Homeschoolers in Delaware are eligible to take Driver Education one time at the state expense, provided they meet certain criteria. Any agency providing this service is permitted to charge a small registration fee which is not covered by the state, typically around $25-45. Driver’s Ed consists of a classroom portion and a driving portion; passing both will earn a student a “blue certificate” which allows the student to go to the DMV and collect their graduated driver’s license without the need for a further road test. The stipulations and limitations on young drivers are explained during Driver’s Ed and by the DMV; driving privileges increase gradually over time.
Be prepared to provide a current report card (see the template below, or create your own) and a copy of your enrollment confirmation letter from the DOE. Students must be at least age 15 1/2 and in the 10th grade in order to sign up for driver’s ed.
Driver’s Ed programs available
Indian River School District Community Education: Instructor Jonathan Tietz. Monday through Thursday Oct 4 -14, 2021 5-8pm (8 virtual classes + 14 separately scheduled driving and observation hours) Fee $575; however students who attend an accredited school or homeschool program which does not offer a Delaware Driver’s Education program should inquire about tuition reimbursement from the state). Students must have a computer with a camera from which they can access Zoom and the internet, provide a current report card demonstrating that they are passing 5 credits, 2 of which must be core courses, be at least a sophomore (or its equivalent for those of us who register as ungraded secondary) and be at least 15 1/2 years old by the ending date of the class. Homeschoolers should plan on providing a copy of their DOE enrollment letter to Mr. Tietz. Please contact Mr. Tietz at 302-934-3166 to discuss enrollment and the fee reimbursement. Download the official flyer and registration form below.