Today’s Driving School

For Tomorrow’s Driver

Our Focus is Helping Your Teen Become a Safe Driver 

At Today’s Driving School we know that you are concerned about your children’s safety when they become licensed teen drivers. We share your concern, that is why we offer a curriculum approved by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and employ only the most qualified instructors possible. 

Qualified Instruction 

All Instructors are licensed by the Department of Public Safety to provide driver’s education in the state of Minnesota. To represent Today’s Driving School our instructors must first pass two tests administered by the state. After which they must pass an in-depth evaluation of both Behind the Wheel and Classroom instruction skills before being licensed. 

Our instructors then undergo our own detailed training in both behind the wheel and the classroom environment before they are allowed to instruct on their own. 

Our instructors are friendly and patient. They enjoy working with young people and genuinely care that all teen drivers are properly instructed in the safe use of an automobile. 

Classroom Curriculum 

Today’s driving school has developed a curriculum focused on providing your teen driver with all the skills necessary to become a safe driver. Your child will receive detailed instruction in a variety of formats proven to help students learn, no matter their learning style. Our instructors engage your teen through chapter review, worksheets, movies, discussion and classroom activities.

Our Daily Lesson Plans focus on specific portions of the Minnesota Driver’s Manual helping your student learn the following: 

  • How to get their license. 
  • Vehicle requirements. 
  • Vehicles. 
  • Traffic Laws and Vehicle Operation. 
  • Sharing the Road 
  • Rules of the road. 
  • Traffic signs, signals and pavement markings. 
  • Driving Conditions. 
  • Your Driving Privileges. 
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 

Behind the Wheel Curriculum 

Today’s Driving School has developed developed a behind the wheel curriculum focused on helping your student bring all their classroom knowledge together developing their driving skills.  Our Evaluation Sheet organizes driving skills helping your student focus on key skills that will make them a safe driver.

Our instructors provide positive feedback while discussing driving errors and helping them identify skills they need to improve upon. Detailed notes help you to see the progress your student is making and also helps you identify skills you need to focus on when riding with your student. Some of these skills are:

  • Defensive driving. 
  • Parallel parking. 
  • The 90-degree parking maneuver. 
  • Correct lane changes. 
  • Right of way. 
  • Moving and steering the vehicle. 
  • Visual scanning. 
  • Negotiating intersections. 
  • Highway driving. 
  • Emergency procedures. 

Parent Aware Class 

Today’s Driving School offers you an opportunity to attend a parent class that is designed to help you and your child get the most out of their driver’s education.  You will learn how the whole process works, what your responsibilities are, your options and receive plenty of useful tips from our instructors.

A reward for attending the class is provided by the Department of Public Safety. Your student is required to log 50 hours of practice time, with 15 hours being night-time driving.  Students, whose parents have attended this free class, only need to log 40 hours of supervised driving. Fifteen of those hours still need to be night-time driving.