A Complete Drivers Education Program contains three
components; a Student Classroom Component, a Road Component, and a
Parent Curriculum Component. After satisfactorily completion of the
program and the fee paid, the Drivers Education Certificate will be
issued and recorded in the online database of the Massachusetts
Department of Transportation (Registry of Motor Vehicles).
1-Student Classroom Component:
Within the student classroom component, there are thirty (30) hours
requirement to cover theoretically the specific fifteen modules. The
thirty hours classroom component is
divided into ten sessions of three hour class within the program. A
minimum of a fifteen minute break after every two continuous hours
of instruction is given within each session. The ten classes are
supposed to work on the learning objectives of those fifteen
Introduction to Drivers
Signs, Signals and Road Markings
Understanding the Vehicle and
Basic Driving Skills
Rules of the Road
Making Safe Driving Decisions
Sharing the Road
How Natural Laws Effect Driving
Different Driving Environments
Driving in All Weather
Mental and Physicals Effects on
The Dangers of Alcohol, Drugs &
(Module 12 &13)
The Consequences of Unsafe
Driving and Poor Decision Making
Handling Emergencies and
Each and every Module has it own learning objective needs to be worked
on. Each and every student must be able to answer those objectives
after completion. Besides, there is a final test that each and every
student must fulfill the requirement of passing grade
percent or greater. When those objectives are made, the student will
be knowledgeable on the materials which include; Massachusetts
Driver License, The Driver s License Privilege, Motor Vehicle
Safety, Rules of the Road, Defensive Driving, Special Situations,
and Vehicle Ownership. (The Learning Objectives are available in the
Road Component is eighteen (18) hours requirement, divided
into nine (9) On-Road-Driving schedules. Each schedule consists of two hours session either
two hours driving or two hours of one hour driving and one hour
observing another student driver. The Road Component can either be
started before or after the Student Classroom Component if the
student has a Learner Permit. On the road, the theories of the
classroom modules will be interpreted to make the student learn and
experience with the actuality and reality of the driving world
behind-the-wheel driving. Make student realizes the obligation of a
driver being on the road driving. The driving skills will gain
naturally from conditioning and practicing of those driving maneuver such as;
Pre-Driving, Driving Straight
and Curve, Pull Over and Park, Pull Out and Go to the traffic, Turn
right, Turn Left, Right &
Left Turn, Backing Up, Three Point Turn, Park on Hill, Parallel
Park, Back/Start up Hill under the rules of the road and experiencing
with Different Driving Situations,
Traffic Signs, Traffics Signals and
Traffic Conditions (The On-road Driving Procedure is available at the
In-Car Instruction session).
3-Parental Curriculum Component:
The Parental Curriculum Component is two hour session. The
attendee can be either a Parent/Legal Guardian or Designee whoever
legally allowed. The Parent Curriculum is required to be completed
under the provision of the Massachusetts General Law Chapter 90.
Section 8 and 540 CMR 23.06 (1) 3 in a program of Driver Education
Instruction as prescribed by the Massachusetts Registrar of Motor
Vehicles. At the session parent will work on the parent Module which
will cover the Junior
Operator Laws, Parent/Guardians Role in supporting the Laws, the
Driving Skills the young driver needs to master, The Driver's
Education Program, and Family Driving Behaviors.
The Drivers Education Program is prepared to accept
students from age fifteen (15) and nine months. The student age
under eighteen must have consent of
Parent/Legal Guardian. To enroll to the program, the student must
meet the requirement; be a legal resident of the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts, be at least age 15 years and nine months, have
parent consent, be ready and able to be trained, be able to speak American
To be legible to enroll for the Driver's Education Program, a student
must be at least age 15 years and nine
If a student is under age 18, he/she must obtain consent of his/her
parent or legal guardian before he/he is accepted to the class.
3- Learners Permit:
To be legible to complete the program the student must obtain a valid
Learner's Permit. The student has to make an effort to obtain a
Learner's Permit, especially while doing the classroom sessions. For
an effort to get a Learner's Permit, the Driver Education Student is
allowed to join any other class or program repeatedly as
needed to pass the Written Test.
4- Medical Condition:
Student has to understand that physical and mental aptitude fit for
driving is legitimately need. Any medical condition that may block
the way for success need to be informed to avoid a non-refunded
service determination while found unable to perform the tasks at the
Student has to understand
that he/she wants to be trained; to do driving lesson, to prepare to
take road test, to be a driver who will drive independently.
Readiness and preparedness make student success for those of safety,
obtaining license and even saving money.
American English is our school official language use. Enroller, who
speaks the languages of the existing instructors of the school, is
usually accepted. Language interpreter is not allowed in the In-Car
Instruction due to the insurance coverage policy.
III-INVESTMENT and REFUND:
The account total of the Driver's Education Program is five hundred and
fifty ($550) dollars. Any charge or fee made by the Registry of
Motor Vehicles is a sole responsibility of student or student's
Investment is expected when services are rendered.
The fee of the total account of Driver's Education Program of five hundred fifty
needs to be
invested in full (prepaid). In case an installment is
agreed, three installments are allowed to be made with a
difference. First installment is two hundred ($200) dollars for
Student Classroom and Parent Class. Second installment is two
hundred ($200) dollars for First Six Hour On-Road Driving
Lesson. Third and last installment is two hundred ($200) dollars
for Second and Last Six Hour On-Road Driving Lesson.
For Student Classroom and Parent Class (at the enrollment or
before the class starts)
For First Six Hour On-Road Driving Lesson
For Second and Last Six Hour On-Road Driving
To avoid disrupting the
flow of the training activity the payment must be made before or at
the due date.
To set up On-Road driving schedule the
installment and student available learning time will be
collected. It is first comes first serves basis. An invoice
will be issued to collect and confirm the payment due or paid.
At the enrollment as an account was paid in full. And if a student fails
to receive the service or withdraws prior to the service commence,
the refund policy is as the following:
A. If the service is discontinued or the enrollment is not accepted by
SIMS, all money paid will be refunded.
B. Upon receiving a written notice of cancellation within 5 business days
prior to the beginning of service, all money paid will be refunded.
C. Refund is not given if a student fails to receive the service due to
excessive absences or violates the written policy of the program of
Completion is a satisfactory completion.
It is satisfactorily completed, when the requirements of; the
Student Classroom Component, the Road Component, the Parental
Curriculum Component are done, and the tuition is paid. This policy
allows the school to submit its request for Driver's Education
Certificate only when student has satisfactorily completed the
program. It is First Comes First Serves Basis.
It means that the earliest the student could have
satisfactorily completed the components and tuition paid, the school
will submit right away a request for the certificate issuance. The
Registry of Motor Vehicles will issue and mail the certificate
directly to the individual student at the mailing address.
V-SCHEDULE/ ATTENDANCE/MAKE UP:
Schedule is set up for the conveniences of students.
It is in the evening for the classroom component, on the
availability of student time for the road component, and at the
second week of the driver education program for Parent Curriculum
The classroom schedule is normally 5:00pm to 8:300pm for regular class
and 9:00am to 3:30pm for accelerated class. The regular class, the
classroom schedule is set every two weeks base on the school policy.
The class is usually started on Mondays of every other week and make
through Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for two weeks.
For the accelerated class, the schedule is on the no-school-day
(public school vacation) period every week. The class will not be
started if the enrolled students show up less than five (5) and moved
to next week or next schedule. Student will not be accept for a
certain program if the number is more than twenty five (25). Next classroom
schedule will be posted one after another at
and the school location. Reminding letter may be prepared to remind
those students who need to make up the missed class(s).
The On-Road schedule is normally collected from student for the
availability. A definite schedule is matched between the
availability of the student time and availability of the school
time. The definite schedule must be informed and agreed. The agreed
schedule must be abided by the involve parties unless there is a logical reason to cancel
not less than 18 hours.
The student will
be picked up and dropped off at student's preferable place in town; at home, at work, at school,
at store. At a bus or train station if student lives out of our prime
business location (Lowell).
Students, who could complete their account balance, have
priority to get more schedules to complete their road component before the others , who
The parent class is normally 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Parent Curriculum schedule
is usually set at the second week of the driver education program.
An invitation letter is handed or mailed out within five business
days before the actual session. Attendee can be either parent/legal
guardian or designee.
The classroom sessions of an assigned program are required to attend from
the enrolled student regularly.
The agreed schedule must be abided unless there is logical
reason to cancel not less than 18 hours. In case of unavoidable absence, parent or student
must call to the assigned school telephone number ahead of time at
least 18 hours.
3- Make up:
Each and every student is expected to attend the assigned program and
class regularly. Make up class is a must if either class, the
classroom or on-road, had missed. It is of course a student
responsibility to contact the school to make up the missed class(s).
If any dispute, a current policy will always be
used. A special consideration needs to be made by the management
level when it is encountered not in the written policy.
VII-SCHOOL RESERVES ITS RIGHT:
The school reserves its rights to practice and bring into practice
the school business standard and professional driving school
The school reserves its right not to accept more students to the
particular class when the enrollment number is more than twenty five and
not to open the particular class when the enrolled students show up
is less than five.
school reserves its rights not to accept student who, seen, is not
ready for the class. The school reserves its right to drop off with
a refund of the remaining deposited fund of any student who, seen,
is not co-operating with instructor(s) or not speaking the school
officially use language. When the refund is given any obligation and
liability to the program is null. The policy may change at any time
without notice so one enrollment can not be exactly the same as the
For student, who is a Drivers Education Student of
SIMS Driving School is offered a special discount of Road Test Sponsorship
fee only seventy nine ($79) dollars.
The student is also offered a Referral
Reward of fifteen ($15) dollars for referring a full course student
Any charge or fee made by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor
Vehicles is a student own expense and responsibility. They are;
fifteen ($15) dollars certificate fee, twenty ($20) dollars road
test fee, and fifty ($50) dollars driver license issue.
(See the actual signature in the original file)
Lawyer Notification/Notary Publics
(See the actual signature in the original file)
Enforcement is the effectiveness of the policy.