Course Detail: VDRI - Driver's Education with e-Learning Classroom | age 15+

Are you ready to earn your driver's permit and learn to drive? During Minnesota Executive Order 20-02, the Minnesota Drivers Education classroom will be offered through an exciting new e-learning option. The e-Learning Classroom will consist of the 30 hours of classroom instruction required by the State of Minnesota. Once you have your permit, schedule Behind-the-Wheel training from our State-licensed and certified instructors. Students must be 15 years old by the last day of classroom instruction. 

Why choose Driver's Education through ISD 728 Community Education?
  • - The new e-Learning classroom will be conducted through Schoology, which many district students are familiar with using. 
  • - Knowledgeable instructors who are licensed teachers with years of experience and training. They know the most effective ways to teach students and will help meet the learning needs of individual students.
  • - Flexible registration and payment plan. Please note: State law requires students be registered for Behind-the-Wheel before they can take the permit test. To be fully registered, full payment for Behind-the-Wheel must be received by the last classroom day. 
  • - Supportive and educational Parent Class offered at multiple times and locations throughout the year. *Drivers under the age of 18 who complete Behind-the-Wheel instruction and are tested for provisional driver's license MUST SUBMIT A DRIVING LOG. The driving log must show that the teen has completed at least 50 hours of supervised driving, 15 of which are nighttime hours. If a parent attends a parent class, the required number of supervised driving hours decreases to 40, 15 of which are nighttime hours. 
PARENTS/GUARDIANS: All classroom materials will need to be picked up from Handke Center, located at 1170 Main Street, Elk River, NO EARLIER THAN 1 WEEK BEFORE THE START OF THE COURSE. Course material pick-up times are Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm. If these pick-up times DO NOT WORK, please let us know as soon as possible by calling 763-241-3520 or emailing

A few days prior to the start of the class, your student will be added to the Schoology course. If your student is not an ISD 728 student, you will receive an email with the access code to join the Schoology course.

Complete Training Package: $369 - 30 hours of classroom instruction, 6 hours of Behind-the-Wheel instruction
Payment plan available: $169 due at registration; $200 by last class
Classroom instruction only: $130 

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