GLDA'S PARTNERSHIP WITH EAGLE MOUNTAIN-SAGINAW ISD

EMS-ISD Drivers Education Program
DPS Road Test 
Online Driver Education Class
Traditional Drivers Education Class
Parent Taught Drivers Education
Road Test Preparation Lessons
Authorized Third Party Testing Site

Green Light Driving Academy is excited to announce a new partnership agreement with Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD. Officially set to kick off in January 2020, Green Light Driving Academy will bring it's driver education expertise and services to the parents and students of Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD. 


The Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District covers 73 square miles in the northwest corner of Tarrant County.  District enrollment is currently over 20,000 students and serves families in Saginaw, Blue Mound, portions of the City of Fort Worth, and unincorporated Tarrant County. Students are enrolled, enriched, and educated in three high schools, with a 4th being added in 2024. The district is considered a "fast-growth" district and is the eighth fastest growing school district in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and surrounding areas. By 2023, enrollment is projected to be over 24,000 students.


Joining the Green Light staff will be EMS-ISD's current experienced staff of driving instructors and classroom educators. Green Light will continue to offer traditional teen drivers education courses on EMS-ISD's high school campuses and will be adding an authorized DPS Road Test route and several other online services for the teens and adults living in the area. 


Green Light Driving Academy is excited for the new opportunities and looks forward to serving the students and parents in the Eagle Mountain - Saginaw ISD area. 


Program Information


Teen driver education classes are open to teens age 14-18. According to Texas state law, Students may begin the classroom session at age 14, but Green Light Driving Academy recommends that student wait until 15 years old if possible. Students may not begin behind-the-wheel instruction until age 15. From an educational standpoint, separating the classroom portion from the behind-the-wheel instruction by several months creates a huge disconnect. GLDA instructors attempt to connect the classroom instruction with real world experiences and then take those connections and develop in-car habits and skills that last a lifetime. Additionally, some students are not ready for the maturity level of some of the subject matter of the course. (car crashes, drinking and drugs etc.) 


When enrolling students, please keep in mind, students MUST attend two of the first three days. Students may not enroll after day three class. 


EXCEPTIONS FOR PRICING


GLDA at times offers discounts or special tuition prices for students who have demonstrated a financial disadvantage. The discount could range from allowing for additional time to pay for the course to providing the course at “cost”.  This is a case by case basis and normally has been recommended by High School Counselors or some other person who has direct knowledge of the student’s financial need. In the past, GLDA has helped with the needs of Christmas “Angel Tree” programs to provide discounted or even free drivers education for those in need.  GLDA offers several payments plans that allow families to make payments to reduce the “sticker shock” of the driver’s education program. Green Light Driving Academy makes every effort to make our program available to all students.   

GREEN LIGHT DRIVING ACADEMY OPTIONS FOR EMS-ISD

Option 1

$415.00 – traditional classroom & In-car instruction– Texas state law requirement for a teen to obtain driver’s license Included at NO additional cost: 


  1. 32 hours classroom instruction
  2. 14 hours in-car instruction (7 hours B-T-W instruction & 7 hours observation)- parents/students receive a progress report and/or letter details progress & outlining suggestions for parents for at home B-T-W practice after each B-T-W lesson.
  3. Parent Orientation Class- owner led class (1 hour) discussing permit requirements, make-up classes, driving instructions & scheduling, license requirements & testing, insurance & an extensive Q&A that allows parents opportunity to ask questions about any and all topics related to the teen finishing driver education and obtaining their driver license. This parent class is held during the first three days of the classroom course.
  4. Driver Education Course Completion Certificate – used to obtain learner’s permit and driver’s license
  5. 6- hours Drug & Alcohol Awareness Course- (include during the 32 hour classroom instruction) ($25 value) student receives a an ADDITIONAL completion certificate – which provides the teen with an additional discount on their auto insurance, 5%. To our knowledge this is not offered by other schools in our area. (Subject to acceptance by auto-insurance carrier)
  6. Administration of the DPS permit tests
  7. Preparation of permit documentation packet- detailed instructions for parents on obtaining learner’s permit
  8. All classroom make-up sessions. (Texas law requires any classroom session missed MUST be made-up)
  9. DPS Road test review and preparation 

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Click on the Pre-registration button to begin the process. 

Option 2

DPS Road Test 
Online Driver Education Class
Traditional Drivers Education Class
Parent Taught Drivers Education
Road Test Preparation Lessons
Authorized Third Party Testing Site

$415– 32 hours online classroom instruction & 14 Hours In-car instruction (7 hrs B-T-W instruction & 7 hrs observation) Texas requirement for a teen to obtain driver’s license 

  1. Same as Option 1. (online classroom allows  self paced flexibility)
  2. 6- hours Drug & Alcohol Awareness Course- NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE - BUT STUDENTS MAY ATTEND TRADTIONAL CLASSROOM FOR CERTIFICATE AT NO ADDITIONAL COST

To begin the registration process, click on the Pre-Register button below. 

option 3

DPS Road Test 
Online Driver Education Class
Traditional Drivers Education Class
Parent Taught Drivers Education
Road Test Preparation Lessons
Authorized Third Party Testing Site

$375 – 14 hours of In-car Instruction Only –students complete the classroom portion at home with parents and driving completed with GLDA instructors. Included at NO additional cost: 1)14 Hours In-car instruction (7 hours B-T-W instruction & 7 hours observation) 

To begin the registration process, click on the Pre-Register button below. 

option 4

DPS Road Test 
Online Driver Education Class
Traditional Drivers Education Class
Parent Taught Drivers Education
Road Test Preparation Lessons
Authorized Third Party Testing Site

$200 - 32 hours classroom instruction only – traditional or online students complete the driving portion at home with parents via Parent Taught Driver Education- transfer to parent taught assisted by Green Light Driving Academy Staff. Included at NO additional cost: 


  1. 32 hours classroom instruction- Same as Option 1.
  2. All classroom make-up sessions. (Texas law requires any classroom session missed MUST be made-up.) 


To begin the registration process, click on the Pre-Register button below. 

OPTION 5

DPS Road Test 
Online Driver Education Class
Traditional Drivers Education Class
Parent Taught Drivers Education
Road Test Preparation Lessons
Authorized Third Party Testing Site

Several Options Available- Parent Taught Program-

Parents may choose to teach their teen drivers education using a parent taught course. This can be a complicated & confusing process, especially if you dont know the "driver's education" lingo. We are here to help you through this complicated process.  Click on the button below for more information.

option 6

DPS Road Test 
Online Driver Education Class
Traditional Drivers Education Class
Parent Taught Drivers Education
Road Test Preparation Lessons
Authorized Third Party Testing Site

$450– 32 hours traditional OR online classroom instruction & 14 Hours In-car instruction (7 hours B-T-W instruction & 7 hours observation) – Texas requirement for a teen to obtain driver’s license

  1. The price difference reflects a “building usage fee” for students who DO NOT attend EMS ISD. 
  2. Same as Option 1.


To begin the registration process, click on the Pre-Register button below. 

DPS ROAD TEST wITH GLDA

DPS ROAD TEST
DPS Road Test 
Online Driver Education Class
Traditional Drivers Education Class
Parent Taught Drivers Education
Road Test Preparation Lessons
Authorized Third Party Testing Site

 $60- DPS Road Test- (Optional) – 

(Discounted Rate- Currently non-non GLDA students pay $75 for the DPS Skills Test)- Green Light Driving Academy is a 3rd party Testing Location. Upon completion of the driver education course, students may complete the DPS Road test with a GLDA examiner. The benefit is that GLDA tests after school and in the evenings and on the weekends. Typical DPS office are only open M-F 8am-5pm. 

Other Fees

DPS Road Test 
Online Driver Education Class
Traditional Drivers Education Class
Parent Taught Drivers Education
Road Test Preparation Lessons
Authorized Third Party Testing Site

GLDA & EMS-ISD Partnership- drivers education classes & DPS Road Tests

1. $14.95 – Online drive lesson Schedule Fee- One-time Fee payable to Schedule2Drive, Houston, TX. – all students who drive with GLDA instructors  must pay this fee. The Schedule2Drive online drive lesson scheduling system provides:

  • Scheduling of drive lessons 
  • Tracking & documentation of the 30-hour parent log (required by the TX. Dept. of Public Safety)
  • Tracking  classroom absences & additional fees owed
  • Messaging system from Green Light Driving Academy.


2. $16- DPS fee for learner’s license (instruction permit) – payable to Texas Dept. of Public Safety 


3. Premier Lesson Scheduling- $98- GLDA's optional service. GLDA staff will schedule drive lessons for your teen. PREMIER SCHEDULING DETAILS


4. RETURNED CHECK – INSUFFICIENT FUNDS FEE: $45.00


5. DRIVE TIME – NO-SHOW/LATE CANCELLATION FEE: $50.00


6. REPLACEMENT OF DE-964 (COURSE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE): $25.00


7. REPLACEMENT OF DADAP CERTIFICATE (DRUG AND ALCOHOL AWARENESS DRIVING PROGRAM): $10.00