The Driver Education program consists of three phases: classroom, simulation, and behind-the-wheel. The three phases will be taught over a period of one semester. Students will register for this course just as they do for any other course. Students who will be 15 on or before September 15, 2019, will be eligible for semester 1. Students who will be 15 on or before February 9, 2020, will be eligible for semester 2. In the event the number of students requesting the course exceeds the capacity to give instruction, students will be selected by age, the oldest students being selected first. I. CLASSROOM PHASE – The classroom instruction will be part of the semester Driver Education course. The state of Illinois requires a minimum of 30 clock hours of instruction to complete Driver Education. II. SIMULATION PHASE – Students must successfully complete 12 hours of simulation as part of the lab portion of Driver Education. Simulation offers the student the opportunity to experience a variety of situations in a controlled environment. The simulation experiences includes (but not limited to) basic driving procedures, adverse weather conditions, and crash avoidance. III. BEHIND-THE-WHEEL PHASE – The student must successfully complete 3 hours of behind-the-wheel with 6 hours of behind-the-wheel observation in order to meet the State of Illinois requirements. Each student must spend an additional 50 hours of behind-the-wheel experience time outside of regular school hours with a parent or guardian to meet the state requirements for licensing.