Students who wish to enroll for the 38 hour course are required to be at least 14 years and 9 months of age. However, to complete the 8 hour behind the wheel driving, the student must be at least 15 years of age. For those students who do not yet meet the age requirement for the driving portion, Road Scholars: Institute of Driving will make the proper arrangements to postpone and reschedule for those students.
$395.00 if the payment is CASH / CHECK / MONEY ORDER (checks are to be made payable to Road Scholars Driving)
$395.00 if the payment is made ONLINE USING PayPal
*Payments made with a credit/debt card in person or over the phone are subject to a 3% service fee per transaction.
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:
Louisiana Driver’s Guides are available for purchase at an additional $20.00 fee
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.
DRIVING STRUCTURE POLICY:
Once a student has successfully completed his or her class along with successfully passing the final exam, the student will be contacted by an instructor to schedule his or her driving sessions. Each student will be trained using a certified vehicle with a dual-brake system. Prior to a student beginning the driving portion, a parent or guardian must sign the Commercial School Instruction Permit. Students are scheduled in four two-hour blocks or two four-hour blocks on different days and may be picked up by the instructor at their home, school, or workplace within a 10 mile radius. Students must ensure that they are at the agreed pickup location at the appointed time. It is entirely up to the instructor’s discretion on where the student will be picked up and dropped off for each session.
DRIVING DELAY POLICY:
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 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.
(The fees listed above will include one original and one copy of the Certification of Completion upon completing the course with a passing score of 80% or higher along with a sealed envelope containing proof of passing the written test.)
Completion of any course at Road Scholars: Institute of Driving does not guarantee that a driver’s license will be issued to a student nor will this course count for any school or court credit. Students may qualify for a discount on auto insurance premiums; contact your agent for details. All payments, prices, specifications, options, and information are subject to change without notice.