Driver Education Information
The Texas DPS requires students opting to participate in the Public-School Driver Education Program to have 32 classroom hours of instruction (Phase 1) and 14 laboratory hours of instruction (Phase 2 - 7 hours of driving, 7 hours of observation). Columbus ISD must follow these rules for students to be legally eligible to obtain their learner’s permit and eventually their driver’s license. The Columbus ISD Student Driver Education Program will be offered as follows:
The Classroom Phase of Instruction [Phase 1] will be offered in an online only format offered through the Region 6 Service Center in Huntsville, TX. This program is called “License on the Line”.
- Region 6 ESC offers an innovative 32 Hour non-school credit online driver education course. This instruction meets the state requirements for the Phase 1 of driver education classroom instruction. This is 100% online, taught by a certified driver education instructor and can be completed in 16 days, but is available for 28 days from the course start date. This course is available to students ages 14-17. Students must be 15 to receive a learner license from the Department of Public Safety. Upon successful completion of Phase 1, students have the option to complete Phase 2 with a public school, a private driving school, or in the parent taught setting. Follow this link to register for the course: https://goo.gl/Y8QwYu
The Laboratory (Driving) [Phase 2] will be offered by Columbus ISD Driver Ed Teachers to those students who have successfully completed the License on the Line program with Region 6 (above). The parent or student will be required to contact Amanda Gibson, email@example.com 936-435-8363 at Region 6 ESC and request for their paperwork (DE964-E) to be sent to Columbus ISD, 105 Cardinal Lane, Columbus, TX 78934. Once the paperwork is received, the student can schedule with Columbus High School to begin the driving phase.