If you are looking for information on the 5-Hour Pre-Licensing Classes, please go to the Continuing Ed web page, which can be found by clicking on COMMUNITY on the main WCSD website (Pre-licensing classes are only offered during the school year.)

    If you are looking for information about parking permits to park at the high school, please call the high school's main office. The Driver Ed department does not handle high school parking permits.

    Registration for the Summer 2024 programs will be opening by Monday, 4/15. Please click on the link below for the Driver Ed Calendar PRIOR to clicking on the registration link. Both summer sessions are being run slightly differently this year (particularly Session 1) and you need to understand the requirements before registering. Additionally, please be aware that Session 2 begins while Session 1 is still taking place.

    ***Please Note: Session 1 is now FULL.

    If you would like to be placed on the waitlist for Session 1 in case there is a cancelation, or we are able to secure another car from the driving school, please call the office at 298-5000, ext. 40130 and ask to be added to the waitlist.

    There are still plenty of spots available in Session 2.

    Click Here for Driver Ed Summer Calendar

    Click Here for Driver Ed Program Description & Registration

    Attention Current Driver Ed Students @ RCK: A lecture class has been added on Friday, May 17th. This is the class that is being held because we will not be able to hold class on Tuesday, May 28th because it is a give-back day and there will be no school that day.

    This is one of the 16 mandatory lecture classes. Students who regularly drive on Fridays should go to lecture class first. All driving on Friday will shift 30 minutes later to coincide with the end of the lecture class that day.

    Attention Current Driver Ed Students @ JJ and RCK: The date of the optional 17th lecture class will be Wednesday, June 5th. The class will be held at John Jay HS in room 128, from 2:45-4:15 pm. This class is for BOTH John Jay and Ketcham students who have missed one or more lecture classes and need to make up one of those absences. Details on the class procedure will be given out in lecture classes by the instructors this week and next. 

    Driver Education Office Information
    Jeffrey Behnke, Director, Phone: 845-298-5000 ext. 40130 or 40137
    Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. September 1st-June 30
    Office Location: Ketcham H.S. Annex (we are located in the blue building on the hill to the left of Ketcham) 99 Myers Corners Road, Wappingers Falls
    Mailing Address: Wappingers Central School District, Attn: Driver Education, PO Box 396, Hopewell Junction NY 12533

    WEATHER POLICY: In case of inclement weather, when after-school activities are canceled for Wappingers Central School District, then all driving sessions are canceled as well.