If you have any other questions about our Portsmouth, New Hampshire Driving School, please feel free to send us an email.
Do you instruct students in a car with a manual transmission?
No, all of our vehicles have automatic transmissions.
Can I pick drive times online?
No, all drives are picked in class by the student. We expect the student to know their school/work schedule ahead of time. We consider this a life skill.
How do I schedule drives?
You schedule drives in class with your instructor. A day will be designated by your instructor on the first day of class when drives will be chosen and will remain the same day until the class ends.
Can my parent sign me up for my drives?
No, the student chooses drive times which places the responsibility on the student. We encourage students to communicate each week with their parent/guardian their chosen drive times. We consider this a life skill.
Can parents ride in the vehicle to observe the instructors and students?
What if I miss a drive or cancel after the 24 hour window of my drive?
If you miss a scheduled drive and did not notify the instructor 24-hour before your drive time, you will be charged a forfeit fee of $100 per hour missed. No exceptions. Future drive times will not be allowed until fee is paid.
Can I cancel a drive and not be charged a $100 fee?
Yes, as long as you cancel the drive with your instructor at least 24 hours before your scheduled drive time.
Where will my student be picked up for drive times?
We provide door-to-door service to home, school, or work in the Seacoast Region. Students outside the Seacoast Region will have a designated meeting location. This will be determined in the first week of class by the instructor. There will be no drop-offs other than home, school, or work.
Can I practice drive anywhere if I am with my parents?
Students may only practice driving in the state of New Hampshire.
Do I need a permit to drive in New Hampshire?
No, New Hampshire residents do not need a permit to begin driving as long as they are enrolled in a state-certified driving school.
Can I send a check for the deposit?
Yes, please keep in mind that the student's seat is not secured until the check is received. This could take up to five days. If another student signs up for the same class and pays the deposit online, you may lose your seat.
Without a $200 deposit, is my seat guaranteed?
No, your seat is not secured or guaranteed without a deposit. Your seat is at risk to be taken by another student who registers for the same class and pays the $200 deposit.
What is the refund policy?
All deposits are non-refundable and may not be transferrable. A student may switch classroom sessions and apply that deposit but will not be applied to any other student or sibling. No reimbursement of tuition will be given upon completion of the second class. Any refund issued prior to the second class will be prorated $125 for each hour completed.
Any student swearing, smoking, vaping, juuling, using any tobacco, lying to an instructor, impaired by any means which to include smelling of alcohol or drugs, exhibiting disruptive behavior, bullying, cheating, unauthorized cell phone use in classroom or car is grounds for immediate dismissal and will not receive any refund.
Is the first class mandatory?
Yes, you must attend the first day of class. No exceptions.
What happens if I miss a third class?
If you miss a third class and you have not had prior approval and given a makeup date, you will not be eligible to complete the class. If you choose to sign up for another session, you must pay another full tuition.
What if my child is not exactly 15.9 years on first day of class?
If your child is not exactly 15.9 years old the first day of class they will not be eligible for that class. There is no exception. This is state law. This is verified through a birth certificate or passport.
Can I sign up for a class and finish with another class?
No, once you are signed up for a class, you must complete that class session.
Can I miss more than two classes?
No; however, sometimes we let a student make up a class, this is not guaranteed. A student must seek prior approval from the owner. The first class is mandatory.
When is my teen eligible for driver education?
All students enrolled in a driver's education course must be at least 15 years and 9 months old by the first day of class.
All students enrolled in the Sunday only Classroom Session must be a least 15 years and 9 months old by the first day of class or 16 years old by the last day of class.
What if my child has an IEP?
If your child has an IEP, please email email@example.com.
When is driver education required?
Driver education is helpful at any age, but it is required for individuals under the age of 18 who wish to apply for a New Hampshire driver license. To meet this requirement, anyone under 18 must take an approved driver education program.
At what age may I learn to drive?
New Hampshire does not issue learner's permits, but for the purpose of learning to drive a car, a person who has never previously held a driver's license may practice driving on New Hampshire roadways under certain conditions.