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Driver Education

Mr. Eric Phillips
Program Coordinator
(518) 785-5511, ext. 3313

General Information

The Shaker High School Driver Education course is offered three times each year to students who hold a NYS DMV Learners Permit or License. It is offered during the, fall, spring, and summer terms. Students are enrolled via online sign-ups. The course is open to all Shaker High School students first, and then to other students if openings remain. The course consists of 24 hours of classroom instruction and 24 hours of in-car instruction. Upon completion, students receive both the NYS DMV “Five-Hour Certificate” and the MV285 certificate used for insurance reduction and license upgrade.


The cost is $450. Checks/money orders must be made payable to NCCS (North Colonie Central Schools). Cash cannot be accepted. Reduced tuition is available for North Colonie residents who participate in the free and reduced lunch program. If you have any questions, please email Eric Phillips.

Summer 2019

Information for Summer 2019 will be posted some time after June 1st.