Parish Drives

Parish Drives offers a convenient online class paired with in-car instruction that can be completed during your child's lunch and free periods. These two required parts can be completed at your own pace. Parish Drives is available to Parish students and those in the surrounding community.

Part 1: Online Course

The first component of our driver’s education program is a 32-hour online course which fulfills the Texas classroom requirement.

Coursework can be done at any time, from any computer or smart device with Internet connection.
Students may begin the online coursework as early as 14 years old. Once a student turns 15, they can take their learner’s permit test online as well.

There’s no need to schedule testing at a DPS office and no waiting in line. Students who do not pass the permit test on the first try can retake it online immediately instead of having to reschedule weeks later at the DPS.

Part 2: Behind-the-Wheel Instruction

Once the online portion is complete and a permit has been obtained, students may begin the 14-hour behind-the-wheel course. This course fulfills instructor-led behind-the-wheel requirements set by the state of Texas.

Students complete this component with peers, each driving for seven hours and observing for an additional seven.

Parish has its own car equipped for driving instruction, helping parents keep their cars dent-free!

Driving sessions are typically scheduled during students’ free periods and during lunch, leaving weekend and evening hours available for other activities.

Drive times may also be scheduled during non-school hours if families prefer, instructor schedule permitting.

Plus, parents don’t need to arrange their evenings around taking their students to and from driving school.

Part 1 + 2: Full Program

Bundle the online course with the in-car instruction and receive discounted pricing.

Additional Drive Time

After completion of the course, the state requires an additional 30 hours of driving time under the supervision of an adult over 21, ten of which must be completed at night. Families may choose to purchase additional driving hours from Parish Drives should they prefer to complete these additional hours under the instruction of a driver’s education professional. Choosing this option allows the hours to be completed during the school day and offer relief to a busy family schedule. Additionally, some students benefit from additional training from a certified driving instructor to feel comfortable on busy Dallas roads.


Online Course & Behind-The-Wheel Instruction
Online Course Only
Behind-The-Wheel Instruction Only

Additional Driving Hours

1 hour$60
5 hours$250
10 hours$450
20 hours$800
30 hours$1,050


  1. To enroll in Parish Drives, register for a course.
  2. Please download, complete, and send the Parish Drives contract to Andrew Jennings.

Contact Parish Drives

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