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Next Driver's Ed. Class:

October 22, 2018




            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 modules:

         Introduction to Drivers Education (Module 1)

         Signs, Signals and Road Markings (Module 2)

         Understanding the Vehicle and Its Controls (Module 3)

         Basic Driving Skills (Module 4)

         Rules of the Road (Module 5)

         Making Safe Driving Decisions (Module 6)

         Sharing the Road (Module 7)

         How Natural Laws Effect Driving (Module 8)

         Different Driving Environments (Module 9)

         Driving in All Weather Conditions (Module 10)

         Mental and Physicals Effects on Driving (Module 11)

         The Dangers of Alcohol, Drugs & Driving (Module 12 &13)

         The Consequences of Unsafe Driving and Poor Decision Making (Module 14)

         Handling Emergencies and Breakdowns (Module 15).

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 eighty 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 classroom session).


2-Road Component:

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 English.

1- Age:

To be legible to enroll for the Driver's Education Program, a student must be at least age 15 years and nine months.

 2- Consent: 

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 instruction session.

5- Readiness:

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.

6- Languages:

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.         


            The account total of the Driver's Education Program is six hundred ($600) dollars. Any charge or fee made by the Registry of Motor Vehicles is a sole responsibility of student or student's parent.

Investment is expected when services are rendered. The fee of the total account of Driver's Education Program of six hundred needs to be invested. 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.
1st Installment For Student Classroom and Parent Class (at the enrollment or before the class starts) $200.00
2nd Installment For First Six Hour On-Road Driving Lesson $200.00
3rd Installment  For Second and Last Six Hour On-Road Driving Lesson $200.00

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.

2- Refund:

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 the school. 



             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 /D.O.T. will issue and record the certificate directly to RMV/DOT online database.



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 Component.


       The classroom schedule is normally 5:00pm to 8:30pm 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. Those students who need to make up the missed class(s) have to contact the school to the next available program.


       The On-Road schedule is normally made from collecting studentr available time. A definite schedule is matched between the available time of the student and available time of the school. 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 couldn't.

      Parent Curriculum:

       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.



            The school reserves its rights to practice and bring into practice the school business standard and professional driving school operation requirement. 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. The 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 other.



             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 to SIM'S Driving School.



           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.



School Officials



Principal Administrator

Boreth Sim


Chief Instructor

Thara Ros


Sales/Account Representative

Pisithnorak Sim



Samoeurn Seng


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Lawyer Notification/Notary Publics






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Enforcement is the effectiveness of the policy.

SIM'S Driving School is a Licensed Professional Driving School. We are insured by the COMMERCE INSURANCE COMPANY for the vehicles, THE HARTFORD for liability and the NGM Insurance Company for the Surety Bond. Copyright @ SIM'S Driving School. All rights reserved.