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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)
Current Month

September 2024

sat14sep2:45 pmSegment 1: Sep 14 - Oct 52:45-4:45 PM @ Plymouth HS

October 2024

sat05oct2:45 pmSegment 1: Oct 5 - Oct 262:45-4:45 PM @ Plymouth HS

wed09oct3:00 pmSegment 1: Oct 9 - Nov 13:00 - 5:00 PM @ Canton Prep HS

sat26oct2:45 pmSegment 1: Oct 26 - Nov 162:45-4:45 PM @ Plymouth HS

November 2024

sat30nov2:45 pmSegment 1: Nov 30 - Dec 212:45-4:45 PM @ Plymouth HS

January 2025

tue14jan3:00 pmSegment 1: Jan 14 - Feb 73:00 - 5:00 PM @ Canton Prep HS

sat18jan2:45 pmSegment 1: Jan 18 - Feb 82:45-4:45 PM @ Plymouth HS

Livonia | Northville, MI Schools in Northville
Current Month

July 2024

mon29jul10:00 amSegment 1: Jul 29 - Aug 15 (FULL)10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ NORTHVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

September 2024

sat21sep2:30 pmSegment 1: Sep 21 - Oct 122:30 - 4:30 PM @ NORTHVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

November 2024

sat02nov2:30 pmSegment 1: Nov 2 - Nov 302:30 - 4:30 PM @ NORTHVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

January 2025

sat25jan2:30 pmSegment 1: Jan 25 - Feb 152:30 - 4:30 PM @ NORTHVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

Novi, MI Novi HS | Novi Life Office
Current Month

August 2024

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

September 2024

sat14sep3:00 pmSegment 1: Sep 14 - Oct 103:00 - 5:00 PM @ NOVI HIGH SCHOOL

mon30sep5:00 pmSegment 1: Sep 30 - Oct 175:00 - 7:00 PM @ NOVI LIFE OFFICE

November 2024

sat09nov3:00 pmSegment 1: Nov 9 - Nov 253:00 - 5:00 PM @ NOVI HIGH SCHOOL

mon11nov5:00 pmSegment 1: Nov 11 - Dec 45:00 - 7:00 PM @ NOVI LIFE OFFICE

January 2025

sat25jan3:00 pmSegment 1: Jan 25 - Feb 213:00 - 5:00 PM @ NOVI HIGH SCHOOL

Plymouth, MI Downtown Plymouth (PARC)
Current Month

July 2024

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

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

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

mon29jul10:00 amSegment 1: Jul 29 - Aug 15 (FULL)10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

August 2024

mon12aug10:00 amSegment 1: Aug 12 - Aug 29 (FULL)10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

tue13aug5:00 pmSegment 1: Aug 13 - Sep 5 (FULL)5:00 - 7:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

mon19aug7:00 pmSegment 1: Aug 19 - Sep 5 (FULL)7:00 - 9:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

September 2024

tue10sep5:00 pmSegment 1: Sep 10 - Sep 275:00 - 7:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

mon16sep7:00 pmSegment 1: Sep 16 - Oct 37:00 - 9:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

October 2024

tue01oct5:00 pmSegment 1: Oct 1 - Oct 185:00 - 7:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

mon07oct7:00 pmSegment 1: Oct 7 - Oct 247:00 - 9:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

mon21oct5:00 pmSegment 1: Oct 21 - Nov 85:00 - 7:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

mon28oct7:00 pmSegment 1: Oct 28 - Nov 147:00 - 9:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

November 2024

sat09nov10:00 amSegment 1: Nov 9 - Dec 15 (Weekends)10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

tue12nov5:00 pmSegment 1: Nov 12 - Dec 45:00 - 7:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

mon18nov7:00 pmSegment 1: Nov 18 - Dec 67:00 - 9:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)

December 2024

thu05dec5:00 pmSegment 1: Dec 5 - Dec 205:00 - 7:00 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

Current Month

September 2024

wed11sep5:00 pmSegment 1: (ADHD|ASD) Sep 11 - Oct 45:00 - 7:00 PM @ Downtown Plymouth (PARC)