Driver Education

  3/27/2023 - 6/1/2023
  Mo, Tu, We, Th
  7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  Brighton High School (1150 S. Winton Road):Zoom & BHS Parking Lot
  Michael DeMay

Registration is now closed


Mon. Tues. lecture; read full class description for car schedule


Please read this entire class description. Brighton High School offers NYS Driver Education through Monroe One Educational Services (BOCES 1) contract. You must prepare for registration by locating the Student Information Sheet and Class Calendar at (Students drop-down menu; Driver Education - General Information).  Driver & Traffic Safety Education in New York State is a course implemented via a partnership between the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The Driver Education course aims to educate current high school students (ages 16+) about appropriate driving skills and habits and taking a responsible role in the highway transportation/safety system. Course highlights include 24 hours of classroom instruction and 24 hours of behind-the-wheel training and observation. Students who satisfactorily complete the course can receive the MV-285: Student Certificate of Completion. The MV-285 Student Certificate of Completion allows:

1. a NYS Junior Permit holder to schedule a road test, 2. young drivers a possible reduction in automobile insurance cost (participation is dependent upon insurance provider participation), and 3. a 17-year-old to receive a senior license (MV-285 form must be submitted to local DMV to attain this benefit). Detailed information about NYS permits and licensing is available at:

The fee for this course is $590. The fee includes a 3.5% administrative service charge for credit card transactions. The Spring 2023 session meets March 27 - June 1, 2023. All lecture classes meet online using Zoom on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. On the evening of the first class, parents are invited to attend from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. to meet the instructor and hear an overview of the program. Driving instruction groups meet at the BHS parking lot near the front bus loop and Door 4. There are four options for driving time: Group A meets from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Group B meets from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays (this is an adjustment from the information provided in the class packet). Group C meets from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Group D meets from

5:00 - 6:30  p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

All registrations are made online. Registration opens at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7th. The website enrolls students on a FIRST COME; FIRST SERVED basis. If the class is full when you register, you are strongly encouraged to join the waitlist! If many people are registering simultaneously, the class can fill rapidly. Waitlisted students will only be contacted if a place for them in the program becomes available. If there is a possibility to move a student from the waitlist into the program, that parent and student are contacted to verify the time that is available is acceptable. They will also be sent instructions for completing the registration and paying the class fee. If you are not moved from the waitlist into the class, there are other options for obtaining the MV-285 Student Certificate of Completion you can consider: Waiting until the next BHS session to register (there are four offered annually – winter, spring, summer, and fall) or finding an alternate certified NYS Driver Education program (e.g., at another public school district, a private high school, or a driving school that offers group or individual lessons).

All registered students receive an e-receipt at the email address associated with their account. Registered students (and their parent/guardian if contact information is provided) will receive a detailed email from Community Education announcing the driving group they have been assigned to. This email is sent a day or two after you register. Please note that it may take an extra day to receive this email if the Director of Community Education is out of the office unexpectedly. Once you have received the message confirming your driving group, you must send a copy of your driver's license or learner's permit to A photocopy or a photo is acceptable. You must complete this task within five days of registration. If you do not email a copy of your license or permit, your registration in the class may be forfeited. 

The Zoom ID is 241 603 1364 and the password is 4444. Please write this information down so you have it when the class begins. 

Registration for the summer session begins on Tuesday, June 6th at 8:00 p.m. Once the dates and driving session times are finalized the class will appear online. It is likely that classes will meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the day. Students attend a lecture all three days. The first class meets July 11th.