DPIE Offers Driver’s Education Courses

Rich Boschetti, DPIE Academy Director
February 3, 2021

DPIE is happy to announce that we have entered into a partnership with Bay Area Driving School to offer virtual drivers education classes which students are required to complete prior to getting their Driver’s Permit. Bay Area Driving School has a proven track record of success and has been successfully teaching drivers education courses Drivers Education courses in communities, school districts and private schools throughout the Bay Area since 1949. DPIE feels fortunate to be working with such an established and well-regarded company.

For students looking to enroll in a driver’s education class, enrollment is open for classes being offered each month between February and the end of August. Since students must be at least 15 ½ years old when they apply for their permit, the driver’s education classes are open to students 15 years and older. Any student or adult planning to take drivers education this year can enroll in one of our courses for the same price ($165) that you would pay on the outside.  Since DPIE is a non-profit, any profits generated will be used to support programs in the Dublin Unified School District.

While classes will be taught online, a certified instructor will lead the class for the three-hour duration of each class session, 9 am – 12 Noon. Instruction will be provided live by a certified Driver’s Education instructor.

Required Topics to be Covered

  • Responsibilities that comes with having a driver’s license
  • Rules of the road
  • Safe driving techniques and strategies
  • The dangers of speeding
  • Defensive driving
  • Accident-avoidance procedures and much more.


Independent assignments will be assigned each Saturday and will need to be completed during the week.

As part of the course, students will have an opportunity to practice test questions they will need to know to pass the written DMV test required to get their permit. Two major tests will be given half-way through and at the end of the class that students must master to receive the certificate of completion needed to get a driver’s permit.  Students will be able to re-take the test as necessary to earn their certificate of completion and certificates will be mailed to your home 5 – 7 days once you have completed the course.

Enrollment is now open in any of our monthly classes all of which will be offered on Saturdays during the remainder of the school year and Monday through Friday during the summer.  So look at our schedule and determine which class works for you.

Drivers Education Course Schedule 

All Classes run from 9 am – 12 noon.

  • February –  6, 13, 20 & 27 - Saturdays
  • March – 6, 13, 20, 27 - Saturdays
  • April  - 3, 10, 17, 24 - Saturdays
  • May – 1, 8, 15, 22 - Saturdays

Summer Classes

  • June – 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Monday – Friday,
  • July - 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 - Monday – Friday,
  • August -  2, 2, 4, 5, 6 – Monday - Friday

Sign up now for the dates you want so that you get the dates you are want for your child.