Plainfield South's driver education department offers students a comprehensive, fully integrated program that covers a one semester period of time. The phases consist of classroom, and the on-the-road phase, these phases meet requirements established by the State of Illinois.
Before a student can enroll in driver education at Plainfield South, he/she must be a sophomore, at least 15 years of age by the first day of class, and must have received a passing grade in at least (8) courses during the previous two (2) semesters. Further explanation of this law (House Bill 418) can be obtained from the student’s counselor.
Students must pass the classroom phase of driver education, and CPR and first aid to meet Plainfield South's graduation requirement (.5 credit hrs.), and he/she must pass both the classroom and the driving phases to qualify for an Illinois license prior to age 18. Plainfield South also participates in the Cooperative Driver Testing Program with the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office which allows Plainfield’s specially certified instructors to administer the State Road Test if the student receives an A or B in both Classroom and Laboratory phases of the program.