FIRST CHOICE POLICIES AND TERMS OF USE





Welcome to 1st Choice. This class is intended to prepare you for the “road” ahead. Driver’s Ed is required in Louisiana, so this is the first step in the GLP (graduated licensing program). Our goal is to give you more than the required information, so that the DMV test will seem easy. We want you to make new friends, learn the information, and have fun. We look forward to having you in class with us and hope you enjoy it.


14 HOUR COURSE: Students must be a minimum age of 18 years to take the 14 Hour Adult Course.


The fees for our 14 Hour Course are as follows: $350 which includes the $50 deposit (total cost breaks down to $250 driving and $100 classroom.) Students will not begin the driving portion until the balance is paid in full. Payment can also be made in full on/or by the first day of class. The above price include classroom and behind the wheel instruction along with an original and one additional Certificate of Successful Completion. If a duplicate copy is needed for a lost or misplaced certificate, the cost will be $10. The Road skill test that is needed to obtain a license it $40. This is an additional fee that would be charged on the day that the student is scheduled to take that driving test with us.


There will be a $40 cancellation fee charged for no shows on scheduled driving days, and also cancelling less than 24 hours before your scheduled drive time.


38 HOUR COURSE: Parents or Guardians of Students UNDER THE AGE OF 18: Students must be a minimum age of 14 & 9 months and be in the 9th grade to take the 30 Hour Classroom, portion of the 38 Hour Class. Students must be a minimum of 15 years old to take the 8 hours Behind the Wheel driving instruction. If the student is 17 or younger, we will need a parent or guardian to sign the completion certificate.

The fees for this 38 Hour Course are as follows: $400 which includes the $50 deposit (total cost breaks down to $300 driving and $100 classroom.) Students will not begin the driving portion until the balance is paid in full. Payment can also be made in full on/or by the first day of class. The above price include classroom and behind the wheel instruction along with an original and one additional Certificate of Successful Completion. If a duplicate copy is needed for a lost or misplaced certificate, the cost will be $10. The Road skill test that is needed to obtain a license it $40. This is an additional fee that would be charged on the day that the student is scheduled to take that driving test with us.


There will be a $40 cancellation fee charged for no shows on scheduled driving days, and also cancelling less than 24 hours before your scheduled drive time. There will be no additional cost to pick up and/or drop of a student at their High school. It’s important for you to know what is expected of the students. If for any reason the class is cancelled, we will reschedule your child into our next available class. If for any reason your child cannot attend all of the classroom sessions, then we will reschedule him/her in the next available class.


Any additional instruction and testing time due to hearing, speech or learning disabilities can be arranged before the first day of class. The fee is non-refundable, unless for some reason the school cannot deliver the class or certificate. If for any reason the school is closed a refund will be issued within 30 days. Any student trained by unlicensed instructor is due a refund.


The School is prohibited from issuing a Completion Certificate if the student has not met the requirements for course completion. The certificate of completion does not provide a school credit, unless authorized by the Louisiana Department of Education. No passing grade is guaranteed. It must be earned. Passing the classroom potion requires an 80% or higher grade and a passing score of 70% or higher is required to pass the 8 hours of Behind the Wheel portion of the 38hour course.
Cell phones must be silent during course instruction and off during testing. We strive to tailor each class for our student’s form of learning, to make it informative and enjoyable and to make each and every customer a happy one.


As of September 4, 2018 The student is required to have a Temporary Instruction Permit (TIP) card, which will need to be obtained through the Office of Motor Vehicles. This must be done before any instruction can be given.


1st Choice adheres to all applicable Federal, State & Local Laws and shall not engage in any form of unlawful discrimination or illegal activities. Any grievance(s) not resolved by the school may be forwarded to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Office of Motor Vehicles, Attention: Training & Certification Unit, P.O. Box 64886, Baton Rouge, LA 70896.


Rules for 1st Choice Driving School:

• Disruption of class is strictly prohibited.

• No foul language or gestures.

• Cheating is grounds for expulsion

• Cell phones must be on silent in class, and off during final exam. Due to the distraction that phones cause, If students are on their phone during instruction, there will be one warning. If they continue to use the phone, they can either go home or give the phone to the instructor until the end of class.

• Please respect the campus and grounds and pick up your trash.

• If a student chooses to engage in these activities they will be warned once, and then dismissed.

**Cheating is zero tolerance if a student chooses to cheat they will be expelled with NO REFUND.