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MPS Drive: Free Driver Education for all MPS Students

There is a $35 temporary permit fee, but the classroom and behind-the-wheel sessions are free.
 

MPS Drive

For students with no outstanding tickets

Students Must Be

  • Enrolled in an MPS high school
  • At least 15.5 years by the beginning of class start date and not older than 17.5 by the last day of class

Registration

  • In-person: Recreation Offices located at 5225 W. Vliet St. Room 163 or 2414 W. Mitchell St.
  • Online: Log-in (Student MPS ID #) and password (Student's last name with the first letter of name capitalized)
  • Fee: To reserve a spot, students must pay a $35 permit fee which covers the cost of the temporary permit. The $35 registration fee is non-refundable after the class begins.

Classroom Information

  • Students will receive 30 hours of classroom instruction, 6 hours of driving instruction, and 6 hours of observation
  • School Year Classes: will meet after school or in the evening Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for two hours each class. 
  • Summer Classes: will meet five days a week (Monday-Friday) for two hours each class

MPS Drive Refund/Reenrollment Fee Policy

  • Students enrolled in MPS Drive that are unable to attend and call to cancel their registration BEFORE their scheduled orientation date will be given a full refund.  Students calling to cancel registration after orientation will not be refunded.
  • 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.

Restorative Program

For students with suspended or revoked licenses

Students Must Be

  • Currently enrolled in MPS (Students attending other districts though open enrollment or 220 do not qualify)
  • 15-17 years old

Process

  • Complete the Restorative Paperwork
  • Once paperwork is received, students are referred to the Center for Driver’s License Recovery and Employability to restore ability to obtain a license
  • Once students regain driving eligibility, they will receive priority registration for MPS Drive classes

Community-Based Driver Education

For residents, non-residents, MPS students, and non-MPS students

Students Must Be

  • At least 15.5 years by the class start date and not older than 17.5 by the last day of class

Registration​

  • In-person: Recreation Offices located at 5225 W. Vliet St. Room 163 or 2414 W. Mitchell St.
  • Online
  • Fee: To reserve a spot, students must pay a $150 (Milwaukee resident) or $275 (non-Milwaukee resident) which covers the cost of the classroom and behind the wheel lessons

Classroom Information

  • Students will receive 30 hours of classroom instruction, 6 hours of driving instruction, and 6 hours of observation
  • School Year Classes: will meet after school or in the evening Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for two hours each class. 
  • Summer Classes: will meet five days a week (Monday-Friday) for two hours each class


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