Internet Course Only and Internet Installment Plan
30 Hours of Internet Course Instruction as required by the State.
30 sessions all 1-hour sessions, students are only allowed to do two (2) sessions a day (State Law)
Once completed, student will be issued a classroom completion certificate that will need to be given to the behind the wheel school of choice. If student will be continuing with Decker’s Driving Academy, for behind the wheel instruction, then the next installment would be due when needing to take the State written test with us or the DMV ($175.00) paperwork required, and the final installment due before scheduling of driving ($175.00). Remember your student must have 1 lesson with us within 60 days of the permit being issued, since we do not get this information from the State, we will start the 60 days from the day that the paperwork was issued. This is in regards to parents who do not want to make the third installment when required and wait to the last second, like 1 day before the student goes for the road test or waiver. Returned checks will be assest a $60.00 fee that will need to be paid within 14 days or student will be dropped from the course and anyone trying to pass a check without an account number or routing number, will be turned over to the D.A. for fraud charges, and student will be dropped from the course.
Student may take State signs and written test with us at our office at 1709 N. 6th St. Wausau by appointment only. Students who do not show up for appointment will be charged $60.00 or run the risk of being dropped from the course with no refund. Time wasted when instructor could have been taking students out for behind the wheel instruction.
Students in Wausau and Everest school district will have door to door service for behind the wheel (BTW) instruction. Please let instructor know where you will need to be dropped off if in a different location so they can route appropriately. Students will be required to have 6 hours of driving and 6 hours of observation (watching another student) or can apply for the 9 hours of driving (additional fee of $165.00 for 3 more lessons) with no observation. On sign-up page there will be a choice of 6 hours or 9 hours. Since driving is a very important life skill any students who misses a scheduled lesson, because of forgetting their instruction permit or due to a schedule change by a teacher, coach or employer and misses said appointment, will be either dropped from the class, since we were willing and able to take the student out, or will be assessed a fine of $60.00 which will need to be paid before the next lesson will be scheduled. Also, ALL scheduled appointments will be cancelled and will need to be rescheduled. Illness can happen on both sides for students and instructors as well as family emergencies that might play into effect, these will be forgiven unless we see or hear differently. Because kids lie and learn from parents to save face, we will look on this as a case-by-case situation. Your instructor may give you an assignment of practice driving with your parent or guardian for 5 hours before the next lesson is scheduled. Please be sure to follow the direction of the instructor, failure to get in the required practice could result in loss of lesson as we can tell if your student practiced or not. Remember parents you signed a contract with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) that you would work with your student towards the goal of 50 driving hours (10 of that at night). Gone will be the days of parents just having their students get 6 hours of driving with us and then going for the waiver as the student will get the license and run the risk of hurting themselves or others. I understand that some parents are busy and can’t work with your student, all I have to say to that is, then don’t sign the paperwork at the DMV that you will help your student meet the requirements set by the State, remember we are all busy. Some of you folks might be, why is he listing things so obvious, because driving has become, in many eyes, the lowest priority for many students. Since accidents can happen so easily with the distractions going on in society, this becomes a very important skill, more so than many subjects in high school, sports, drama, dance, religious education, work, etc. It is time that many families started to take this more seriously. Remember, 63% of my students have replied that their parents and/or guardians’ text and drive. This is not a teenage problem it is a parent problem and one that needs to be addressed and set by example. If these people don’t care about their safety or the safety of their passengers, then why would they care about you if you are collected by their bad choice.
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