Thank you for choosing us for your child's driver's education program. We look forward to working with you and your child on this process of obtaining the learner's permit / driver's license. In case you overlooked or did not get a chance to read the information before finalizing the enrollment, please read the following.
Class times: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm for all four days
**For the first day of class, a parent (domiciliary if divorced) or legal guardian along with his/her child are to arrive between 7:45 am - 8:30 am to complete the paperwork associated with the course.
WHAT TO BRING:
Deposits are nonrefundable. Any person who has submitted a payment in full and wishes to cancel a reservation will receive the total amount minus the $100.00 deposit in the form of a check. Refunds will only be provided prior to the start of class on the first day. Once a student has attended the first day of class, a refund will no longer be granted. If a student does not attend on the first day of class, he or she will not be given a refund, but will be allowed to reschedule to a different class upon approval of the school if there are vacancies. A full refund will only be issued if a student has been instructed or trained by an unlicensed instructor. If a parent decides to have the driving portion completed at a different driving school due to the wait time being longer than expected but not exceeding our deadline given by the State of Louisiana then we can furnish the paperwork to do so. However, the parent will not be given a credit or refund.
An overview of how we break down our course costs are as followed:
14 Hour Course: $245.00 is allocated to the classroom and operation costs and $80.00 is allocated to the behind the wheel costs.
38 Hour Course: $315.00 is allocated to the classroom and operation costs and $80.00 is allocated to the behind the wheel costs.
Worksheets will be administered after each chapter and a comprehensive final exam will be administered on the last day of class. The final exam requires a passing score of at least 80%. Students who fail to achieve the required score after two attempts will be able to retake the exam for an additional cash fee of $20.00 to cover the cost for the instructor. Certificates will be held until all fees are paid. Driving is a privilege which should be taken very serious and students are urged to ask as many questions needed to fully understand any and all material. If a student has any sort of disability that should hinder them, please notify our office prior to enrolling.
At Road Scholars Institute of Driving we strive to work as fast as possible to avoid an extended waiting period to complete the behind-the-wheel sessions. Our goal is to have each student completed as soon as possible, but no longer than four (4) months after completing the classroom portion as permitted by the State of Louisiana.
Delayed waiting times may occur in the event of the following:
(1) Inclement weather. In the event that the weather does not permit, our instructors will notify the parent/student to reschedule the behind-the-wheel driving session to ensure the safety of our students and our instructors.
(2) Summer/Holidays. The summer and holiday classes are considered the busy season. Please be advised that the summer and holiday courses may delay the behind-the-wheel session. However, each student is expected to complete the entire course within four (4) months from the last date of their enrolled classroom portion course.
Our instructors will contact the parent/student to schedule the behind-the-wheel driving sessions.
MISSED/CANCELED DRIVING POLICY:
If a parent or legal guardian / student misses or cancels a scheduled driving session without a notice (24 hour notice) a cash fee of $50.00 will be charged to cover the instructor costs. Certificates will be held until all fees are paid. No certificate will be awarded until the course requirements are met.
LOST CERTIFICATE POLICY:
If a certificate is misplaced or lost after being handed over by a Road Scholars: Institute of Driving instructor, there will be a $20.00 cash replacement charge. If a sealed envelope containing the proof of passing the in class written exam or the road skills driving test is misplaced or lost after being handed over by a Road Scholars instructor, there will be a $100.00 replacement charge for EACH document.
All students who are 17 years of age and under must be enrolled in high school, home school or a G.E.D. program to be eligible for a learner’s permit or a driver’s license. Students will need to obtain an enrollment form from the school’s front office or from the guidance counselor and bring with them to the Office of Motor Vehicles when applying for a first time learner’s permit or driver’s license or when upgrading from a learner’s permit to a driver’s license. NO EXCEPTIONS! The enrollment form expires after 90 days from the day it is issued.