Drivers Education

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Special to De La Salle Collegiate families only
Elite Driving School of Saint Clair Shores offers Segment 1 and Segment 2 classes to students at De La Salle Collegiate. 

Michigan’s graduated driver licensing process requires that students take Segment 1, Segment 2 and a Driving Test. Elite also offers practice lessons for students who need additional instruction before or after receiving their license. For more information about Michigan’s graduated driver licensing process and teen driver safety, visit the Secretary of State website.

Segment 1 for teens, ages 17 and younger

  • Registration is required — please email the class date/time, student’s name, phone number, date of birth, and high school name to elitedrivingschoolscs@gmail.com. An email will be sent to confirm your registration.
  • Requirement: Student must be 14 years and 8 months to 17 years old.
  • Students will also drive an Elite vehicle with the supervision of an instructor for six hours — these driving times could be scheduled before class, after class or on weekends, and may extend past the three weeks of class. Students will work with their driving instructor to determine what their driving times will be — it is the student’s responsibility to share those times with their parents.
  • The cost is $295; please pay in full (cash or check) on the first day of class OR pay $95 (cash or check) week 1, $100 (cash or check) week 2, and $100 (cash only) week 3. Please make checks payable to Elite Driving School.
  • On the first day of class, students need their payment and birth certificate (original or copy — it will be immediately returned). It is also helpful if students know their availability during the three weeks of class as instructors will begin assigning driving times the first day.
  • Parents/Guardians: Please be sure students are on time for class and driving time pick-ups. Students will always be told when they need to be picked up. We appreciate your help in keeping our staff on schedule. Also, please do not park in or block driveways on Grand Lake during drop-offs or pick-ups.

  • After successfully completing the class, students will receive a green Segment 1 Certificate. This certificate needs to be taken to the Secretary of State to obtain the Level 1 License. The process will be explained to students in class.
  • Registration is required — please email the class date/time, student’s name, phone number, date of birth, and high school name to elitedrivingschoolscs@gmail.com. An email will be sent to confirm your registration.

Segment 2 for teens, ages 17 and younger

  • Registration is required — please email the class date/time, student’s name, phone number, date of birth, and high school name to elitedrivingschoolscs@gmail.com. An email will be sent to confirm your registration.
  • Requirements: Student must have their Level 1 License for at least 90 days and completed at least 30 hours of driving.
  • The cost is $50 cash only.
  • On the first day of class students need their payment of $50 cash only, Level 1 License and Driving Skills Test Study Guide (if they have one). Students will also need their calculated driving log showing they completed at least 30 hours of driving, including 2 hours of nighttime driving.
  • Parents/Guardians: Please do not park in or block driveways on Grand Lake during drop-offs or pick-ups.
  • After successfully completing the class, students will receive a white Segment 2 Certificate. This certificate is required for the Driving Test that needs to be completed before the student turns 18.
  • Registration is required — please email the class date/time, student’s name, phone number, date of birth, and high school name to elitedrivingschoolscs@gmail.com. An email will be sent to confirm your registration.

Driving Test for teens, ages 17 and younger

  • Requirements: Must have Level 1 License for at least 180 days/6 months, completed 50 hours of road practice and completed Segment 2.
  • The Driving Test includes a vehicle component familiarization and safety inspection (not scored), and two scored test segments. The first scored segment focuses on basic control skills and consists of three off-road exercises (parking exercises). The second scored segment focuses on your ability to drive safely and consists of on-the-road driving and expressway driving.
  • To prepare for the test, please read the Driving Skills Test Study Guide.
  • The cost is $50 cash. Optional car rental is an additional $20 cash — customer does not need to provide car insurance.
  • The test begins at our school — 23804 Harper Ave, St. Clair Shores (between 9 and 10 Mile roads, across from Tim Hortons)
  • A parent or guardian must be present and in the car for the test. No other people are allowed to be in the car besides the teen, parent/guardian and examiner.
  • On the day of the test, customers with a vehicle need the following:
    • Enough fuel to drive for 45 minutes.
    • Level 1 License, Segment 2 Certificate, registration and proof of insurance — please verify the documents are not expired and bring them into the office at the time of your test.
    • Payment of $50 cash.
  • On the day of the test, customers renting a vehicle need the following:
    • Level 1 License and Segment 2 Certificate — please verify the documents are not expired and bring them into the office at the time of your test.
    • Payment of $50 cash, plus an additional $20 cash to rent the vehicle.
  • Please call 586-778-4934 to make an appointment.

OPTIONAL: Practice Lessons for teens, ages 17 and younger

  • Requirement: Must have Level 1 License or a valid Driver’s License.
  • An Elite vehicle will be used.
  • Lessons are 45 minutes long.
  • The cost for each lesson is $45 cash Monday through Friday, and $50 cash on Saturday.
  • On the day of the lesson, customers need the following:
    • Level 1 License or Driver’s License — please verify it is not expired and bring it into the office at the time of your lesson.
    • Payment of $45 cash Monday through Friday/$50 cash on Saturday.
  • Please call 586-778-4934 to make an appointment.