Thank you for your interest in KC's Driving School. KC's has been teaching teens to be safe drivers in Wisconsin since 1986. Kathy started the school in Watertown in 1986 and her husband, who worked for the DMV for 30 years, helped her along. Eventually, several other family members started their own KC's Driving School. There are now many KC's locations throughout Wisconsin, each are independently owned an operated.
We are a small family run business. We have no staff of managers and customer service reps. Just moms and pops, husbands and wives here. The safety of teen drivers is our main concern and we are always looking for new and better ways to educate them in driving. We have outlasted most of our competition and are positioned for the long term here in Wisconsin. You have many driving schools to choose from, make sure the one you choose is here to stay.
KC’s Driving School: How it Works
Parents should understand that during class the entire process of completing driver’s education is explained thoroughly to the students. We cover subjects such as; laws, and rules, forms and documents, behind the wheel scheduling and completion, etc. Students are told exactly how to complete our program. If you have questions, ask them, usually they will have the answer. Never hesitate to give us a call or email though.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE 30 HOURS OF CLASSROOM?
Class Format: The class is lecture based. We use a PowerPoint presentation that uses multimedia for maximum impact. There is very little writing on the part of the student. Each day we usually watch a short video.
DAY 1 - We complete all the enrollment documents together as a group. We go over the entire process outlined in this form. Students are explained all the rules and how things work.
DAYS 2 & 3 - The first several days are spent preparing for the written tests required to obtain the permit. We also talk about the need for participation in the Organ Donor Program. We take the written test after day 3.
DAYS 4-14 - We cover in great detail all the things student will need to know to become safe drivers. Topics include; Highway Transportation System, Signs, Signals and Pavement Markings, Right of Ways, Vehicle Instruments, Controls and Devices, Basic Driving, Vehicle Maneuvers, Natural Laws and Driving, Sharing The Road, IPDE, City Driving, Intersections, Adverse Driving Conditions, Alcohol and Drugs and Driving, Rural Driving, Freeway Driving, Road Trips, Defensive Driving, Car Crashes, Buying a Car, Vehicle Maintenance, Insurance and several other topics.
DAY 15 - We usually take an oral or variety test, eat something yummy and do some activities.
Absences: If a student misses a day of class they will have to make up that session in a future class. They can still get their permit and do BTW’s, the simply need to complete their class makeup prior to getting their license. If a student misses day five for example, they will need to come to a day five of a future class. Visit our website and with a calendar look at our upcoming classes choose any day five and simply show up. No need to call or schedule the make up.
TO GET YOUR INSTRUCTION PERMIT (TEMPS)
- Enroll in driver's education (done the first day of class).
- Pay any balance you owe (most people pay the full fee on the first day of class)
- Pass the written test. We take the test together in class sometime after day 3.
- Schedule your 1st behind the wheel lesson (yes, even before you get your permit you can schedule a lesson. You choose a date and time for AFTER you plan to get your permit.)
- Get your "temps application MV3001" signed by a KC's instructor.
- - If you are in class and you are 15 ½ or older, schedule your 1st lesson and print your BTW confirmation, bring it to your classroom instructor.
- - If you turn 15 1/2 after the class is over, schedule your 1st lesson and then come to your classroom location during class hours and pick it up. Check our website to see that there is a class going on.
GET YOUR PROBATIONARY LICENSE – (The first solo license issued)
- Complete driver education. All classroom hours and BTW lessons
- - if you miss a day of class you must make up the session in a future class. Missing a day does NOT affect the student’s ability to get their permit, only they must complete their class make up prior to taking their road test.
“60 DAY” RULE - According to state law students must have their first behind the wheel lesson within 60 days of us signing their application for the temps. We sign their application just before they turn 15 ½. Student’s that take the class early will have the form mailed to them after they schedule their 1st BTW.
BEHIND THE WHEEL LESSONS: Soon after the student obtains their instruction permit they will begin the behind the wheel lessons. There are six lessons two hours long each. They drive one hour and observe another student the second hour. Most students do their lessons about 3 weeks apart. However, it is up to students to schedule their appointments. Students need to make sure that they complete their BTW’s in time for them to get their license. Students should have AT LEAST one lesson for each month that they have had their permit (6 lessons / 6 months). Students can only schedule one lesson at a time. Realize that there are times when openings for BTW’s may be 3 or 4 weeks out. Students can complete all of their behind the wheel lessons ASAP if they wish, though not less than 3 weeks from start to finish and a maximum of two lessons per week (according to state law). These lessons are designed to work in conjunction with the 30 hours driving practice that students are to receive with their parents (10 of the 30 hours must be at night).
SCHEDULING AND RESCHEDULING BEHIND THE WHEEL LESSONS: Scheduling BTW's is done after the first day of class at our website http://www.kcsdrivingschool.com
Follow the instructions carefully on the site. The system is pretty basic.
AFTER SCHOOL PICK UP FOR BTW'S: Students that are being picked up right after school should look for the KC’s Driving School car and not a particular instructor and will be picked up at the following locations at 3pm and 1pm for ½ days:
2PM AND DAY TIME LESSONS: You can NOT take these times if you get out of school at 2:26, 2:36 or 2:45. We can pick you up at Your School right at 2pm, please indicate that in the comment line of your request. We may offer lessons during the day that students can do during their study hall. Keep an eye on our website for more information.
SCHOOL APPOINTMENTS: When you schedule your lessons you will have the option for PICKUP LOCATION. You can do any pick up location and time that you like. If there are no openings at one pick up location, there may be openings at another.
WHERE WE PICK YOU UP
You will have lots of options for pick up. When you schedule your lesson, you will be able to see exactly when and where to meet us.
ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS: We are very quick to cancel lessons when the weather is bad. We cannot afford the risk to our students, staff or equipment to be on the roads when they are slick. Do NOT let yourself get behind on behind the wheel lessons and expect to get caught up during winter months.