Driver Education

Welcome to the Amundsen Drivers Education Facility!
5110 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625
Director:  Darren L Harlston
Hours during the School Year:
Saturday 8:00am-2:00pm
Wednesday &Thursday 3pm-6pm
Mobile Center Located In the Staff Parking Lot off of Foster Ave.
Please email any questions you may have or to reschedule your traffic.
  • The objective of our program is to help students mentally and physically learn to perform effective and safe skills behind the wheel of a vehicle in real life events that will carry on for the rest of their lives.
  • We offer after school drivers classes, range/simulation, and traffic to fulfill the Illinois Graduate Licensing Program.
Please fill out application online with the access code, Mr. Harlston will have the code.  After completion please come into the trailer to finalize and print the application.  Once completed parents must sign and return with a $20 check made out to the Secretary of State.  The link to the permit is below.
The Illinois State Board of education in conjunction with the Illinois secretary of state office has issued the following Drivers education requirements:
Students finishing the entire Drivers Education Program (30 classroom hours, 3 range hours, and 6 Behind The Wheel Hours) will be able to go to the Secretary of State Facility for their drivers license, 9 months after Permit issued, or if he/she turns 18 before the issue date.
  Students need to check their status before going to the Secretary of State office.
To check please select the link below and follow the instructions:
Bring the following to the Secretary of State after completing Drivers Education at Amundsen:
2.Car or Waiver
3. 50 Hour Sheet
4. Birth Certificate and Social Security Card
5. Must be 16 and have permit for 9 months and 1 day 
6. Parents with ID 
7. Students must have either a piece of mail, report card or transcript with their address on it         
Parents:  If you missed our January 14th presentation for parents highlighting recent changes to driver's education and licensing, please download the PDF above that contains the presentation slides.  Please reach out to Mr. Harlston with any questions.  Thank you!