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Driver’s Education

Two Options for Driver’s Ed

  1. Class taught at Sugar-Salem High school – Free for full time Sugar-Salem students. Read and sign up below.
  2. Online class by IDLA – $75 paid to IDLA – Click on link and read for information and signup instructions.

Information for class taught at Sugar-Salem

A student can take Driver’s Ed when they are 14½ years old. To sign up for a class register for one of the available sessions below. Sessions will close when 20 students have registered. Classes will be in the mornings before school.  Each student will drive for a total of 6 hours and observe for at least 6 hours. Those interested in IDLA Driver’s Ed, click here for the IDLA info sheet.

If you have any questions please contact John Ochs at

Driver’s Education Costs

The Idaho State Department of Education recently approved changes to payment for the driver’s education program. As a result, all full-time students of Sugar-Salem School District may take Driver’s Education for free. Non-full-time students and out-of-district students must pay $225 to take Driver’s Ed through Sugar-Salem.

Driver’s Ed Payment FAQ

What if I’m taking released-time seminary? Am I a full-time student?

Yes! If you are taking seminary you are still considered a full-time student and can take Driver’s Ed for free.

I take classes online from home part of the school day, but come to school for three class periods. Am I still free?

You would qualify as a part-time student, and would have to pay $225 for Driver’s Ed.

What if I live outside the district boundaries but I am attending Sugar-Salem?

If you are attending Sugar-Salem full time, you qualify to take Driver’s Ed for free.

What if I live in Sugar-Salem’s boundaries but I attend another school?

If you are not attending Sugar-Salem High School, you will have to pay $225 to take Driver’s Ed here.

What if I paid for Driver’s Ed before these changes were made, but my child hasn’t taken the class?

If you have paid and your student is signed up for an upcoming session, you will receive a refund check from the school for the amount of your payment.

Worried About the Written Test?

Does the idea of the written test fill you with fear and anxiety? Feel like you have no idea how to prepare for the written test? Click the link below to prepare for the written test! has a free practice test.