The St. Johns County Tax Collector (SJCTC), in partnership with the St. Johns County School District, offers free Driver Education classes to all eligible high school students. The classes are available at Bartram Trail, Creekside, Menendez, Ponte Vedra, Nease, St. Augustine and St. Johns Technical High Schools. *
The Phase I Course is designed to prepare students for obtaining a Learner Permit, which allows restricted driving privileges for one year. The classroom instruction covers driving laws, rules, road signs and safety. These classes are taught by trained instructors at the high school where the student is enrolled. Each class has a limited enrollment and can fill up quickly. Therefore, enrollment takes place on a first-come, first-serve basis. During a Phase I session, classes meet every school day from 8-9 a.m. throughout each of the scheduled sessions. Bus transportation is not provided.
Those desiring to attend must be at least 14 and half years old by the start of the first class. Students will be required to complete an online registration form with their name, address, date of birth, phone number, high school and requested class dates.
Phase II: Behind the Wheel, a 27 hour driving course designed to improve driving skills and confidence with practical experience is also available. Students must have 20 hours of driving experience prior to registering for Phase II. The cost of this course is 300.00 and a 10% discount is available if your successfully completed the Phase I class. A completion certificate is required.
For more information about Phase I & II or to register for either course click on the Driver Education Classes tab on the right-hand side of the home page of the Tax Collector’s website at www.sjctax.us.
For more information, contact either
Chris Keelin- Program Director for SJCTC Driver Education Program
Phone: (904) 209-2298 or
Antonio C. Scott, Driver Education Program Specialist
Email: [email protected]
*Students who attend St Johns Technical High School are required to take the course at one of our other high schools. Additionally, home school and private school students must attend at the public high school for which they are zoned.