Home Study

Two home study programs with drivers ed:

Learn the basics of driving from the comfort of your own home with our Colorado Springs drivers ed program!

  1. Home Study WITH Driving Instruction: Cost $415.00

    • Students complete 30 hours of online drivers ed work with our home study course.
    • They then spend 12 hours in a dual-controlled vehicle with a friendly, patient driving instructor who is certified and regulated by the Colorado Motor Vehicle Business Group.
    • Time is split at six hours behind the wheel and six hours in the passenger seat, observing the instructor.
    • Our driving school program includes the written permit test; a follow-up driver license test is also available.
    • Students can start our online drivers ed program as soon as age 14 and ½.
  2. Online Course: Cost $95.00

    (The difference is that the 12 hours of driving instruction is NOT included).

Students in the online drivers ed course always have the option of attending an in-school class at any of our locations.

Benefits: Students start our driving school in Colorado Springs at 14 and ½ years of age and can receive their permit by age 15—but only if they’re enrolled in American Driving Academy, Inc.

Insurance companies offer hundreds of dollars in insurance deductions if students are enrolled in our program.

Our instructors conduct all testing, which means students don’t have to test at the DMV.


Home Study Program: $95

(Allows for permit at age 15 years)

This is the most economical program for parents who are willing to do both the classroom & driving portion of the program.

Packet Contents:

  • Instruction page
  • Contract
  • Work book (90 plus pages)
  • Behind the wheel training manual
  • Theme poems (How to die in 0.7 seconds, Moonlight Ride, and Dead at Seventeen)
  • Answer key
  • Copy of the traditional course curriculum
  • Safety Belts – Why Don’t We Use Them?
  • Commercial Driving School – Student Attendance Record (To be signed by parents/guardian and mailed/faxed to us)
  • Certificate of Completion For the 6 hours of Driving (To be signed by parents/guardian and mailed to us)

Student Training Procedures: Using our workbook & supplemental text manual, parents monitor their student’s educational progress, correcting each unit with the answer key. Once you have finished your workbook and have worked thirty (30) hours, please mail or fax to us your Commercial Driving School – Student Attendance Record. This form must be signed by you and your parent/guardian. Also, you must send in your results from your online Final Exam and signed contract. Once we receive this we will mail to you an affidavit of completion (DR 2456). This shows the DMV that you finished the classroom work. Upon receiving the DR 2456 the parent or guardian will take their student to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for a written test to obtain the instruction permit or they may test in one of our offices, if we have an office in our area (Call for available written test times). Be sure to take the student’s birth certificate/social security card and/or passport when going to the DMV.

Now the fun begins! Parents will use our Behind the Wheel Manual as a guide for their student’s driving lessons. You must do a minimum of 6 hours of driving with your student before sending in the Certificate of Completion for the first 6 hours of driving in order to receive the Insurance Certificate. Once we receive the 6 hours of driving certificate we will send you the insurance certificate to show that you’ve complete the entire program.

Please Note: In order to get your license before ht age of 16 and 6 months you are required to hold your permit for one year and do 6 hours of driving with one of our driving instructors. Call for your reduced price. If you have held your permit for one year and are over 16 and 6 months of age you are not required to do the 6 hours with a driving school.

Driver’s License Test: When your child is ready to take the license test be sure to give us a call so you can avoid the hassle of testing at the DMV. We offer the test for a small fee.

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Home Study Program plus six (6) hours driving with our instructor.

(Allows for permit at age 15 years)

(The price is the same as our traditional course program in your city).

This is the best choice for parents who would like one of our professional instructors to do the driving portion of the program and then the driver license testing in one of our dual controlled cars.

Packet Contents:

  • Instruction page
  • Contract
  • Workbook (90 plus pages)
  • Behind the wheel training manual
  • Theme poems (How to die in 0.7 seconds, Moonlight Ride, and Dead at Seventeen)
  • Answer key
  • Copy of the traditional course curriculum
  • Safety Belts – Why Don’t We Use Them?
  • Commercial Driving School – Student Attendance Record (To be signed by parent/student and mailed or faxed to us)
  • Student Official Office Record (Large blue card)
  • Insurance Certificate: Certificate of Completion (Small blue card)

Student Training Procedures: Using our workbook & supplemental text manual, parents monitor their student’s educational progress, correcting each unit with the answer key. Once you have finished the workbook and have worked for thirty (30) hours, please mail or fax us your Commercial Driving School – Student Attendance Record. This form must be signed by you and your parent/guardian. Also, you must send in your results form you online Final Exam and signed contract. Once we receive this we will mail you an affidavit of completion (DR 2956). This shows the DMV that you finished the classroom work. Upon receiving the DR 2956 the parent or guardian will need to take their student to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for a written test to obtain the instruction permit or they may test in one of our offices if we have an office in your area (Call for available written test times). (Be sure to take the student’s birth certificate/social security card and/or passport when going to the DMV).

Now the fun begins! The 6 hours of behind the wheel will be done in one of our dual controlled cars with our state approved/licensed instructor. Call your student’s driving instructor, whose name and phone number is included on the instruction page, and they will set up driving times with your student. We pick the student up from their school/home and we let them drive themselves back home when finished. When your student has completed the 6 hours of behind the wheel training, our driving instructor will sign the blue Certificate of Completion card. Keep this as proof for your insurance company discount, if your insurance company gives discounts for drivers education. For students that will be eligible for their license before the age of 16 and 6 months, they will receive from their driving instructor, a 6 hour Driving Behind-the-Wheel Training Completion Statement (DR 2834). They will need to bring this with them when going in to the DMV to get their license.

Driver’s License Test: When your child is ready to take the license test be sure to five us a call so you can avoid the hassle of testing at the DMV. We offer the test for a small fee.

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