Under Arizona’s driver license law, minors are eligible to receive a class G license if they successfully complete an approved driver education program or have a parent or guardian certify that they received 30 hours of supervised driving practice, 10 of those at night, and have had a learner’s permit for five months. Completing an ADE-approved program satisfies the driver’s license law. A public or private high school may participate in the Arizona Department of Education’s Driver Education Program provided the following requirements are met:
Students receive 30 hours of classroom instruction;
Students receive 6 hours (or the equivalent) of behind-the-wheel instruction (BTW);
The class and BTW is taught by a certified teacher with a driver education endorsement;
The principal or superintendent verifies the school information.
The Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division (MVD), allows driver education teachers in participating schools to issue Certificates of Completion to their students who successfully complete the course. MVD waives the behind-the-wheel portion of the driver’s license test for students with Certificates of Completion, although MVD reserves the right to administer tests to any applicant if the field station representatives believe doing so would be in the interest of public safety. Contact Third Party Driver Services at (602) 712-4700 for more information concerning MVD Certificates of Completion.
School Safety and Prevention resources can be used to create or strengthen programs to support protective factors, as well as reduce the impact of drugs and violence within your school and community. This includes knowledge and skills shared with students, teachers, administrators, parents, and the surrounding community. The “Top 10 Things Schools Can Do” to make a safer school
Effective Programs and Strategies
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidenced-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) http://nrepp.samhsa.gov/
Bullying Prevention "A student is being bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other students" (Olweus, 1993).Bullying behavior is meant to hurt another person and is carried out by someone who is seeking power or control over another person. There are three forms of bullying - physical, emotional, and social.Various resources are available for students, parents, school staff, administrators, and community members to assist in bullying prevention.
The Internet can be a place where your children can spend hours learning about our Solar System, or about what Elephants eat in the wild. The Internet can also be a place of predators and other unfriendly characters. It is important that you inform your children about the dangers of the internet and a number of other important factors that your children should observe when using the Internet.For more Information, see links below.
Background: Arizona high school students were surveyed regarding violence, suicide, alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, sexual risks, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, body image, diet and physical activity. This survey is used to assess and monitor behaviors that place individuals at increased risk for premature morbidity and mortality.
Purpose:To assess and monitor behaviors that place high-school students at increased risk for premature morbidity and mortality. Statutory Reference: Arizona Consolidated State Application
Frequency: Biennial (Odd numbered years)
Survey Design: Multistage Random Sample (by schools and classes within school) Students in fifty percent of the sampled classes are asked to complete the YRBS. Students in the other fifty percent of the sampled classes are asked to complete the AYTS.
Unit of Analysis: Students in grades 9-12
Behaviors that contribute to violence and unintentional injuries
Alcohol and other drug use
Sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease
Multistage Random Sample (By schools and classes within school) Students in fifty percent of the sampled classes are asked to complete the YRBS. Students in the other fifty percent of the sampled classes are asked to complete the AYTS.
In addition to the funding provided through several of the previously listed programs, schools have the opportunity to supplement their Comprehensive School Health Program funding by submitting applications to a variety of agencies and organizations.