Teen Driver Information

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

IMPORTANT Information REGARDING TEEN instruction

 Are you an adult needing some instruction? 

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Schedules vary based on location, time of year & demand. 

(Minimum class enrollment required) 


Traditional Classroom Sessions offered in:

  1. Grapevine
  2. Roanoke
  3. Coppell
  4. Boyd (Boyd H.S.)
  5. Saginaw/ Ft. Worth- EMS-ISD 

  • Boswell H.S.
  • Saginaw H.S. 
  • Chisholm Trail H.S. 


GLDA- Tuition:

  • $450.00 - Grapevine, Roanoke & Coppell 
  • $415.00 - Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD locations **
  • $415.00 - Boyd (Boyd High School) ##
  • $400.00 - Behind-the-Wheel Instruction only (no classroom)
  • $200.00 -  Classroom only (no behind-the-wheel)
  • $100.00 - Parent Taught Program (no GLDA instruction)



IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ON-LINE REGISTRATION:

  • On-line registration & payment: Credit Card or Debit Card ONLY
  •  3% convenience fee applied to ALL (online & in person) credit & debit card transactions
  •  Master Card, Visa & Discover
  • Convenience fees are not refundable. NO EXCEPTIONS.


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** $35.00 fee for students that attend EMS-ISD locations that are not EMS-ISD students

Driver education Options

Traditional Driver Ed Class
DPS Road Test

OPTION 1

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 

OPTION 2

OPTION 2

OPTION 2

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Online classroom instruction &  In-car instruction  

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 - STUDENTS MAY ATTEND TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM FOR CERTIFICATE                        (no additional cost)

Option 3

OPTION 2

OPTION 2

Online Drivers Ed
DPS Road Test

Behind-the_Wheel Instruction Only - Students complete the classroom portion at home with parents and  driving completed with GLDA instructors. (14 Hours In-car instruction - 7 hours B-T-W instruction & 7 hours observation) 


OPTION 4

OPTION 2

OPTION 4

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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.) 


OPTION 5

DPS ROAD TEST WITH GLDA

OPTION 4

PARENT TAUGHT DRIVERS ED
DPS ROAD TEST

$100- 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.

DPS ROAD TEST WITH GLDA

DPS ROAD TEST WITH GLDA

DPS ROAD TEST WITH GLDA

DPS ROAD TEST

 $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. 

GLDA LOCATIONS

DPS ROAD TEST WITH GLDA

DPS ROAD TEST WITH GLDA

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GLDA has multiple locations to serve the needs of the DFW area & beyond!


Schedules and offering vary from location to location but GLDA has the flexibility to meet the needs of all driver education students in Dallas, Denton,  Tarrant & Wise Counties. 


Click on the button below to find out more about our locations & services that each can offer for teens & aduts. 

Additional Services

Schedule Make-up class

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Schedule Make-up class

Schedule a traditional make-up class. 
DPS Road Test 
Online Driver Education Class
Traditional Drivers Education Class
Parent Taught Drivers Education
Road Test Preparation Lessons
Authorized Third Party Testing Site

Did your teen miss a traditional classroom session at one of our locations? 

Schedule drive lesson

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Schedule Make-up class

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

Schedule drive lessons with GLDA instructors & record parent log hours using our scheduling system. 

(How to use the S2D System)

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premier Drive lesson scheduling

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

Does your teen have a hectic schedule with too many activities? Let our staff handle scheduling drive lessons for your teen.

Additional Lessons

Helpful information

premier Drive lesson scheduling

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


Struggling with your teen & their driving lessons or just need extra practice with an instructor? GLDA is here to help! We offer additional drive lessons to help teens gain more experience and confidence. 

DPS Road Test

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Approved TX DPS Road Test and Test prep lessons
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 certified by the Texas Department of Public Safety  to administer the official DPS  Road Test (Skills Test). All teens & adults are eligible to test at one of locations across the DFW area. Completing the DPS Road Test with GLDA,  allows flexibility of testing after normal business hours & on weekends.                              (Schedule subject to availability) 

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

Adult Driver information

Important info Regarding Adult instruction

  Adult students must have a valid learner's permit for the state of Texas.

  • Persons age 18-24 years old must take a 6-hour adult driver education course learner's permit.


 6-HOUR TEXAS LEARNERS PERMIT COURSE


The class (through "IamRoadReady") is a 6-hour online course that includes the TX Dept. of Public Safety permit test.  A certificate is provided upon successful completion of the course. This certificate, along with other documentation, is used to obtain the learner's permit from the Texas Department of Public Safety


NOTE:  This course is available for anyone over 18 years of age but IS a requirement for all persons age 18-24  to obtain the learners permit & to take the DPS Road Test.


The cost of the 6-hour online course  (through IamRoadReady) is $39.00 (price subject to change & paid online).


 To register for the course, click on the following link:  IamRoadReady 

The Road to driving begins with GLDA!

Obtaining a Texas learners permit has never been easier. English & Spanish versions available. 

BEHIND-THE-WHEEL INSTRUCTION & DPS ROAD TEST PACKAGE

 PLEASE NOTE:  Payment for any of the adult instruction must be made by credit card or cash at the time of scheduling.  Check, money order or cashier's check not accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS.


GLDA offers the DPS Road Test for Adults = $120.00 We will contact you within 72 hours of your submission.

The following lesson & road test packages can prepare you for the DPS Road Test which is administered at Green Light Driving Academy.


Testing is available at the following GLDA locations:

  • Grapevine: 280 N. Main Street
  • Roanoke:  610 E. Byron Nelson Blvd, Suite 110
  • Boyd:  Boyd High School, 700 Knox Ave
  • Saginaw: Hafley Development Center,  616 W McLeroy Blvd


Test sites coming soon to:

  • Denton
  • Ft. Worth
  • Keller


INSTRUCTION & DPS ROAD TEST PACKAGES FOR ADULTS- AGE 18 & OLDER

The following packages include:  Regular and/or Review Lessons, a Test Preparation Lesson AND the DPS Road Test

  • Student must have a valid non-expired Texas learner's permit
  • All driving instruction (lessons) & DPS Road Test completed in a GLDA vehicle.
  • FOR PRE-TEST PREPARATION LESSON AND DPS ROAD TEST:  The student will need to be brought to the GLDA location where the DPS Road Test will be given.
  • If you wish to be picked up for any of the lessons (except the pre-test preparation lesson) - there will be $50.00 added PER lesson to be picked up.
  • DPS Road Test ONLY = $120.00
  • Pre-Test Preparation lesson + DPS Road Test = $200.00
  • 3 hours (2 hour regular/review lessons & Pre-Test Preparation lesson) + DPS Road Test = $345.00
  • 7 hours (6 regular/review lessons & Pre-Test Preparation lesson) + DPS Road Test = $595.00
  • any additional regular/review lessons outside of these packages = $75 per hour for each additional hour


INSTRUCTION ONLY PACKAGES


These packages are for instruction only.  NO DPS ROAD TEST INCLUDED.

  • Student must have a valid non-expired Texas learner's permit
  • All driving instruction (lessons) will be done in a GLDA vehicle.
  • If you wish to be picked up for any of the lessons - there will be $50.00 added PER lesson to be picked up.
  • DPS Road Test can be purchased after lessons are complete for the regular price of $120.00.
  • 2 - 3 hours of instruction = $85.00 per hour
  • 4 - 6 hours of instruction = $80.00 per hour
  • 7 + hours of instruction = $75.00 per hour


NOTE:  Additional hours purchased will result in an added discount of per hour charge. 


Please visit any of our Green Light Driving Academy offices to sign up of instruction or schedule a DPS ROAD TEST in .  

DPS ROAD TEST & INSTRUCTION PACAGES

GLDA provide instructions to help prepare adults for licensing & offers the DPS ROAD TEST at several locations across the DFW area.