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DATES:  Monday, June 3rd - Friday, June 14th

  • REQUIRED Parent/Teen meeting will be held on Sunday, June 2nd at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.


  • SESSION 1:  8:30 – 11:30am

  • SESSION 2:  12:00 – 3:00pm

LOCATION:  YME High School - Room 108 (West Wing - 1st Floor - Mr. Lindstrom’s Classroom)

COST for Class AND Behind the Wheel: $320 

COST for Behind the Wheel ONLY: $220

  • YME Community Ed. reserves the right to adjust BTW fees based on fuel costs.


MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT:  50 students (25 per session)

MN Dept of Public Safety requires 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of Behind-the-Wheel* instruction.  



  1. Students must attend Echo Charter School or YME.

  2. Students must be 15 by October 1, 2024.  If a student wants to register but isn’t 15 until after this date, he/she will be put on the waiting list. 

  3. It is very important that students attend ALL classroom and scheduled BTW sessions. 

    • The 30 hours of classroom instruction represents a minimum requirement and if one class is missed, the student must make up the seat time requirement to complete assigned work and make up the missing class time. 

  4. Students are expected to be in the classroom when class begins. Arriving late for class will not be tolerated.  

  5. Students should come to class prepared: bring a folder, notebook, and pen/pencil.  The MN Driver’s Manual will be provided and used as a class text/reference book.

  6. All students have an equal opportunity to learn.  If a student is disruptive, their parents will be notified.


*Behind-the-Wheel instruction will be scheduled on an individual basis following successful completion of classroom instruction and passing of the written permit test.  BTW consists of riding with the instructor in a dual-brake controlled vehicle. The six hours of driving and observation are required by the State of MN Dept. of Public Safety.

TO REGISTER: Complete the registration form and return it along with payment (or pay online) to the YME     Community Ed. Office located in the high school - 450 9th Ave. Granite Falls, MN 56241.  Online payments can be made on the Sting Store --- Go to - Menu - Parents - Sting Store - Community Ed. - Driver’s Ed. 

If you have questions, please contact Alyssa Hoffman in the YME Community Ed. Office: Phone: 320-564-4081 ext. 111 - Email:


If you decide to withdraw from this class, please contact YME Community Ed. at 320-564-4081 ext. 111 as soon as possible.  If you withdraw from the program less than 5 business days before the first day of class, the maximum amount that will be refunded is 80%.  If you withdraw from the class after the program starts, no refund will be given.

  • YME Community Ed. reserves the right to make program adjustments based on class enrollments.

  • Due to schedules being made months in advance, dates will be subject to change if needed.