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Behind the Wheel


Thank you for your interest in the Behind the Wheel (BTW) driving classes.  Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we are unable to offer these classes at this time.  Please check back with us in the fall for further information.


The Lake County School Board, in partnership with the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, plans to again offer scholarships for Behind-the-Wheel Driving classes to eligible Lake County high school students. To be eligible, a student must be a resident of Lake County, currently attend high school or be a registered home school student, have proof of automobile insurance and possess a valid Florida learner license at least one week prior to the first day of class. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and are not based on financial need.


 Program features include:

  • Students participating in the BTW program will receive 10 hours of actual behind-the-wheel driving instruction and 20 hours of driving observation.
  • Classes originate from a Lake County Public High School or the Choice, Charter, and Community Education office in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. Classes are held on weekday afternoons, Saturdays and during selected school breaks.
  • BTW instructors are Lake County School District teachers who are certified by the State to provide driving instruction.
  • Vehicles used for Behind-the-Wheel driving classes are clearly marked “student driver” and have an additional brake for the instructor.

Students are assigned to classes of three students on a first-come, first-served basis and must have a valid Florida learner license and proof of automobile insurance to participate.

For more information, please call (352) 253-6778.