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Welcome to the Amundsen Driver Education Facility!

 

5110 N. Damen Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60625

773-534-2505

 

Director: Darren L. Harlston

dlharlston@cps.edu

 

Hours during the School Year:

TBD - Waiting for Guidance from the District 

 

The Mobile Center is located in the parking lot west of the school. 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.
 

Registering for Behind-The-Wheel (Traffic) Instruction:

To register for Behind-The-Wheel (Traffic) instruction you must meet/complete the following expectations:

  1. Attend a Chicago Public School or live in Chicago
  2. Completed the classroom (30 hours) phase of driver education
  3. Submit proof of payment ($50 to this LINK
    • Make sure to select "Amundsen" as the Lab Site
    • Email the digital receipt to: dlharlston@cps.edu
  4. Be in possession of your permit
Applying for a Permit

If you need a permit, you will need to bring:

  • A $20 Money Order made out to the Secretary of State
  • A legal guardian to sign the permit application
  • Official Transcripts showing passage of a Driver Ed Class
  • Student must be present when receiving or dropping off a permit application.

 

COVID PROTOCOLS 

 

Dear Amundsen High School Driver Education Students:


I would like to update you about CPS protocols around Driver Education.  Due to the pandemic, it is imperative that all safety guidelines are followed and the appropriate paperwork is completed prior to your arrival at assigned traffic dates.  


Day of Traffic:

Complete ONLINE prior to arrival:

1.CPS Health Screener (completed prior to every traffic session).

2. Arrive on time and have your temperature checked by Driver Education staff.
3. Mask/Face covering must be worn by all students and staff at ALL TIMES. No exceptions!
4. Present the appropriate paperwork at first traffic:
    1. Instructional Permit (must have for every traffic session)
    2. Parent Consent and Waiver Form
    3. CPS Contact Info

STEPS #1-4 MUST BE COMPLETED OR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN TRAFFIC AND WILL BE SENT HOME.


1. Participate in traffic and follow all safety guidelines.
3. Dress appropriately as all windows will be down while driving.  You are not allowed to come inside the trailer.

Please email me if you have any questions or concerns.


Thank you,


Coach Harlston

dlharlston@cps.edu

Director of Amundsen Driver Education