Driver Education - Fall
Community Education offers teen driver’s education in partnership with Safeway Driving School. Safeway Driving School has been graduating teen drivers in the Twin Cities area for over 45 years. Safeway’s only focus is creating safe, responsible teen drivers. Classroom and behind-the-wheel lessons emphasize defensive driving techniques tailored for the inexperienced teen driver while targeting to influence the invincible teen attitude. All of Safeway’s instructors are licensed by the Minnesota Dept. of Public Safety.Classroom instruction prepares the student to take the Minnesota permit test and begin the responsibility of driving. The 30 hours of classroom is structured into 10 independent lessons. If a student misses a lesson, they can make up that exact lesson number at the next session or at one of Safeway’s other locations. Students can take the class at age 14 but cannot take their permit test until age 15. After class is completed, students who are 15 years old are eligible to take their permit test at any Minnesota exam center. Students over the age of 18 do not have to take driver education.Behind-the-wheel instruction includes six hours of driving in three, two-hour private lessons. All driving is done in a Safeway car on city streets, highways and freeways with a responsible, licensed Safeway instructor. Safeway recommends students take their first lesson 2-3 weeks after receiving their permit card. At least 30 days of practice between lessons is suggested. Students have one year after completing classroom to finish their behind-the-wheel lessons. Scheduling is offered online for 24/7 convenience. All of Safeway’s cars are white with identical graphics so parents and students are confident that it is a Safeway car picking up the student for a lesson. Students can get picked up for their behind-the-wheel lesson from home, school or work. Parents/guardians will be required to complete Safeway’s Account Verification. Safeway will be sending out an email before class begins that gives detailed information about how to login to the student’s Safeway account to verify and complete contact information and to review and acknowledge our Service Agreement. Parent involvement is required to produce safe, responsible teen drivers. It is critical that parents practice regularly with their student drivers. The state requires that students have a minimum of 50 hours of practice (15 hours at night). The practice time must be recorded on a state-approved Supervised Driving Log and presented at the road test. Safeway offers an in-person Parent Class that qualifies the student for reduced practice time (40 hours/15 hours at night). At a minimum, Safeway strongly encourages parents to review its parent information and watch the online Parent Class videos at www.safewaydrivingschool.com.Cost of the teen package is $419 and includes the classroom and behind-the-wheel lessons, and all materials. There are no hidden charges or additional fuel surcharges. Pay in full upon registration or choose the payment plan: $259 payable to Community Education upon registration and $160 (two payments of $80 each) payable to Safeway at the behind-the-wheel lessons.
Community interest classes in the areas of 'Fitness', 'Feel Great', 'Cook', 'Create', 'Gain Skills', 'Raise Great Kids', 'Manage Your Money', and Ed2Go - online learning available 24/7.
Swimming lessons, open swim, lap swim, certifications and safety, water exercise, lifeguard training, pool rentals, diving lessons, events and more. Registration for Fall 2022 will begin Aug. 15. Please check back for class schedules and register.
On-site parent/child classes from birth-5 as well as home based services and support.
Free screening for development of children ages 3-5. Checks on development of child to detect further needs for improving speech, vision, or developmental specialties.
High quality care programs before and after school, full day during release days, distance learning and throughout the summer for students grades K-5.
We offer classes after school, in evenings and on non-school days for students ages 3-18 in a variety of subject areas, as well as sports and recreation offerings.
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We offer classes for girls and boys ages 18 months -18 years old. It is our goal to teach in a positive, fun and safe environment. Registration for Fall 2022 will begin Aug. 15. Please check back for class schedules and register.
SoWashCo Online offers part or full-time online learning experience for students in grades 9-12.