DRIVER’S EDUCATION

Driver’s Education is offered during the Summer at Bishop Lynch. The Summer Session begins early June (TBA) with classroom instruction for 2 hours a day for 3 weeks. The classroom phase consists of 32 hours, with an additional 14 hours of Behind the Wheel beginning after the classroom phase is over. In addition, there will be one day that instruction will take place on Saturday. This date will be determined once classroom instruction has begun.

The driving schedule will be scheduled during the class. The class is full due to restrictions of the State. Contact Andy Zihlman at andy.zihlman@bishoplynch.org  for any questions.

Please note that the BL Driver Ed program is following all state and local guidelines, including the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation and the Diocese of Dallas, before coming on campus. This will be a live classroom and drive time as we do it in conjunction with each other. 

The total cost for the course is $500.00.

Behind the Wheel is offered during the Summer Break following the completion of the classroom phase. Students will sign up for Behind the Wheel drive times during the classroom phase. By state law, attendance is mandatory in order to receive a driver’s license. No more than two absences are allowed, and these absences must be made up. An additional 20 hours of drive time must be completed with a parent before the final certificate is issued. The form will be given the first day of class with instructions for the student and parent. If a student does not show up for their scheduled driving time, a $25 fine will be assessed. Please keep your assigned time.

Students will need a Texas Department of Public Safety Driver’s Handbook, which can be picked up at any DPS headquarters.

Andy Zihlman
Driver’s Education Instructor
TEA School #CO989

VOE Forms
See Ms. Laura Perales at the Welcome Center for VOE form. 

Online Traffic School and Defensive Driving Courses

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(800) 660-8908

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A DMV practice test for first-time driver’s license applicants: https://www.epermittest.com/texas/tx-practice-permit-test

A driver’s education program that covers all mandatory traffic laws:
https://www.epermittest.com/texas/drivers-education

Items Required to Participate In Driver's Education

Students will need to obtain the following:

PERMIT
  1. Certificate issued by Bishop Lynch after 6 hours of classroom instruction. 
  2. VOE Attendance Form 
  3. Two forms of identification (original birth certificate and social security card.) 
  4. Parent must accompany the student to the DPS (Department of Public Safety—Driver’s License.)
LICENSE (6 months after receiving the permit, unless 18 years old)
  1. Certificate after completing driving phase from BL. 
  2. VOE Attendance Form. (See Ms. Laura Perales at the Welcome Center for VOE)
  3. 30 hours verification of Behind the Wheel (log with parents packet received by students the first day of class.) 
  4. Proof of insurance.
  5. Parent must accompany the student to DPS.
  6. Impact Test
Students sign up for their drive time during class.  First come based on receiving their permits.  Drive times are every 2 hours (7-9 am, 9-11 am, 11-1 pm, 1-3 pm, 3-5 pm, or 5-7 pm during school and only 5-7 pm after school.)

Want to take a practice permit test?  Click Here

Please keep your scheduled driving time or you may be assessed a $25.00 fine.
Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous, college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for justice in the world. - Founded in 1963