Driver's Education

West De Pere High School offers:

  1. Classroom and Behind-the-Wheel (BTW) structure that meets state requirements. 
  2. Five June classroom sessions to choose from. 
  3. The West De Pere Driver Education program is free. 

To Participate:

  • Student must be 15 and a half years old by July 1st of the summer you plan to participate in the Behind-the-Wheel program. We recommend you do both the classroom and Behind-the-Wheel during the same summer. 
  • Students who turn 15 years old sometime between January 1st and August 30th, may sign up and take the classroom portion only. Options would then be to wait until the following summer to do the Behind-the-Wheel portion at WDPHS or go to a private driving school for Behind-the-Wheel lessons at their cost. 

Wisconsin State Law Requirements & Guidelines:

  • 30 hours of classroom instruction.
  • 6 hours of Behind-The-Wheel instruction.
  • 6 hours of observation.
  • Must be 15 years and 6 months old to be eligible to obtain your Temporary Driver's License - And - must be enrolled in a Behind-The-Wheel program and scheduled to drive within 60 days to be eligible to obtain your temporary driver's license if you are under 18 years of age. 
  • The DMV 3001 Temporary License Application form will be provided to ONLY those students eligible and enrolled in the Behind-The-Wheel summer program at West De Pere. (Students who are eligible will receive their Temporary License Application DMV 3001 at the April parent meeting. 



  • Mid January: Application link will be sent to students to register online. Link on Parents Page will open also. 
  • Mid February: Registration closed when classroom limits have been met (35 students per class).
  • April: Parent meeting will be held Wednesday, April 15, 2020 in the High School Commons. DMV regulations will be discussed. Eligible students will receive the DMV 3001 forms.
  • May: Students will be contacted at school to get their Behind-the-Wheel schedules.
  • June: Classes run June 10, 2020 through June 30, 2020 Monday through Friday. Classroom attendance is mandatory to comply to state regulations. 
  • Session Times:
  • 7:45 am - 9:45 am
  • 10 am - 12 pm
  • 12:15 - 2:15 pm
  • Behind-the-Wheel lessons begin Monday, June 8th .
  • August: Behind-the-Wheel lessons continue through middle of August.

Parent Meeting Presentation