GRD Drive Academy

Announcing Granville Recreation District’s newest program offering, GRD Drive Academy

Are you a student who is 15 years and 5 months old who is ready to take driver’s education? If you answered yes, we have the opportunity for you. Students now have a convenient way to take driver’s education! NOTE: This program is NOW OPEN to Residents & Non-Residents.

The Granville Recreation District is now offering driver’s education through our GRD Drive Academy. We are an Ohio Department of Public Safety Licensed Enterprise. We are excited to partner with the Granville Schools and offer driver’s education to the Granville High School students conveniently during their school day again this Winter/Spring of 2023. The GRD will be offering driver’s education class during 7th & 8th period study halls beginning January 9, 2023. Registration is now open for this option as well as a Driver’s Education Sunday offering beginning January 15 – February 26, 2023.

Is Your Teen Ready To Drive!
Now What???

Check out the Digital Driver Permit Packet to gain an understanding of the licensing process for teen drivers. Below you will find the GRD Drive Academy current Driver’s Education offerings that are available to residents and non-residents.


CURRENT OFFERINGS

GHS SCHOOL DAY OFFERING
FEE: $500 (R) (includes 8 hours of Behind-The-Wheel Lessons*)
COURSE DATES/TIMES:
M/W/F January 9 – April 14, 2023 (when school is in session)
7th or 8th Each Day @ GHS Rm 81
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1/2/2023

JANUARY/FEBRUARY SUNDAY OFFERING
Now Open To Non-Residents
FEE: $500 (R), $625 (NR) (includes 8 hours of Behind-The-Wheel Lessons*)
COURSE DATES/TIMES:
Su January 15, 2022 | Class Day #1
Su January 22, 2022 | Class Day #2
Su January 29, 2022 | Class Day #3
Su February 5, 2022 | Class Day #4
Su February 12, 2022 | Class Day #5
Su February 26, 2022 | Class Day #6
1:00-5:15PM Each Day @ GHS Rm 81
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1/8/2023

MARCH/APRIL SUNDAY OFFERING
Now Open To Non-Residents
FEE: $500 (R), $625 (NR) (includes 8 hours of Behind-The-Wheel Lessons*)
COURSE DATES/TIMES:
Su March 5, 2022 | Class Day #1
Su March 19, 2022 | Class Day #2
Su March 26, 2022 | Class Day #3
Su April 16, 2022 | Class Day #4
Su April 23, 2022 | Class Day #5
Su April 30, 2022 | Class Day #6
1:00-5:15PM Each Day @ GHS Rm 81
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 2/26/2023

FOCUS:
To provide teens the opportunity to receive the driver’s education training required by the State of Ohio to obtain a State Of Ohio Drivers License.

STATE OF OHIO REQUIREMENT:
The State of Ohio requirement for teen driver’s education includes completing 24 hours of traditional in-person classroom, plus the completion of 8 hours of in-vehicle training. STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE Driver’s Ed (classroom and in-vehicle) within 6 months of starting, otherwise student must pay again and start course over.

AGE REQUIREMENTS:
Teens may start their classroom training with us at 15 years and 5 months of age. Teens may test for their learners permit at 15 years and 6 months of age, taken at the BMV.

*BEHIND-THE-WHEEL SCHEDULE:
Students will call the GRD Office, 740-587-1976 to schedule their 2 hr drives once they finish their 24 hr in-classroom instruction and receive their certificate of completion.

8 Hrs of Behind-The-Wheel Training (ONLY)
Fee: $475 (R), $600 (NR)
NOTE: This program is NOW open to Non-District Residents
For students who have their 24 hrs of online-classroom or in-person classroom instruction (from another location completed) and their certificate of completion. Please call the GRD Office to schedule your 4 in-car lessons.

FOCUS:
To provide teens the opportunity to receive the driver’s education training required by the State of Ohio to obtain a State Of Ohio Drivers License. Students will practice their driving skills one-on-one with the GRD Drive Instructor.

STATE OF OHIO REQUIREMENT:
The State of Ohio requirement for teen driver’s education includes completing 24 hours of online classroom in-person classroom, plus the completion of 8 hours of in-vehicle. STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE Driver’s Ed (classroom and in-vehicle) within 6 months of starting, otherwise student must pay again and start course over.

REQUIREMENTS:
Teens may schedule their in-car training with us once the student has completed all 24 hours of online classroom instruction, have their Certificate of Completion from another provider and valid permit.

BEHIND-THE-WHEEL SCHEDULE:
Students will call the GRD Office, 740-587-1976 to schedule their 2 hr drives once they finish their 24 hr in-classroom instruction and receive their certificate of completionwithin 6 months of starting (otherwise student must pay again and start course over).

We look forward in providing Behind-The-Wheel Instruction continuously. Once we have Licensed Instructors we will open registration online and you can begin calling the GRD to set-up your students driving schedule.

ITEMS NEEDED:
• 24 hrs of online classroom Certificate of Completion
(must be dropped off to the GRD office, M-F, 8:30AM-4:30PM before first scheduled drive).
• Valid Permit (required for each drive)
• Students must wear closed toed shoes, NO flip flops

If interested, sign-up for the In-Class/In-Car option on the Granville Recreation District site (here).

Please Note: The GRD has moved to a new online registration system as of January 1, 2022. All users must create a new household account.

Questions call the GRD office, 740-587-1976.

OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION

Visit the Ohio BMV about any of the info below:
• Temporary Permits / Probationary Driver Licensing Under Age 18
• Knowledge Test
• Driving & Skills Test