Driver's Education

Driver Education class is offered one time during the school year at CECHS. This class is usually the last two weeks in August. Each student is required to complete 30 hours of classroom instruction before completing 6 hours of driving instruction. In order to enroll in a class, the student must be 14 1/2 years of age by the first day of class.

Once the student has completed the classroom portion they will be scheduled to drive, beginning with the oldest students working down to the youngest. The instructor at Cleveland Early College High School is Ronda Branch.

A non-refundable driver education fee of $65.00 MUST be paid before the start of class. This fee along with a completed registration form must be turned into Mrs. Mitchell (in the main office) at least 7 days before the start of class.

Students must be present on the first day of class. 

Registration is limited to 40 students and must be paid in full at time of registration, all forms and payment must be received the Monday before the start of class.


  •  Driver Education Certificate - Given to the student by Ms. Branch upon successful completion of Driver Education.
  • Eligibility Certificate - In order to obtain and keep a permit and/or license the student must show adequate progress in academic courses. This form must be obtained by a parent from Mrs. Simpson or Mrs. Mitchell at Cleveland Early College High School.
  • Birth Certificate and Social Security Card - Two forms of identification; Social Security card cannot be laminated

Click here for a copy of the Driver's Education Registration Form





Limited Learner’s Permit involves parents, guardians, and/or other responsible drivers in the training of young drivers:

  • Must be 15 or older, complete driver’s education and obtain limited learner’s permit.
  • For at least 12 months, the Level 1 driver must be supervised by a parent, guardian or other approved licensed driver who has been licensed at least 5 years.
  • All people in the vehicle driven by Level 1 driver must wear a seat belt and only the supervisor can ride in the front seat.
  • For the first six months, a Level 1 driver may only drive from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM with his/her supervisor.
  • For the second six months, a Level 1 driver may drive at any time with his/her supervisor.
  • The level 1 driver must have no violations during the last six months to graduate to the next level.


Limited Provisional License protects young drivers during the nighttime hours when they are most at risk:

  • Unsupervised driving is allowed between 5:00 AM and 9:00 PM or when driving to or from work.
  • Unsupervised driving is allowed to or from an activity of a volunteer fire department, volunteer rescue squad, or volunteer emergency medical service if the driver is a member of the organization.
  • Supervised driving is allowed at any time.
  • All people in a vehicle driven by a Level 2 driver must wear a seatbelt.
  • The Level 2 driver must have six months of violation-free driving to graduate to the next level.


Full Provisional License rewards violation-free driving:

  • Unsupervised driving is allowed at any time.
  • Level 3 driver is subject to all other conditions of the provisional license.