CENTRAL ALGOMA SECONDARY SCHOOL (CASS) Office
The team at Our Driving School cares about the success of our students and aims to create safe and knowledgeable drivers that will help lower accident rates and make the Algoma District a safer place to drive. Our Driving School is pleased to offer a Beginner Driver’s Education Course at Central Algoma Secondary School (CASS) located at 32 Kensington Rd, Desbarats, ON P0R 1E0 periodically through the year.
About the CASS Beginner Driver Education Course
We teach a Ministry of Transportation (MTO) approved Beginners Driver Education course that consists of 20 hours of classroom time, 10 hours of independent study from the textbook that we provide, and 10 hours of in-car training.
Our instructors are certified teachers and provide an interesting and interactive learning environment. Students will be encouraged to participate in various activities to improve their understanding and to facilitate learning. Classes are relevant to today’s ever-changing driving environment.
20 hours of in-class learning time | 10 hours of one-on-one in-car training |
10 hours of independant study
$775.00 (HST included)
2019 COURSE DATES:
April 13,14 & 20,21
- Students are required to bring their Driver’s Handbook. A course textbook will be provided.
- Students will be required to maintain a 70% average in the classroom and once the 20 hours are completed
- After the classroom portion is completed, students will be eligible for the in-car sessions which require an 80% average for certification.
Upon completion of the course, students receive an online MTO verification from Our Driving School. This certification is required proof for your insurance company.
NOTE: The option to take one or more in-car lessons in the Sault is available and encouraged, however, not necessary in order to pass.
Our 20 hours of classroom training is delivered over 4 days (9 am – 3 pm each day), divided into 8 segments (morning & afternoon). Unlike other driving schools, we offer flexible course days to accommodate working schedules. Our students must maintain a 70% average in the classroom for certification and will learn about the following:
- How crashes happen and how to prevent them
- Defensive and cooperative driving skills
- Winter driving
- Front and rear collision avoidance techniques
- Shoulder recovery on the highway
- Standard and ABS braking techniques
- How to handle emergencies
- How to avoid aggressive drivers
- How to avoid people who tailgate and much more.
*Please note that there is NO online portion of our courses.
In our 10 hours of one-on-one in-car training, students must maintain an 80% average for certification and will learn the life-saving skills they need to recognize risks on the road and respond effectively. We will pick up the students and bring them to Sault Ste. Marie for their in-car lessons.
Students will be brought to Sault Ste. Marie to complete the required 10 hours of in-car training.
The 10-hours of homework is taken up in class on the fourth day of class (last afternoon segment) and we address questions about their responsibilities and the rules of the road, and the consequences of breaking them.
Benefits of the Beginner Driving Education Course
- Shorter wait time to complete your G2 Road Test (G1 Exit) (8 months compared to 12)
- Save significantly on insurance
- Become a confident, safe driver
With an approved Beginner Driver Education Course at Our Driving School, you are eligible to schedule your G1 Exit Test after only 8 months.
A Beginner’s permit has two phases, G1 and G2. Normally you cannot exit G1 and enter G2 until you have 12 months experience, but this is reduced to 8 months with your Driver Education certification. The cost of insurance may be greatly reduced with the completion of a Beginner Driver Education Course from Our Driving School.
Check with your insurance agent to confirm how much you can save. Students who have completed the Beginner Driver Education Course will have lower insurance premiums.
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