Drivers Ed

The Program
Manitou Springs High School offers a fully certified Driver’s Education Course, which includes:

  • 30 hours of Classroom Instruction
    8AM - 4:30PM
    Students are given tests & quizzes throughout the class and will also have regular homework assignments.
    Colorado State Permit Tests are done on the last day of class (optional)
  • 6 hours of required Behind the Wheel Instruction
    Three (2 hour) driving sessions, which are typically scheduled over a year’s time.
    The driving phase begins after the classroom phase has been successfully completed.
    Please call the Driver’s Education Instructor to schedule your drive time hours.

  • Location: Manitou Springs High School, 401 El Monte Place
  • Price: $385.00
In addition to the Driver’s Education Course, we also offer:
  • Permit test--$15.00
  • Drive-time only--$250.00
    Three (2 hour) driving sessions (6 total hours of instruction)

    Once you register, you will work out your driving schedule with the instructor.

Drivers Ed Classes
June 6-9 in the Media Center from 8am-4:30pm
September 7-8 and 14-15 in the Media Center from 8am-4:30pm
January(2025) 4-5 and 11-12 in the Media Center from 8am-4:30pm

The Instructor:
Retired High School teacher, Rob Quarry received his certification from Pepperdine University in California and has taught driver’s education in California and Colorado for over 40 years.
Rob Quarry – (719) 650-3516, [email protected]

Age Requirements:
Students may obtain their driving permit at age 15 and a license at age 16 only if they complete a certified driver’s education classroom course. If students do not complete a course, they cannot get a permit until age 15 ½ or a license until age 16 ½. New legislation allows students to take driver’s education before their 15th birthday; however, they must be 15 and get their permit within six months (180 days) of completing the course to receive their license. You must also hold a permit for one full year to get your license. Therefore, it is reasonable NOT to enroll your student until they are at least 14 and 8 months of age. Before driving on the street, students must pass the classroom phase, be at least 15 years old, and have a minor’s instruction permit.

The State of Colorado requires that all person’s pre-register with the DMV prior to obtaining a driving permit. Before registering for class, you must pre-register with the DMV at HERE! You will be given a confirmation # that must be provided at the time of registration.

When your student’s permit is a few months of being a year old you should contact the DMV and make an appointment to take the driving test. You may also contact one of the many commercial driving schools to take the driving test. Manitou Springs High School Driver’s Ed does NOT give driving tests!

Many insurance companies will offer 2%-10% discounts to students who have completed a certified course.

To Register:
Please complete the registration form, along with payment and return with a check for $385.00 (or a deposit of $150.00)  made payable to:

Manitou Springs High School, Drivers Education
401 El Monte Place, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Cancellation Policy:
Once enrolled and a deposit has been made, attendance is MANDATORY! Absences can be difficult to make up and will delay moving on to the driving phase.

A $40 fee will be imposed for any cancellations given with less than a weeks notice before the first day of class.

Please call Danny Tramel  at (719) 440 2465 or email at [email protected] with any questions and for upcoming class availability.

Registration Form