Behind the Wheel Class Application
We realize that students and their parents/caregivers would like to know if there is a chance to participate in District sponsored Behind the Wheel (BTW). We hope this provides you with a bit more information on what we are doing to support students.
The Sun Prairie Area School District will no longer offer Traffic Safety Classes during the regular school year. Any classes that may be offered in the future will be during Summer School. The District will offer Behind the Wheel training if/when certified Driver’s Education teachers are available in the District. There is a statewide shortage of certified teachers. If you desire to complete the program as quickly as possible, we strongly encourage you to pursue a Private Driving School.
Can I get a refund?
If you paid for the District Behind the Wheel training and would like your money back so you can pursue a private school, please see this information on Behind the Wheel Refunds.
How many students are on the list?
There are currently 175 students on the list to complete BTW. There may be up to 450 students on the list at the start of the Fall 2022 semester.
Where is a student on the list?
Once we have removed ineligible students from the list, we will begin to prioritize students on the list starting with the students who earned their Temporary License first (e.g., AUG 2021 and moving forward).
What students will be removed from the list?
Students who are 18 years old are not required to participate in BTW and if a student is 18, they will be removed from the list. We will notify them via email.
Following is the information from the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles:
At what age does the driver education requirement no longer apply?
Once you turn 18, you may take tests and apply for a driver license without being enrolled in a driver education program.
Provide proof of Wisconsin residency if you are 18 years of age or older. Provide your Social Security number (you can fulfill your proof of identity requirement by presenting your Social Security card). Pass the appropriate knowledge, sign and vision tests. Pay the appropriate driver licensing fees.
Students who will graduate from high school are no longer eligible to participate in district sponsored BTW classes and will be removed from the list (we will notify them via email).
How will students be added to the list for in-district Behind the Wheel Training?
Once students successfully complete the in-district Traffic Safety Class (offered through Summer School only), they will be given the opportunity to register for Behind the Wheel training. They will be added to the list behind those who have completed the Traffic Safety class on an earlier date. Only students who participated in Traffic Safety in the district are eligible to register for Behind the Wheel in-district.