Student Course Rules & Refund Policy
The Student understands that the course requires the completion of a minimum of 30 hours of classroom instruction, and 10 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction. Students will be evaluated by test, quizzes and study guides. These are taken from the State of Maine Motorist Handbook and Study Guide, and the How To Drive Textbook 15th edition. Students must successfully pass a Smith System quiz prior to starting behind-the-wheel instruction.
Should the student miss a class/classes, they are required to make up the missed class/classes. Class/classes maybe made up for free if a seat is available. If a class is SOLD OUT, the student will have to wait until a future class which is NOT sold out or make up the missed class/classes by paying for a private make-up class. Students must complete the course with an 80% passing grade, and at least an 80% on the final exam.
To Register and Hold Your Spot in the Class of Your Choice:
A $200.00 deposit is required with this application, and the balance is to be paid by the starting date of class, unless other arrangements have been made. To successfully register, please include: 1) proof of age- one of the following: a photocopy of birth certificate, passport (front page), or State of Maine ID. Please DO NOT send originals. 2) Deposit of $200.00 3) this application completely filled out.
The Deposit Is Non-Refundable. You may drop the course and receive a 100% refund of the balance of the tuition, which does not include the $200.00 deposit. The refund is good up to and including the first class. After the first class there will be no refund. You may return and finish the course at a later date, not to exceed 6 months from the date of this application. If the course fee has increased, student will pay the difference for the current course fee.
- Any student exhibiting the effects of drugs or alcohol will be removed from the program. No refund will be given.
- If in the judgment of the instructor, the student is over tired, emotionally upset or has a physical injury that would impair their ability to safely operate the vehicle, the student will be refused permission to drive.
- Driver Education is a serious course of study involving the present and future safety of the participants. Any student, who is disruptive and or disorderly, will be removed from the class. A second violation will result in removal from the program. No refund will be given.
- Students must be clean and appropriately dressed according to reasonable standards. When working in a close environment like an automobile, it is important that good personal and oral hygiene is maintained.
- Juvenile smoking is illegal in Maine. Any student who is caught smoking, or in possession of tobacco products, will be removed from the program. No refund will be given.
By enrolling the student and parent give consent for Greater Pen Bay Driving Academy to use student's picture on website, www.penbaydriving.com and other places as needed.
Parents and student understand and agree that students are required to get an 80% or better on the final exam. If the student fails the final exam three times, he or she will have to repeat the classroom portion of the course within two months. Each exam after the first requires a $10.00 retest fee.
Students are required to purchase a How To Drive textbook 15th edition and workbook. Textbooks may be purchased the first day of class for $25.00 or purchased directly from AAA branch offices or their website but must be in hand by the first day of class. Students who do not have a textbook cannot be in the program by State of Maine rules.
If the student fails to keep a driving appointment, a $60.00 missed appointment fee will be collected prior to any further driving time. (You may cancel a driving appointment with a 24-hour advance notice.) Missed appointments cause significant scheduling problems for staff and students.