Driver's Permit/License Procedures
*MN State Law requires a student under the age of 18 to be financially committed to a Driver's Ed program if they want to earn a permit. Paying the AVHS fee of $302 indicates enrollment in our program, this is done on MyPaymentsPlus. Once this is done, a student can pick-up their Blue Card from the AVHS security desk or main office and take the Permit test at a DMV or at home with a proctor. A student may choose to wait until age 18 to get a permit and the $302 is not required, but they will not get Behind-The-Wheel training with this option.
**All info can be found on the DMV website; https://dps.mn.gov - use the 'Divisions' tab from the top left, then select 'Driver and Vehicle Services'. Here you will find everything you need.
STEPS IN GETTING A PERMIT
- Attend 30 hours of classroom Driver's Education (or complete 15 hours and be on the way to 30). *Attendance is more important than your grade as far as the State of MN is concerned, but you still need to pass class to graduate AVHS.
- Pay $302 in MyPaymentsPlus, which indicates enrollment in Behind-The-Wheel
- Pick up a Blue Card from the AVHS Security Desk or Main Office (Monday – Thursday 7:15 to 3:15) during the summer *If paid during the summer contact Mr. Scanlon about when it will be ready, Christopher.Scanlon@District196.org)
- PreApply for License/ID (Link is on the left under Driver Services)
- Sign up to take the Permit Test, click on this link first and then use the links provided to navigate to "Take the Online Class D Knowledge Exam" or "Schedule a Class D Knowledge Test". Once you pass you will still need to process your application at the DMV with a parent, take a vision test, get your picture taken, and pay $15.50 for an ID card - bring your 2 forms of ID and know your Social Security Number. After the above steps are completed, you are officially permitted and can legally drive under supervision.
- Check the Behind-The-Wheel instructor list, find your name and contact your instructor to setup 6 hours of drive time. Please write down your instructor's name and contact info for the future - these lists were provided in class or included with your blue card.
- You will need to record 50 hours (15 at night) and hold your permit for at least 6 months before getting a provisional license on or after your 16th birthday (your 6 hours of behind the wheel with an instructor CANNOT towards your 50)
- To get a license; you must fill out an application and schedule a Road Test - use the links above
Contact Mr. Scanlon if you have questions and he will return your email as soon as he can.