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 ONLY open to Granville School District Residents.

The Granville Recreation District is now offering driver’s education through our GRD Drive Academy. We our a 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 starting in the Fall of 2022. The GRD will be offering driver’s education class during 7th & 8th period study halls beginning Fall of 2022. Registration will open August 10th for this option as well as a Driver’s Education Sunday offering beginning September 11th – October 30.

CURRENT OFFERINGS

GHS SCHOOL DAY OFFERING
FEE: $500 (R) (includes 8 hours of Behind-The-Wheel Lessons*)
COURSE DATES/TIMES:
W September 7, 2022 – December 2, 2022
7th or 8th Each Day @ GHS Rm 81
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 8/31/2022

FALL SUNDAY OFFERING
Now Open To Non-Residents
FEE: $500 (R), $625 (NR) (includes 8 hours of Behind-The-Wheel Lessons*)
COURSE DATES/TIMES:
Su September 11, 2022 | Class Day #1
Su September 18, 2022 | Class Day #2
Su October 2, 2022 | Class Day #3
Su October 9, 2022 | Class Day #4
Su October 23, 2022 | Class Day #5
Su October 30, 2022 | Class Day #6
1:00-5:15PM Each Day @ GHS Rm 81
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 9/8/2022

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.

*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
We will need students who ONLY want to take their 8 hrs of Behind-The-Wheel Training on a limited basis until we have all instructors certified. We hope to open Behind-The-Wheel Training for registration beginning in April. For now if you are a student who has their 24 hrs of online-classroom instruction done and their certificate of completion. Please call the GRD Office to check on available drive times (vary limited until April 1, 2022).

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.