Driver Education

Spring/Summer 2023 Driver Education Information

The Spring/Summer Driver Education class is anticipated to begin May 26th, 2023. To register, students must be fifteen (15) years of age or older by November 1st, 2023. To enroll, Students must not have any failing grades from the current or previous term. Grades will be checked when registering.

Please Note: There are limited seats available. Beginning on the registration date, eligible registration emails will be processed in the order they are received, and registration will close when the class fills.

For full-time students, the cost of this class is covered by the Idaho Advanced Opportunities Credit. (No charge to the student!) To be eligible for the credit, the state of Idaho requires students to be enrolled in a full time in regular high school classes. The class is worth one elective credit at West Side High School. Additionally, there is a separate charge of $26.50 payable at the DMV for the permit. 


STEP A – May 8th starting at 7:00 am:

Click on this LINK to open the Driver Education Sign-up Form. Fill in all the requested information. Sign-ups are processed in the order they are received, and are first come, first served until the class is filled.

You will receive an email within a day or two verifying your student is in the class and a link to the registration form and the Fast Forward Participation form (covers the class fee). To finish registering, please follow the instructions in the email or found below at Step B.

In the event the class is filled, you will also be notified by email. Please note that the next driver education class at West Side will be in the fall.

STEP B – On May 10th at 7:30 am:

After you receive a verification email that your student is on the class list, please fill out and bring to Mr. Adams:

  1. The Registration Form
  2. Fast Forward Participation form

Mr. Adams will be in room #1 upstairs in Beutler Middle School from 7:30 am to 8:00 am. You must bring the forms to Mr. Adams and collect the required paperwork during this time.

When registering with Mr. Adams, you will be given a Verification of Enrollment form that is required at the DMV when obtaining a driving permit.

STEP C – May 15th through May 18th:

Permit Registration at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. The cost for the permit is $26.50 payable to the Franklin County Sheriff. You will need the following with you when you go:

  1. Official state-issued birth certificate for your student
  2. Photo identification for the parent
  3. Student Photo ID (activity) card, a yearbook with photo, or other student ID
  4. Student’s social security number
  5. The Verification of Enrollment form Mr. Adams gave you when you turned in your registration papers.

At the sheriff’s office, you will receive a paper verifying that you have purchased the permit. DON’T LOSE THIS PAPER – It must be brought to the first class or the state requires they are dropped from Driver Education. Your student will receive a basic eye exam at the Sheriff’s Office.

STEP D: May 26th 7:30 am:

The first day of class, students need to bring:
A: Permit Paperwork they received from the DMV
B: Idaho Driver Manual (if received from the DMV) and paper/pen to every class. 

Class will be held in Mr. Adams classroom in the Beutler Middle School Building. Class begins at 7:30 am and will end at 10:00 am. Parents may pick up their students at that time. 


Classes will usually be held on each Monday and some Thursdays. (The first class is on a Friday) Students will be given a schedule in the first class. Student drives will be scheduled on a regular rotation throughout the week. (Any schedules are subject to change without notice.)

The anticipated schedule for the first weeks of class is as follows:

Friday 5/26
Class @ 7:30 am Scheduled Drives 10:00-2:00
Monday 5/29 Memorial Day

Tuesday 5/30 Scheduled Drives
8:00 to 4:00

Wednesday 5/31
Scheduled Drives
8:00 to 4:00

Thursday 6/1
Class @ 7:30 am Scheduled Drives 10:00-2:00
Friday 6/2

Monday 6/5
Class @ 7:30 am Scheduled Drives 10:00-2:00
Tuesday 6/6
Scheduled Drives
8:00 to 4:00

Wednesday 6/7
Scheduled Drives
8:00 to 4:00

Thursday 6/8 Scheduled Drives
8:00 to 4:00

Friday 6/9

Monday 6/12
Class @ 7:30 am Scheduled Drives 10:00-2:00
Tuesday 6/13 Scheduled Drives
8:00 to 4:00

Wednesday 6/14
Scheduled Drives
8:00 to 4:00

Thursday 6/15
Class @ 7:30 am Scheduled Drives 10:00-2:00
Friday 6/16

I anticipate this class should be complete in mid-July. On some occasions, vehicle issues, illness, or poor weather could cause drives or classes to be delayed/rescheduled.

Driver Education is offered as a public service by the West Side School District. The school is not required to provide this service.