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Driver’s Education Classroom Instruction

Minneapolis Community Education will offer the State required 30-hour Driver’s Education Classroom Instruction via ON-LINE** during the Fall of 2020. 

 ** An on-line teleconference variance for this class was made in response to MN Executive Order 20-57, allowing school districts to use distance learning during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The expiration of this variance will require classroom instruction done by distance learning, to transfer back to the classroom setting. 

**Students in online driver’s education classes are required to have their cameras on with their whole face visible for the 30-hour duration of the class to receive credit and certificate of completion.


Fall 2020 sessions sponsored by Roosevelt High School

Session 1: Sept 28 – Oct 9, 2020

Session 2: Nov 9 – 20, 2020

The course consists of 10 – 3-hour classroom sessions, Mondays through Fridays, 3:45-6:45 pm, for two consecutive weeks. 

Cost $125      Register at:

  • During the current online variance, students may register for this class sponsored by any MPS high school.
  • Beginning Sept 10, 2020 @ 12 am registration is available on-line.  First come, first served.
  • Full payment must be made at time of registration. Payments of cash, check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover are accepted.  To pay in cash, please email to register and make special arrangements.
  • Class size is limited to 30 students.
  • Students can be 14-years-old to participate in class, they must be 15-years-old to obtain a permit.
  • Classes are taught by state certified driving school instructors hired by Minneapolis Public Schools.
  • Confirmations & communications will be sent via email.

Attendance, Refunds & Weather Cancellations:

  • Classes are highly structured and there is no flexibility for missing classes or making-up the work. MN state law requires students to participate in 30-hours of classroom education. 
  • Refunds: If you need to cancel your registration, email the Roosevelt Community Ed office at least 3-business days before the session begins to receive a refund, minus a $5 processing fee. 
  • In the case of inclement weather and in-person classes needs to be cancelled, communications will be made to both student & parent via email & phone.  If a cancellation does occur, class time will be made-up upon our discretion; by either extending class time or adding an additional day.

Students Driver’s Education Classroom Expectations:

Obtaining a driver’s license and driving a car is a privilege that comes with serious responsibility.  The following is a list of expectations students must abide by, in order to attend and pass this class:

  • I understand that driving a car is a privilege that comes with serious responsibilities.  I will respect my instructor, the guidelines for the classroom and the method of teaching that is presented to me.
  • I will attend every class session and be on time to each class. 
  • I will be prepared to learn every day by bring my study materials and a writing utensil. 
  • I will communicate with my instructor.  I understand my instructor wants me to succeed and pass this class.  I will advocate for myself by asking questions if I do not understand the material presented.
  • I will take care of myself by bringing a snack and drink (if needed) to have during our short class breaks.
  • I will use self-control and put my cell phone away during class time.  (Not only does cell phone use disrupt learning, it is illegal and deadly to use while driving.  If you cannot exercise the self-control to put your phone away during class, then you are not ready to attend this class.  Our instructors reserve the right to confiscate phones)
  • Failure to follow these expectations may result in the student being removed from class, at the discretion of the instructor and Minneapolis Community Education.


Minnesota’s Graduated License Program provides 3-phases of licensing for persons under 18-years-of-age.  It is designed to ease young, inexperienced drivers into the driving environment.

This course will be the 1st-phase of the licensing process and will prepare students to take the written knowledge test to obtain their Class D, Instructional Driving Permit with the State of Minnesota. 

Process for obtaining a MN Class D, Instruction Driving Permit:

  • Complete an approved 30-hour Driver’s Education Classroom Instruction course.
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion or “yellow card” from the Classroom Instruction course.
  • Enroll in an approved *Behind-the-Wheel Instruction course, of your choice; provide your yellow card.
  • Receive a Certificate of Registration or “blue card” from the Behind-the-Wheel Instruction course provider.
  • Take your blue card to an approved DMV testing facility to take a written knowledge test.
  • Pass a written knowledge test, vision test, complete an application and pay the required fees (a parent or legal guardian’s signature and certification will be required).  Receive your MN Class D, Instruction Driving Permit.


*Cost for Behind-the-Wheel Driving Lessons are NOT included with this class.  Minneapolis Community Ed does not provide this service. Registration for BTW is done independently, by parents & students, with any driving school of their choice. Expect the cost to range between $200 - $600.  Minneapolis Community Ed does not endorse any specific driving school.


To find the most accurate and up-to-date information visit:      

MN Department of Public Safety - Driver & Vehicle Services - New Driver Information


Additional resources include: Teen Driver Contract, Supervised Driving Log, Identification Requirements, Parental Involvement Resources, MN Driver’s Manual, El Manual del Conductor de Minnesota (Spanish Driver’s Manual), MN Driver’s Manual in English Audio Files, & FAQs.


Contact Us:

Kim Lazarski

Roosevelt Community Education | Minneapolis Public Schools

p: 612.668.4828

Register online at Minneapolis Community Education: