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ACE Driving School Segment 1 Information

Teens, ages 14 years 8 months to the time the teen reaches 18 years of age, are required to complete a two segment driver education course. Teens must be at 14 years 8 months to begin a Segment 1 driver education course.

Segment 1 driver education course includes 24 hours of in-class instructions and 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction. In Segment 1, a teen must complete and pass both the classroom instructions; the behind-the-wheel instructions; and must achieve at least 80% or higher on the written test, in order to be issued a green Michigan Department of Education Segment 1 Certificate of Completion. It is illegal to drive a vehicle with a Segment 1 Certificate of Completion. With a Level 1 License, the teen may drive with a licensed parent, legal guardian, or designed adult age 21 or older.

  • Classroom Instructions

You must get to and from the classes on your own. You will be given a 80-question State performance test at the end of Segment 1. You must achieve at least 70% (56 questions correct), to pass Segment 1. Should you fail the test, you will be given one opportunity to repeat the entire test.

  • Road Instructions

You will be picked up and dropped off at the classroom instruction location or a mutually agreed to location with your instructor. The time and date of your 6 lessons of behind-the-wheel instructions is scheduled between you and the instructor. Failure to keep an appointment without a 24-hour notification results in an additional charge $25.00 per missed lesson.

  • Cost

The cost of the course is $390.00. The parent of guardian agrees to make payment of $130.00 on or before the first day of class; $130.00 during the second week; and $130.00 during the third week of class. We accept cash, checks (personal or business), but there will be a $20.00 fee for any returned check.

  • Registration

To reserve a spot in the class of your choice, please complete the registration form and return it to us. Upon receipt of your form, you will be sent a confirmation.

  • Segment 2

You will be required to take a Segment 2 course at least 90 days after the completion of Segment 1. You will receive additional information about Segment 2 at the end of Segment 1. There is an additional cost for Segment 2 of $60.00; payable at the time you enroll for Segment 2.