at work, Dan enjoys playing golf and spending time with friends. 

How are we doing? Let us know! Contact Dan Weber at 508.228.7285 x1575 or weberd@npsk.org with any feedback, suggestions or concerns.