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Teen Drivers Ed Classes

Coronavirus Update: During the Stay at Home Order, 1st Gear will be doing all classroom instruction via LIVE Zoom Calls. The students will need access to Zoom, a video camera and speaker or headset.  We have just recently started driving again, with strict protocols in place from the Governor's task force. Students will be scheduled to drive based on their graduation date. The back-logged students (prior graduates) will have priority scheduling until we are caught up, so please be patient.  You will NOT be driving as soon as class starts!! 

Age Requirements: The student MUST be at least 15 years and 9 months by the first day of the class they are registered in. We do NOT currently offer this course for students older than 21.

Classes include:

  • 30 hours of classroom instruction
  • 10 hours of driving with a Certified DE Instructor.
  • Minimum 6 hours of observation.

Attendance Requirements: Students are required to attend all classes per state regulations. They may be allowed to miss two classes (or up to four hours) but this is reserved for emergencies and must be approved by the instructor. (see FAQ's for additional info)

Tuition: Classes cost $685. A nonrefundable registration deposit of $85 is due at the time of registration to secure a spot in the class. The tuition balance is due on the first day of class. If you need to cancel your registration, please give a minimum one-week notice. The amount, less the deposit, will be refunded or applied to a future session. No refunds will be given after the third class but may be applied to future sessions. 

Parent Orientation: ONE parent or guardian is required to attend a Parent Orientation (please, only one, as we have limited seating). The Parent Orientation will be the 1st Monday of the month prior. ONE parent will be required to attend, but the students will NOT be required to attend.  The specific Parent Orientation dates and times are listed in the description of the class you register for.

Vision Requirements: Students must pass an eye chart examination (20/40 both eyes, or 20/30 if blind in one eye) on the first day of class. If you are unsure of vision, please schedule an eye appointment prior to taking driver's ed. The NH DMV will not let you take the written or driving test if you do not first pass their vision exam.

Driving Requirements: The driving commitment for the students is two to four hours per week of driving/observing with an instructor in order to complete the 10 hours of driving and at least 6 hours of observation with us . The students are also required to have 40 hours of driving time with a parent or guardian, 10 of which have to be night hours, prior to taking their driver's test at the DMV. Click here to download/print the Out-of-Class Log Sheet.

NH Driver's Manual: The NH Driver's Manual is required reading in order to prepare for the state written test. You may go to the DMV and request a manual, print it out yourself or download it.  Click here to download the manual.


  • COMPLETE TEEN PKG WAITLIST

    Due to the high volume of students, our classes are quite full. If you would like to be put on our classroom WAITLIST, please select this package. This will put you on the waitlist and we will notify you as we add new classes, before they go public. 

    We will also notify you if spots open up.  Please do NOT pay anything until the student is in an actual class.

    We appreciate your patience and look forward to meeting your driver ed needs!


  • Complete Teen Program

    Pleaase only select this option if the class you wish to be in is available (not full).  If it is full or is not yet on the website, please register for the Waitlist and we will notify you as classes open up or as we add new classes.

    See FAQs for any additional questions and information.

Classroom Instruction

Amherst

May 4 - Jun 22
4:30pm
Full
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Class meets May 4 - June 22, 2021 from 4:30-6:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parent Orientation will be held on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 7-9pm. ONE parent or guardian MUST attend, the student does NOT need to attend.

Jun 1 - Jul 20
7:00pm
Full
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Class meets June 1 - July 20, 2021 from 7-9 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parent Orientation will be held on Monday, May 10, 2021 from 7-9pm.. ONE parent or guardian MUST attend, the student does NOT need to attend.

Jun 18 - Aug 13
4:30pm
Full
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Class meets from June 18 - Aug 13, 2021 on Fridays from 4:30-6:30 pm and Saturdays 9-11 am. Parent Orientation will be Monday, May 10, 2021 from 4:30-6:30 pm. ONE parent or guardian MUST attend, the student will not need to attend. *NO class Fri or Sat 7/30 and 7/31 for a company vacation week

Jun 28 - Jul 30
9:00am
Full
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Special 5 week summer class!! Class meets June 28 - July 30, 2021 from 9-11 am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Parent Orientation will be held on Monday, June 7, 2021 from 7-9pm via a LIVE ZOOM call. ONE parent or guardian MUST attend, the student does NOT need to attend.

Jul 27 - Sep 21
7:00pm
Full
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Class meets July 27 - Sept 21, 2021 from 7-9 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parent Orientation will be held on Monday, July 5, 2021 from 7-9pm.. ONE parent or guardian MUST attend, the student does NOT need to attend. *There are NO classes 8/3 or 8/5 for a company vacation week.

Aug 10 - Sep 28
4:30pm
Full
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Class meets Aug 10 - Sept 28, 2021 from 4:30-6:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parent Orientation will be held on Monday, July 5, 2021 from 4:30 - 6:30pm. ONE parent or guardian MUST attend, the student does NOT need to attend.

Aug 20 - Oct 8
4:30pm
Full
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Class meets from Aug 20 - Oct 8, 2021 on Fridays from 4:30-6:30 pm and Saturdays 9-11 am. Parent Orientation will be Monday, July 5, 2021 from 7-9pm. ONE parent or guardian MUST attend, the student will not need to attend.

Sep 28 - Nov 16
7:00pm
Full
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Class meets Sep 28 - Nov 16, 2021 from 7-9 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parent Orientation will be held on Monday, Aug 9, 2021 from 7-9pm.. ONE parent or guardian MUST attend, the student does NOT need to attend.

Oct 5 - Nov 23
4:30pm
Full
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Class meets Oct 5 - Nov 23, 2021 from 4:30-6:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parent Orientation will be held on Monday, Sept 13, 2021 from 7-9pm. ONE parent or guardian MUST attend, the student does NOT need to attend.

Oct 15 - Dec 4
4:30pm
Full
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Class meets from Oct 15 - Dec 4, 2021 on Fridays from 4:30-6:30 pm and Saturdays 9-11 am. Parent Orientation will be Monday, Sept 13, 2021 from 4:30-6:30pm. ONE parent or guardian MUST attend, the student will not need to attend. *There is NO class on Fri 11/26 for Thanksgiving.

Nov 23 - Jan 20
7:00pm
Full
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Class meets Nov 23, 2021 - Jan 20, 2022 from 7-9 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parent Orientation will be held on Monday, Oct 4, 2021 from 7-9pm. ONE parent or guardian MUST attend, the student does NOT need to attend. *NO class 11/25, 12/28 or 12/30

Nov 30 - Jan 25
4:30pm
Full
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Class meets Nov 30, 2021 - Jan 25, 2022 from 4:30-6:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parent Orientation will be held on Monday, Oct 4, 2021 from 4:30-6:30pm. ONE parent or guardian MUST attend, the student does NOT need to attend. *NO classes on 12/28 and 12/30

Dec 10 - Feb 11
4:30pm
Full
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Class meets from Dec 10, 2021 - Feb 11, 2022 on Fridays from 4:30-6:30 pm and Saturdays 9-11 am. Parent Orientation will be Monday, Nov 1, 2021 from 7-9pm. ONE parent or guardian MUST attend, the student will not need to attend. *NO classes on 12/24, 12/25, 12/31 or 1/1