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You can contact the Head Start Driving School by coming to see us in person, calling our office at 512-470-2886 or sending us an email at info@headstartdriving.co.

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Persons under 18 years of age must take an official driver’s education course as required by the State of Texas to obtain a driver’s license. Persons over 18 can obtain an instructional permit by passing a written exam and then obtain a driver’s license after taking a driving test with a state trooper at the DPS. To avoid any confusion please visit the Texas Department of Public Safety to answer any other questions regarding the laws of obtaining a driver license for your teen in Texas.

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You can take the permit test at any Department of Public Safety site near to you, your job or your child’s school.

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Yes, Head Start Driving School allows you to take just the driving portion of the class. Students can begin scheduling driving times when they present their completed classroom record and transfer the DE-964 certificate over to the Head Start Driving School.

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Refund computations will be based on actual instruction received through the last date of attendance. The effective date of the termination for refund purposes will be the earliest of the following: (a) the last day of attendance, if the student is terminated by the school; (b) the date of receipt of written notice from the student; or (c) the 10th school day following the last day of attendance. If tuition is collected in advance of entrance and, ** if after the expiration of the 72-hour cancellation privilege, the student does not enter school, terminates enrollment, or withdraws, the school may retain up to $50 as administrative expenses; and, from the remainder, shall refund that portion of the classroom tuition and fees and behind-the-wheel tuition and fees for services not previously received by the student. Refunds for items of extra expense to the student, including instructional supplies, books, laboratory fees, service charges, rentals, deposits, and all other such ancillary miscellaneous charges, will be made within 30 days after the effective date of enrollment termination if these items are stated separately and shown as part of the data furnished the student before enrollment. A full refund of all tuition and fees is due and refundable in each of the following cases: (a) when an enrollee is not accepted by the school; (b) if the course of instruction is discontinued by the school at this location; or (c) if the student’s enrollment was procured as a result of any misrepresentation in advertising, promotional materials of the school, or misrepresentation by the owner or representation of the school. Refunds shall be completed within 30 days after the effective date of termination.

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There are 16 days (32 hours) in the classroom portion. The class usually runs 4 days per week for 4 weeks. See the Teens page for more information about the class schedule.

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Each class is 2 hours long.

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See the Teens page for the most current schedule.

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The driving portion is a total of 14 hours, 7 hours driving and 7 hours observing, and scheduled in two hour blocks with another teen. Driving lessons can be scheduled concurrently with the classroom portion as soon as the student has received his learner’s permit.

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Driving lessons can be scheduled four to five days a week, before or after class, as the student’s and instructor’s schedules permit. Once a student has registered for the driving education course, made full payment, and received his learner’s permit, he or she can schedule his driving appointments online.

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Teen as early as 15 years old can register for the driving education course.

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Missed classes can be made up by attending the class during the same day at a different time (if available) or attending the missed class during the next course.

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Yes. We will accept a deposit of $200 for to enroll in the course and get started. However, the instructional permit and certificate of completion will not be issued until full payment is made.

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No, adults 25 or over are not required to take driver education. In order to obtain a license; however, adults 25 or over must pass a written test over the Head Start Driver’s Handbook and an eye exam to obtain a driving permit. Once a permit is obtained, you must pass a driving test with a State Trooper at the DPS office in order to obtain your final license.

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No. A six hour DADAP course may not be used for this purpose. Contact your insurance provider to see if you qualify for additional discounts after completing the DADAP course.

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Yes. The Head Start Driving School will give you a certificate which must be presented to the Department of Public Safety when you submit your application for a permit or driver’s license.

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You can study take classes online on your own or enroll in our driver education class. Check the schedule on the Teens page for more information. We do 13 practice quizzes as part of our curriculum.

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