Driver Education

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Winter 2023 Driver Education Information

The Winter Driver Education class is anticipated to begin January 27th, 2023. To register, students must be fifteen (15) years of age or older by June 30th, 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. 

Classes will be held on Friday mornings from 8:00 am to 10:30 am. This will help limit conflicts with sports schedules. Drives will be held throughout the week after school. Some drives will occur after class on Friday.


STEP A – January 13th:

1. Send an email with: Student’s name, address, birthday, and home phone number.
2. Send it to to place your student on the class list. Registration emails before this time will not be accepted. All registrations 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 spring.

STEP B – On January 16th 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 – January 13th through January 19th:

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 card
  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: January 27th 8:00 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 8:00 am and will end at 10:30 am. Parents may pick their students up at that time. 


Classes will usually be held on Friday mornings. Students will be given a schedule in the first class. Student drives will be scheduled on a regular rotation throughout the week after school and on Fridays. (Any schedules are subject to change without notice.)

I anticipate this class should be complete in early April. 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.