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Behind the Wheel (BTW)

Lake County School District, in partnership with the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, offers *scholarships to eligible high school students for Behind the Wheel (BTW) Driving Instruction classes.  Please note that the BTW Program is an extension of the school day.
*Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and are not based on financial need. 
Student Eligibility Criteria:
  1. Student must be a resident of Lake County.
  2. Student must be currently registered in a Lake County Public, Private, Virtual High School or be registered as a Home School student.
  3. Student must be in good standing with their school (see registration form for more info).
  4. Student must possess a Driver Learner's license.
  5. Have proof of current automobile insurance. 

The BTW Program is currently at capacity and will resume accepting applications Fall 2023 

Program features include:
  • Students participating in the BTW program will receive 10 hours of actual behind-the-wheel driving instruction and 10-20 hours of driving observation. Students are assigned to classes of three student participants.
  • Classes originate from a Lake County Public High School or the Student Services Building located in Howey-in-the-Hills. 
  • Classes are composed of two (2) or three (3) students and a BTW instructor.
  • Classes are held on weekday afternoons, Saturdays and during selected school breaks.
  • BTW instructors are teachers who work in Lake County and are certified by the State to provide driving instruction.
  • Vehicles used for BTW driving classes are clearly marked “Student Driver” and have an additional brake for the instructor.
For more information, please contact your child's school BTW instructor.