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California's Online Driver Education Class

We offer online driver education & home study correspondence driver ed courses that satisfy the California Vehicle Code's driver education requirements for students to obtain a California DMV learners permit and a California drivers license. Our driver education classes are accepted by the California DMV. They are designed for all high school students in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, Sacramento, Long Beach, Orange, Riverside and all other areas of California. An online service of Pacific High School.
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Pacific High School
5777 Madison Avenue, Suite 630
Sacramento, CA 95841
(916) 338-3900
FAX (916) 338-0700

Cal-Driver-Ed is operated by Pacific High School
a private high school operating under
the California Education Code and registered
with the California Superintendent of Public Instruction.
We offer a quality high school education to
all Californians regardless of race, color or creed.
While taking classes through Cal-Driver-Ed,
The student will be concurrently enrolled in
Pacific High School and their local high school.

A California high school student spends over 30 hours each week in a classroom.

The State of California requires you to spend 30 hours studying Driver's Education before you can obtain a Learner's Permit.

Do you really want to spend an extra 30 hours in a classroom on nights or weekends or have to wait until your school finally offers Drivers Ed?

Our drivers education courses let you study at home at your own pace, on your schedule, any time of the day or night.

We offer an online course that you can complete on your home computer. The computer scores your exams and your DMV Certificate of Completion will be mailed out the next business day. The system is designed to work well with PC's and Mac's and with any internet connection speed. No special plug-ins are needed.

We also offer a workbook course. Many students choose it if they have limited computer time at home or a very slow dial up connection. The study materials are mailed to you by Priority Mail. You can complete our course as quickly as you can read the class materials and fill out the worksheets. Your parent or guardian can supervise you while you take the final test. Most students pass the exam the first time. We want you to pass! We will correct your final exam and review your worksheets within one business day of receiving your completed materials. Your DMV Certificate of Completion will be mailed out the same day.

After you complete our course (or any other driver education course) you will have to pass the DMV written exam at your local DMV office to obtain your learners permit. We want you to pass! We do everything we can to prepare you for the DMV exam.

We are a year around private high school located in Sacramento and are open Monday through Friday all year long (except for major holidays). You can begin studying immediately.

We have had students from every major high school in California enroll in our course because we can offer it today while your local high school may make you wait until next semester.

Note to Parents: We encourage you to take an active part in your child's driver's ed course. Talk about driving laws, traffic signs and traffic safety while they are riding in the car with you. Give them real world examples of what they are reading about. Check over their worksheets and point out any mistakes. The more they learn now, the safer they will be when they start driving.

We truly believe that driver education is the most important class your child will ever take. You can make a difference in what they learn and how well they learn it. The the experts will tell you that the biggest advantage of home study driver education is that you can be involved and help them learn. It will also help when they take get their learners permit and take driver training.

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Our Driver Education Course is Accepted by the California DMV

    DMV Acceptance Letter

Sample DMV Driver Education Certificate of Completion

"Cal-Driver-Ed is a pioneer in the field of online driver education. Over 40,000 California teenagers have taken their courses and are driving today."

"I recommend Cal-Driver-Ed for home study driver education."

Cal Driver Ed is proud
to be a member in good
standing of the
Better Business Bureau
of NE California.

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The following quotes are excerpts from a recent California DMV Study on the Effectiveness of Home-Study Driver Education dated April 2003:

"Home-study students performed just as well or better than classroom students ... "

"Home-study courses may also have the additional benefit of increasing parental involvement in their teen's learning process, which has been shown to be an important factor ..."


An Essay by One of our Students (Written for Another Class):
Driver’s Ed and the Learner’s Permit

In order to acquire a driver’s license, the state requires that a student first attain a learner’s permit. To get a learner’s permit, students must take a driver education course and pass an exam on its material at the DMV. Students have traditionally been given the option of taking Driver’s Ed as either a high school course or at private driving schools. These options, although perfectly valid and trustworthy, require students to dedicate many extra hours after school or on weekends in order to complete the required course. For this reason, several websites currently offer the required materials online so that one may obtain his or her driver’s education without ever leaving home. This fashion of online Driver’s Ed has become increasingly popular because of its ability to save time and potentially money as well.

Driver’s Ed courses usually necessitate students to attend at least 30 hours of classes before attempting to take the actual exam. With online courses however, students can take as long as they need without the pressure of deadlines or material quizzes. Students can choose to work on their online material whenever is convenient for them and whenever they’re comfortable. A majority of the websites that provide the online courses also offer a number of practice exams in order to boost the students’ confidence before appearing for the real exam.

Other than having the ability to move at the student’s desired pace, learning the material at home gives the parents an opportunity to get involved with the information and the studying. Being able to work at one’s own pace and having parental guidance have proven to be beneficial for most of the students who have opted to take the course online. A recent study has shown that students who completed the online course performed as well or better than classroom students on the permit test. With the advancement of online courses, even traffic school is being offered online to adults.

After a student has completed his or her course online and has passed the exam, the DMV-approved certificate of completion is sent by the next day. Students in California must have their permits for at least six months before being able to obtain a driver’s license which is activated with proper driver’s training. After driver’s training has been completed, students can then proceed to take the road test, where students must demonstrate that they have mastered the skills of driving in order to receive a license.

Good luck and have fun!