Teen Programs

Earning a driver’s license has long been a rite of passage for teens. Nova is pleased to offer both in-class 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, professional driving instructors at times that fit teen students’ busy schedules.

 

In order to obtain a driver’s license, the state of Illinois requires every teen to complete:

 

  • Full in-class instruction with 6 hours of one-on-one behind-the-wheel training and 6 hours observing a teen partner behind the wheel, OR
  • Full in-class instruction with 8 hours of one-on-one behind-the-wheel training.

All of our Drivers Education Teen Programs include the complimentary National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving Course. Our teen students will receive NSC certification, and Nova will certify each student with the state of Illinois upon completion of their in-class coursework and behind-the-wheel driving lessons.

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)
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Weekend Programs Offered.

Contact us today to inquire.

 

 

 

 

 


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

 

We provide alternate times for any weekends or summer programs.

If none of our currently planned classes fit your teen’s schedule, we will work with you to create a custom lesson schedule.

Contact us for further information.


 

Teen Program Classroom/6 Hrs BTW (Partner Required): $395

  • PLEASE NOTE: For this program, the teen must have a partner who is also enrolled at Nova
  • Complete in-class instruction
  • 6 hours one-on-one behind-the-wheel training and 6 hours observation
  • Meet at a Nova location for Behind-the-Wheel lessons
  • Obtain instruction permit after the fourth classroom session
  • Licensed professional instructors
  • State certification
  • Fulfills all requirements to obtain an Illinois driver’s license while under the age of 18
  • Alive @25 defensive driving course ($100 value)

Teen Program Classroom/8 Hrs BTW: $495

  • Complete in-class instruction
  • 8 hours one-on-one behind-the-wheel training
  • Meet at a Nova location for Behind-the-Wheel lessons
  • Obtain instruction permit after the fourth classroom session
  • Licensed professional instructors
  • State certification
  • Fulfills all requirements to obtain an Illinois driver’s license while under the age of 18
  • Alive @25 defensive driving course ($100 value)

Teen Program Classroom/8 Hrs BTW with Home Pick-Up/Drop-Off: $540*

  • Complete in-class instruction
  • 8 hours one-on-one behind-the-wheel training
  • Home pick-up/drop-off available for Behind-the-Wheel lessons*
  • Obtain instruction permit after the fourth classroom session
  • Licensed professional instructors
  • State certification
  • Fulfills all requirements to obtain an Illinois driver’s license while under the age of 18
  • Alive @25 defensive driving course ($100 value)
  • * Additional charges may apply if outside of radius.

Teen Program Classroom/12 Hrs BTW with Home Pick-Up/Drop-Off: $690* ($154 Savings)

  • Complete in-class instruction
  • 12 hours one-on-one behind-the-wheel training
  • Home pick-up/drop-off available for Behind-the-Wheel lessons*
  • Parallel parking** and highway training
  • Four of the behind-the-wheel hours count as part of the 50-hour observation requirement
  • Obtain instruction permit after the fourth classroom session
  • Licensed professional instructors
  • State certification
  • Fulfills all requirements to obtain an Illinois driver’s license while under the age of 18
  • Alive @25 defensive driving course ($100 value)
  • Regular Price: $844 ($154 discount)
  • * Additional charges may apply if outside of radius.

  • ** Parallel parking and highway training taught at the instructor’s discretion.

 


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 in-class completion with a passing grade.

Contact us for further information.

 

Teen Program 8 Hrs BTW Only : $375*

  • For students who have already completed the in-class requirement (does not include in-class instruction)
  • 8 hours one-on-one behind-the-wheel training
  • Home pick-up/drop-off available*
  • Licensed professional instructors
  • Safe dual-control vehicles.
  • State certification paperwork
  • * Additional charges may apply if outside of radius

  • For students who have already completed the in-class requirement (does not include in-class instruction)
  • 6 hours one-on-one behind-the-wheel training and observation group
  • Home pick-up/drop-off available*
  • Licensed professional instructors
  • Safe dual-control vehicles
  • State certification paperwork
  • * Additional charges may apply if outside of radius

 


PARTIAL COURSE OPTIONS (CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION ONLY)

Our classes meet twice a week—please choose a program to see available dates (note that our summer sessions meet four times a week).

Contact us for further information.

Classroom Instruction is ideal for students looking to earn extra credit in high school to graduate, or for students who have not completed Drivers Ed.

Complete this requirement in four weeks.

Click here for available dates.

 

Teen Program In-Class Only (does not include behind-the-wheel instruction): $200


ADDITIONAL PRACTICE HOURS

50 Hours Practice: In addition to the in-class hours and the six or eight hours behind-the-wheel training, the law requires that all teens under 18 years of age complete an additional 50 hours of driving observed by an adult, ten of which must be at night. This ensures that young people are more experienced behind the wheel and helps them to become better drivers. Since some parents do not have the time to assist their children with these additional hours, we have several programs that allow our licensed instructors to complete some or all of those observation hours with teens. Please download the 50 Hours Observation Log so that you can properly record those hours. Download

 

Teen 12 Hr Program: $540* ($54 savings)

  • 12 hours of additional behind-the-wheel instruction (six 2-hour lessons)
  • Home pick-up/drop-off available*
  • These hours will count toward the 50-hour observation requirement after the teen has completed the 6 Hr or 8 Hr required behind-the-wheel lessons
  • Licensed professional instructors
  • Defensive driving techniques
  • Safe dual-control vehicles
  • Affordable payment plan available
  • Regular price: $594 ($54 discount)

    * Additional charges may apply if outside of radius.

Teen 25 Hr Program: $1,094* ($144 savings)

  • 25 hours behind-the-wheel instruction (in twelve 2-hour lessons and one 1-hour lesson)
  • Home pickup/drop off*
  • These hours will count toward the 50-hour observation requirement after the teen has completed the required 6 Hr or 8 Hr behind-the-wheel lessons
  • Licensed professional instructors
  • Defensive driving techniques
  • Safe dual-control vehicles
  • Affordable payment plan available
  • Save $25 more if prepaid in full
  • Regular price: $1,238 ($144 discount)

    * Additional charges may apply if outside of radius.


Teen 50 Hour Program: $2,200* ($275 savings)

  • 50 hours behind-the-wheel instruction (25 2-hour lessons)
  • Home pickup/drop off*
  • These hours will fulfill the 50-hour observation requirement after the teen has completed the required 6 Hr or 8 Hr behind-the-wheel lessons
  • Licensed professional instructors
  • Defensive driving techniques
  • Safe dual-control vehicles
  • Affordable payment plan available
  • Save $25 if prepaid in full
  • Regular price: $2,475 ($275 discount)
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Teen Chaperone Service (Secretary of State)

This service is ideal for parents who are unable to take their teens to the Secretary of State to get their permit or their license once they are eligible. Nova provides guidance and expertise throughout the teen’s trip to the Secretary of State.

 

Teen Permit Chaperone Service (Secretary of State)

  • Teens are ready to get their permit after their fourth classroom session (or if they have completed their in-class requirements at their high school, but did not obtain their permit). Our instructor will drive your teen to the Secretary of State, guide them through the process, and bring them back to Nova.
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Teen Road Exam Chaperone Service (see packages below)

  • Nova makes it easy for your teen to get their driver’s license
  • Road-test practice/prep and the use of a Nova vehicle for the road test
  • We pick your teen up at home and spend either one or two hours preparing them for their road test through on-street practice and review (the time spent depends upon the purchased package). Our licensed, professional instructors will accompany your teen through the complete process of obtaining their driver’s license. Once your teen completes the road test, we will bring them home.*

Eligibility requirements for road test:

 

The student must:

  • be at least 16 years old
  • have held their permit for at least 9 months
  • have completed driver’s ed classroom course
  • have accumulated 50 hours of behind-the-wheel observed practice
  • have received a letter of eligibility from the state of Illinois

* Additional charges may apply if outside of radius.

 

Teen Road Test + 1HR BTW $165

  • One-hour 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 SOS
  • Home pick up/drop off*
  • Regular Price: $170. Discount: $5

Eligibility requirements for road test:

 

The student must:

  • be at least 16 years old
  • have held their permit for at least 9 months
  • have completed driver’s ed classroom course
  • have accumulated 50 hours of behind-the-wheel observed practice
  • have received a letter of eligibility from the state of Illinois

* Additional charges may apply if outside of radius.

 

Teen Road Test 2HR BTW +RT $210

  • One two-hour 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 SOS
  • Home pick up/drop off*
  • Regular Price: $219.

Eligibility requirements for road test:

 

The student must:

  • be at least 16 years old
  • have held their permit for at least 9 months
  • have completed driver’s ed classroom course
  • have accumulated 50 hours of behind-the-wheel observed practice
  • have received a letter of eligibility from the state of Illinois

* Additional charges may apply if outside of radius.