Winter/Spring Driver Education
City of Milwaukee residents/MPS students: Registration begins Dec. 5 at 10 a.m.
Non-residents: Registration begins Dec. 12 at 10 a.m.
Milwaukee Public Schools and Milwaukee Recreation offer driver education programs in the summer, fall, and winter/spring seasons. This is a certified program to help students receive their temporary permits.
Multiple options are available, including MPS Drive (for age-eligible MPS students only) and Community-Based Driver Education (for all age-eligible community members). Please see below for additional details regarding each program, as well as the three avenues to participate in each class: in-person, online, or hybrid.
For MPS students with no outstanding tickets
Students Must Be
Currently enrolled in an MPS school (click here for a list of schools that qualify for MPS Drive).
At least 15 years by the beginning of class start date and not older than 17.5 by the last day of class
All MPS students are already in the system for MPS Drive. Click here to find step-by-step MPS Drive registration instructions. To access your account:
- Username - Enter the MPS student ID number as the Username (numbers only)
- Password - the MPS student's last name (the first letter is capitalized, ex: Smith)
See details about the in-person, online, & hybrid sessions below.
MPS Drive Refund/Reenrollment Fee Policy
Students enrolled in MPS Drive that are unable to attend and call to cancel their registration 10 days prior to the start date of class will be given a full refund. Students calling to cancel registration less than 10 days prior to the start of class or after the scheduled start date will not receive a refund.
Students enrolled in MPS Drive that do not cancel their registration, but NEVER ATTEND class will be dropped after the third day of the session. They will forfeit the $35 registration fee and may re-enroll in the program one additional time for a fee of $35.
Students who attend at least one class and are dropped for any reason after classes begin will forfeit the $35 registration fee and will be charged the re-enrollment fee of $190 if they wish to enroll in the program at a later date.
Community-Based Driver Education
For residents, non-residents, MPS students, and non-MPS students
Students Must Be
At least 15 years by the class start date and not older than 17.5 by the last day of class
Click here to register online. (please note: Community-Based Driver Education is not available in the spring)
Fee: To register, students must pay a $150 (city of Milwaukee resident) or $275 (non-city of Milwaukee resident) fee, which covers the cost of the classroom and behind-the-wheel lessons.
Community-Based Refund Policy
Students enrolled in the Community-Based Driver Education program that are unable to attend and call to cancel their registration 10 days prior to the start date of class will be given a full refund. Students calling to cancel registration less than 10 days prior to the start of class or after the scheduled start date will not receive a refund.
See details about the in-person & online sessions below.
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Driver Education Class Styles
30 hours of in-person classwork
30 hours of online classwork at the student's own pace
10 hours of in-person classwork & 20 hours of online classwork