Driver’s Ed: Summer 2020

Bishop Chatard will again be offering Driver Education this summer. The 2020 Summer Driver’s Education Course at Bishop Chatard is a state-certified course open to all students who are at least 15 years of age by May 26, 2020. The cost is $400, which includes both the classroom session and the in-car driving sessions. Unfortunately, we will not be able to admit non-BCHS students to the course this year.

Paperwork: Each student will receive, through the mail, the required forms that allow them to get their driver’s education permit from the license branch three weeks before the beginning of class.

Classroom Sessions: Per State of Indiana guidelines pertaining to school closure due to Covid-19, classroom sessions will be offered virtually via Canvas this year. There will be no in-person classroom sessions. Online session begins May 26, 2020.

In-Car Sessions: These sessions will be scheduled by the student at the beginning of class. The dates for the driving portion are still to be determined and will comply with Indiana BMV and DOE mandates.

Please note that it is our goal to provide in-car instruction for each student that has signed up for driver education through BCHS. However, in the event that we can’t start driving until later in the summer, we have to recognize that we simply might not be able to accommodate each student. If we have to make the difficult decision to limit the number of students we are able to drive this summer, we have two possible options for families.

Option #1 would be a $300.00 refund for any student that is not able to drive with a BCHS instructor. This dollar amount is based on the average cost of driving-only instruction with private driving schools and should cover the driving portion of the course at another school when the state decides that it is safe to allow this kind of instruction.

Option #2 would be to wait until next summer to drive with a BCHS instructor. No further cost would be involved with this option, and families who decide to wait will receive preferential picks for dates in summer 2021.

Registration is now closed.

Questions? Contact Matt Hilton at

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