• Manhattan Public Schools
    Traffic Safety Education

         Soon to be updated for Fall 2020!
    Your Driver Education Team for the 2019-2020 school year is Mr. Jerry C. Bauer, Ms. Jordan Dreessen and Mr. Doug Whitmer. Mr. Bauer and Ms. Dreessen are the contacts for the course and have Manhattan email addresses: jbauer@mhstigers.org and jdreessen@mhstigers.org

    Please direct questions and/or concerns to us and not to the high school office as we are responsible for the driver education program.

    Spring Session 2020 will start on Monday, March 2 and run approximately until Thursday April 9, with no classes on PIR days or Fridays.  Students with a birthdate on or before March 18, 2005, are eligible to apply. Class placement is based on date of birth which we verify. It is not first come first served. Class times are Monday - Thursday, 4 - 6 p.m. The (6) 2-hour drive times can be 6 - 8 a.m., 6 - 8 p.m., PIR days and Saturdays. Schedules are made by the instructor and will be available the first day of class.

    Parent Night will be held on Thursday, February 20 at 6:30 pm in the Manhattan High School Commons area.  Mandatory attendance for the driver education student and at least one parent.

    Spring Application Period is Feb 3 - 14: The application period will be active on Monday, Feb 3rd, at 9:00 a.m and close at 3:00 pm, February 14.  Applications are submitted online and can only be submitted during this application periods.  The link to the application can be found at the BOTTOM of this page and at the BOTTOM of the Frequently Asked Questions page.  

    Before Applying: Review this Overview page, the Frequently Asked Questions page and the MT Graduated Drivers Licensing page carefully to understand all details of the application process and the Traffic Safety Course.  Most questions regarding the application process can be answered by viewing these instructions.

    After Applying: A submission confirmation email will be sent to the email address that was entered into the Parent/Guardian #1 field on the application.  If you do not receive this email, contact Jerry Bauer (jbauer@mhstigers.org) or Jordan Dreessen (jdreessen@mhstigers.org) by the end of the application period, so it can be verified that you have an application submitted. If this occurs over the weekend, resubmit another application, take a screenshot of the application and leave a message. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.

    Acceptance and Wait Lists Posted: Monday, Feb 17th, on the glass doors outside the Manhattan High School Main Office. Classes are filled with the oldest students first. It is not first come first served. If your student does not make it into the session, you must reapply for subsequent sessions.

    Letter of Acceptance: If your student is accepted, you will receive an email no later than Monday, Feb 17th.
    Payment Period: February 17 - February 20. 
    Payment Deadline: Thursday, February 20, 3:00 p.m.  NO Exceptions
    Fee: $350

    Next Session
    : There are 2 traffic ed sessions per year: Fall and Spring. Each session has its own online-only application period. 
    We are looking forward to presenting an excellent driver education program for the Manhattan Community and getting to know and work with each of you.

    Your Driver Education Team
    The Application Form for Spring 2020 is now closed