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Segment 1 Class & Drives

Congratulations! Your son or daughter is at least 14 years, 8 months old and is eligible to begin driver’s education. Your first step begins by granting permission to your teen to enroll in a Segment 1 driver’s education course.

Learn More About Segment 1

If this is your first time doing this, it can become confusing. Life Driving Academy was designed by parents, so we understand. The information below is here to further educate you in the process of understating more about Segment 1. This information is taken directly from The Michigan’s Graduated Driver Licensing: A Guide for Parents. You can download a PDF file of the brochure HERE

  • Overview

    Requirements

    • 14 years, 8 months of age minimum
    • Permission of parent/guardian

    Availability

    • Driver’s education providers who are certified to
      teach teens

    Minimum Course Content

    • 24 hours of classroom instruction
    • 6 hours behind-the-wheel driving experience
    • Four hours of observation time in a training vehicle

    Restrictions

    • May drive only with a driver’s education instructor, unless the school has issued a limited parent driving permit
  • General Information

    • Welcome to Life Driving Academy! As a parent or legal guardian, your first step begins by granting permission to your teen to enroll in a Segment 1 driver’s education course certified by the Michigan Department of State. We hope you will pick us! You have the right to postpone enrolling your teen in driver’s education if you feel he or she is not ready to take on the responsibilities of learning to drive. Segment 1 of driver’s education consists of a minimum of 24 hours of classroom instruction, a minimum of six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction, and a minimum of four hours of observation time in a training vehicle. Segment 1 is designed to prepare teens to acquire a Level 1 License. Upon successful completion of Segment 1 (including the Segment 1 Knowledge Test) developed by the Department of State, a driver’s education Segment 1 Certificate of Completion will be issued to your teen. The Segment 1 Certificate of Completion is NOT a permit to drive and cannot be treated as a driver’s license. You may want to request a final assessment of your son or daughter’s driving skills after the instruction has been completed. After completing Segment 1, your teen is ready to apply for a Level 1 License. Both you and your teen must go to a Secretary of State office to apply for the Level 1 License.
  • Points to Remember

    • Contact us in advance of when you wish your teen to start GDL. Failure to apply in advance may delay enrollment until
      the next session.
    • Your teen must be at least 14 years, 8 months of age to begin Segment 1 of driver’s education.
    • First day of class will be a Parent Orientation Meeting.
    • Please notify us if your teen has any physical or medical conditions that might affect his or her classroom or driving instruction.
    • Vision screening will be required prior to your teen’s approval to begin the behind-the-wheel instruction as part of Segment 1 of the driver education course.
    • Obtain a certified copy of your teen’s birth certificate—hospital birth certificates are not acceptable. Certified birth certificates are available from the county clerk’s office of the county where your teen was born.
    • A Passport will also be accepted.
    • Make plans to ensure your teen has safe transportation to and from the Segment 1 class.
    • The driver’s education Segment 1 Certificate of Completion is NOT a permit to drive and cannot be treated as a driver’s license.

SEGMENT 1 CLASSES AND DRIVES

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Canton, MI PCEP High Schools (PHS)

march 2024

sat02mar2:45 pmSegment 1: Mar 2 - Mar 232:45-4:45 PM @ Plymouth HS

sat23mar10:00 amSegment 1: Mar 23 - Apr 6 (SPRING BREAK)10:00 AM-12:00 PM @ PARC (During Break) | 2:45-4:45 PM @ Plymouth HS

april 2024

sat13apr2:45 pmSegment 1: Apr 13 - May 42:45-4:45 PM @ Plymouth HS

tue16apr3:00 pmSegment 1: Apr 16 - May 93:00 - 5:00 PM @ Canton Prep HS

may 2024

sat04may2:45 pmSegment 1: May 4 - May 252:45-4:45 PM @ Plymouth HS

sat18may2:45 pmSegment 1: May 18 - Jun 62:45-4:45 PM @ Plymouth HS

Livonia | Northville, MI Northville Christian School

june 2024

sat15jun10:00 amSegment 1: Jun 15 - Jul 310:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ NORTHVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

july 2024

mon08jul10:00 amSegment 1: Jul 8 - Jul 2510:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ NORTHVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

mon29jul10:00 amSegment 1: Jul 29 - Aug 1510:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ NORTHVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Novi, MI Novi HS | Novi Life Office

march 2024

sat16mar10:00 amSegment 1: Mar 16 - Apr 28 (WEEKENDS)10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ NOVI LIFE OFFICE

mon18mar7:00 pmSegment 1: Mar 18 - Apr 107:00 - 9:00 PM @ NOVI LIFE OFFICE

april 2024

sat06apr3:00 pmSegment 1: Apr 6 - May 23:00 - 5:00 PM @ NOVI HIGH SCHOOL

mon22apr7:00 pmSegment 1: Apr 22 - May 157:00 - 9:00 PM @ NOVI LIFE OFFICE

may 2024

sat04may3:00 pmSegment 1: May 4 - May 303:00 - 5:00 PM @ NOVI HIGH SCHOOL

june 2024

tue11jun10:00 amSegment 1: Jun 11 - Jun 2810:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ NOVI LIFE OFFICE

sat29jun12:00 pmSegment 1: Jun 29 - Aug 4 (WEEKENDS)12:00 - 2:00 PM @ NOVI LIFE OFFICE

july 2024

wed10jul2:30 pmSegment 1: Jul 10 - Jul 312:30 - 4:30 PM @ NOVI LIFE OFFICE

august 2024

wed07aug4:30 pmSegment 1: Aug 7 - Aug 304:30 - 6:30 PM @ NOVI LIFE OFFICE

Plymouth, MI Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

march 2024

mon04mar7:00 pmSegment 1: Mar 4 - Mar 217:00 - 9:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

mon11mar5:00 pmSegment 1: Mar 11 - Mar 285:00 - 7:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

mon25mar7:00 pmSegment 1: Mar 25 - Apr 117:00 - 9:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

april 2024

mon01apr5:00 pmSegment 1: Apr 1 - Apr 185:00 - 7:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

mon15apr7:00 pmSegment 1: Apr 15 - May 27:00 - 9:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

mon22apr5:00 pmSegment 1: Apr 22 - May 95:00 - 7:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

may 2024

mon06may7:00 pmSegment 1: May 6 - May 237:00 - 9:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

mon13may5:00 pmSegment 1: May 13 - May 305:00 - 7:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

mon27may7:00 pmSegment 1: May 27 - Jun 197:00 - 9:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

june 2024

mon03jun5:00 pmSegment 1: Jun 3 - Jun 205:00 - 7:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

sat15jun10:00 amSegment 1: Jun 15 - Jul 21 (WEEKENDS)10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

mon17jun10:00 amSegment 1: Jun 17 - Jul 210:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

july 2024

mon08jul10:00 amSegment 1: Jul 8 - Jul 25 (MORNING)10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

mon08jul5:00 pmSegment 1: Jul 8 - Jul 25 (EVENING)5:00 - 7:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

mon22jul12:00 pmSegment 1: Jul 22 - Aug 8 (NOON)12:00 - 2:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

mon22jul7:00 pmSegment 1: Jul 22 - Aug 8 (EVENING)7:00 - 9:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

sat27jul10:00 amSegment 1: Jul 27 - Sep 1 (WEEKENDS)10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

mon29jul10:00 amSegment 1: Jul 29 - Aug 1510:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

august 2024

mon12aug10:00 amSegment 1: Aug 12 - Aug 2910:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

tue13aug5:00 pmSegment 1: Aug 13 - Sep 55:00 - 7:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

mon19aug7:00 pmSegment 1: Aug 19 - Sep 57:00 - 9:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

SPECIAL NEEDS SEGMENT 1 CLASSES

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ADD | ADHD | ASD Plymouth, MI

Do you have a teen struggling with a cognitive disorder?
Concerned about your teen being in a mainstream class and missing out on vital information?
These are tailored classes for those that want a smaller class with extra attention, explanation, and more drive time.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

july 2024

wed10jul10:00 amSegment 1: (ADHD|ASD) Jul 10 - Aug 210:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)