Summer Program

  • Welcome to the Driver Education Summer Course.  This short memo has been prepared to help make your experience as safe, enjoyable, and rewarding as possible.  When satisfactorily completed, you will earn one half (.5) unweighted high school elective credit.  

    General Information

      Classes held at Traffic Safety Center
    3501 NE 12th Street
    (352) 955-6959
      No school board transportation to or from site.
      Two session choices - 7:30 -10:45 am or 1:00 – 4:15 pm
      June 21st – July 21st, 2021, Monday through Friday; July 22nd (Thursday) make-up day
      Students must be 15 years old by June 25, 2021.
      Course includes the The Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education Course  which is required for learner’s permit.
      Students do not need learner’s permit to start class – will receive after the first week at the Tax Collector's Office on June 26, 2021.
      Classes filled on first come first served basis.
      Students earn half credit and testing waivers. Students are tested by our instructors.
      $50 Lab Fee

    Traffic Safety Center3501 NE 12th Street
    Gainesville, FL
    352-955-6959  Map to the center

    Attendance and Punctuality

    It’s important that you are on time and attend every day. Summer school lasts 22 days: we meet Monday-Friday. You must attend the session you are assigned to.


    Begins March 29, 2021 - Summer Application forms will be available online and at all public high schools.

    Morning or Afternoon Session

    7:30 –10:45 am 1:00 – 4:15 pm

    Consequences for student absences and tardiness are explained in a separate Parent Notification Memo.


    For safety reasons, students must be dropped-off and picked-up outside the Traffic Safety Center (TSC), that is, outside the front gate. Students will enter and exit the TSC on foot. Cars may enter the TSC to pick up or drop off students only in cases of inclement weather (e.g., thunderstorms).


    Students must comply with the SBAC Code of Conduct for Secondary Schools. Articles of clothing that are safety hazards, such as flip-flops, are strictly prohibited during lab days. IPOD/CD headphones are also prohibited. Cell phones may only be used before or after the appropriate instructional session; violators will have their phones confiscated.


    Students must have their Learner’s Permit on all lab days.

    Students Without Learner’s Permit

    The Tax Collector's Office, located at 3207 SW 35th Blvd (Butler Plaza), in Gainesville, will be open June 5, 2021 for the purpose of issuing summer school students a Learner’s Permit.

    The parent or legal guardian must accompany the student, sign a parental consent form, and bring the following:

    1. Certified copy of Birth Certificate (raised seal – not just a photo copy), or a U.S. passport.

    2. Social Security Card, or official document issued by Social Security office verifying social security number.

    3. Two proofs of residency (GRU bill, phone bill, etc.). No P.O. Box addresses accepted.

    4. Students must be in compliance with their school’s attendance policy.

    5. Glasses – if you wear glasses, you must have them to pass the vision test.

    6. Cash or check for $54.25.

    Non U.S. Citizens-- visit for documentation requirements.

    If you have any questions, call the Tax Collector's Office at 374-5236. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.