Teen Programs

Earning a driver’s license has long been a rite of passage for teens. Nova is pleased to offer both classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel driving lessons to teens throughout the Chicago area.

Nova’s program provides teen students with a thorough understanding of the Illinois Rules of the Road so that they are ready to take the instruction permit test at an Illinois Secretary of State facility after the fourth class session. Nova’s friendly customer service staff works with teens and parents to schedule behind-the-wheel driving lessons with our licensed, trained driving instructors at times that fit teen students’ busy schedules.

 

In order to obtain his/her license, the state requires every teen to have:

  • 30 hours in-class instruction with 8 hours behind-the-wheel, or
  • 30 hours of in-class instruction with 6 hours behind-the-wheel.

All of our Drivers Education Teen Programs include the complimentary National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course Defensive Driving Course. Our teens will be receiving their NSC certificates in addition to Nova’s Certificate.

Below are the prices for the Teen Program options:

Programs Available

  • Complete Course Options (Classroom + Behind the Wheel Lessons)
  • Partial Course Options (Behind the Wheel Lessons Only)
  • Partial Course Options (Classroom Instruction Only)
  • Additional Practice Hours (Behind the Wheel Lessons)

Weekend Programs Offered. Contact us today to inquire.

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COMPLETE COURSE OPTIONS (CLASSROOM + BEHIND-THE-WHEEL LESSONS)

Classroom instruction takes place Monday through Thursday from 4pm-6pm and will last for four weeks (Alternate times available for Weekends and Summer programs). Please let the instructor know ahead of time if you will miss a class session so that a make-up lesson can be scheduled. Please call us for more information.

  • Teen Program 30 hrs Class 6hrs BTW: $395 Register

    • 30 hours in-classroom instruction.
    • 6 hours behind-the-wheel and 6 hours observation
    • Obtain instruction permit 2nd week of class
    • Licensed professional instructor.
    • Pickup/drop-off at Nova.
    • State certification paperwork.
    • Certificate of completion.
    • Alive @25 defensive driving course ($100 value)

    *Teen must have a partner prior to registration

  • Teen Program 30 hrs Class 8hrs BTW: $495 Register

    • 30 hours in-classroom instruction.
    • 8 hours behind-the-wheel individualized 1-on-1 training.
    • Obtain instruction permit 2nd week of class
    • Licensed professional instructor.
    • Pickup/drop-off at Nova.
    • State certification paperwork.
    • Certificate of completion.
    • Alive @25 defensive driving course ($100 value)
  • Teen Program 30 hrs Class 8hrs BTW P/U D/O home: $540** Register

    • 30 hours in-classroom instruction.
    • 8 hours behind-the-wheel individualized 1-on-1 training.
    • Obtain instruction permit 2nd week of class
    • Licensed professional instructor.
    • Home Pick Up/Drop Off.
    • State certification paperwork.
    • Certificate of completion.
    • Alive @25 defensive driving course ($100 value)

    ** Additional charges may apply if outside of radius.

  • Teen Program 30 hrs Class 12hrs BTW P/U D/O home: $690 ($154 savings) Register

    • 30 hours in-classroom instruction.
    • 12 hours behind-the-wheel individualized 1-on-1 training.
    • Parallel parking and highway training
    • Part of the behind the wheel hours will helps fulfill 50 hour requirement
    • Obtain instruction permit 2nd week of class
    • Licensed professional instructor.
    • Alive @25 defensive driving course ($100 value)
    • Home pickup/drop off.**
    • State certification paperwork.
    • Certificate of Completion.

    Regular Price: $844 (Discount $154) ** Additional charges may apply if outside of radius


PARTIAL COURSE OPTIONS (BEHIND-THE-WHEEL LESSONS ONLY)

This course is ideal for teens who have completed classroom hours at their high school but still need to do range/traffic or behind the wheel. Teens who want state certification will need to provide proof of 30 hours/classroom completion with a passing grade. Contact us for more information.

  • Teen Program 8hrs BTW Only : $375** Register

    • Does not include classroom instruction
    • For students who already completed 30 classroom hours.
    • 8 hours behind-the-wheel individualized 1-on-1 training.
    • Licensed professional instructor.
    • Safe dual-control vehicles.
    • Home pickup/drop off.**
    • State certification paperwork.

    ** Additional charges may apply if outside of radius

  • Teen Program 6hrs BTW Only: $290 Register

    • Does not include classroom instruction
    • For students who already completed 30 classroom hours.
    • 6 hours behind-the-wheel and observation-group.
    • Licensed professional instructor.
    • Safe dual-control vehicles.
    • Pickup/drop off at Nova.
    • State certification paperwork.

PARTIAL COURSE OPTIONS (CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION ONLY)

Classroom instruction takes place Monday through Thursday from 4pm-6pm and will last for four weeks (Alternate times available for Weekends and Summer programs) – please refer to our 2014 schedule. Please let the instructor know ahead of time if you will miss a class session so that a makeup lesson can be scheduled. Please call us for more information.

Classroom Instruction is Ideal for students looking to earn extra credit in high school to graduate, or for students who have never completed Drivers ed. – complete this requirement in 4 weeks. Click here for available dates.

  • Teen Program Classroom only : $200Register

    • Does not include behind-the-wheel instruction
    • Classroom instruction (total of 30 hours).
    • Obtain permit after the 2nd week of class.
    • Licensed professional Instructor
    • Certificate of completion after last day of class
    • Alive @ 25 Defensive Driving Course ($100 Value)

    **Does not include behind-the-wheel instruction.


ADDITIONAL PRACTICE HOURS

50 Hours Practice: In addition to the 30 classroom hours and the 6-8 hours behind-the-wheel training, the law requires that all teens under 18 years of age complete an additional 50 hours of practice driving, 10 of which must be done at night. This will ensure that young people are more experienced behind the wheel, in a variety of situations, helping them to become better drivers. Since some parents do not have the time to assist their children with these additional hours we have 2 programs that will help (see below). Also please download the 50 Hours Practice spreadsheet so you can log those hours properly. Download

  • Teen 12 Hour Program : $540 ($54 savings) Register

    • 12 hours of additional behind-the-wheel instruction (2-hour lessons)
    • These hours are complementary to the 50 hour requirement.
    • Licensed professional instructor.
    • Defensive driving techniques.
    • Safe dual-control vehicles.
    • Affordable pay plan.
    • Home pickup/drop off.**

    Regular Price: $594 (Discount $54)

    **Additional charges may apply if outside of radius.

  • Teen 25 Hour Program: $1094 ($144 savings) Register

    • 25 hours behind-the-wheel instruction. (2-hour lessons)
    • Helps fulfill 50 hour requirement.
    • Licensed professional instructor.
    • Defensive driving techniques.
    • Safe dual-control vehicles.
    • Affordable pay plan.
    • Home pickup/drop off.**
    • Save $25 more if prepaid in full.

    Regular Price: $1238 (Discount $144)

    **Additional charges may apply if outside of radius.

  • Teen 50 Hour Program: $2200 ($275 savings) Register

    • 50 hours behind-the-wheel instruction. (2-hour lessons)
    • Helps fulfill 50 hour requirement.
    • Licensed professional instructor.
    • Defensive driving techniques.
    • Safe dual-control vehicles.
    • Affordable pay plan.
    • Home pickup/drop off.**
    • Save $25 if prepaid in full.

    Regular Price: $2475 (Discount $275)

    **Additional charges may apply if outside of radius.


Teen Chaperone Service (Secretary of State)

This service is ideal for parents who are not able to take their teens to the Secretary of State to get their permit or their license when they are eligible. Nova provides the guidance and expertise that a Teen needs throughout their trip to the Secretary of State.

  • Teen Permit Chaperone Service (Secretary of State) Register

    • Teens are ready to get their permit as soon as the fourth day of class during our Teen Program, while other teens may have completed their 30 hours of classroom study in their high schools without getting their permit. This service will take your teen to obtain his/her permit at the Secretary of State. Our instructor will drive your teen to the Secretary of State, will guide them throughout the whole process, and will bring them back to Nova.
  • Teen Road Exam Chaperone Service

    • Nova makes it easy for your teen to get his/her Driver’s License
    • One-hour of practice plus Road Test Preparation & the use of Nova’s vehicle
    • We pick up your teen from home and spend an hour or two (depending on service acquired) preparing your teen for their Road Exam through on-street practice and review. Once at the secretary of state our certified professional instructor will accompany your teen through the whole process of earning a driver’s license. After the Road Exam is complete, we will bring your teen back home. ***Please check eligibility requirements
  • Teen Road Test + 1HR BTW $165 Register

    • One hrs behind the wheel lesson
    • Licensed professional instructor
    • Fun and comprehensive
    • Safe dual control vehicles
    • Road Test Exam Preparation
    • Use of our vehicle for Illinois State Road Test
    • Transportation to/from DMV
    • Home pick up/drop off**
    • Regular Price: $170. Discount: $5
  • Teen Road Test 2HR BTW +RT $210 Register

    • One 2 hrs behind the wheel lessons (Total 2hrs)
    • Licensed professional instructor
    • Fun and comprehensive
    • Safe dual control vehicles
    • Road Test Exam Preparation
    • Use of our vehicle for Illinois State Road Test
    • Transportation to/from DMV
    • Home pick up/drop off**
    • Regular Price: $219. Discount: $9

***Eligibility Requirements

  • At least 16 years old
  • Has had the permit at least 9 months
  • Has completed Driver’s ED Course
  • Has accumulated 50 hours of behind-the-wheel extra practice
  • Has received letter of eligibility from the State