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Summer Driver Ed Openings Still Available

May 25, 2017

There are still seats available in the Huntington School District’s summer driver education program, which is open to any student who has reached the age of 16 by June 25 and holds a valid learner’s permit.

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Summer Driver Ed Program Registration Approaches

May 7, 2018

Registration for the Huntington School District’s summer driver education program is approaching. The program is open to any student who has reached the age of 16 by June 25 and holds a valid learner’s permit.

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Spring Driver Education Registration Announced

December 7, 2017

Registration for Huntington High School’s spring driver education program is coming. The district has been offering driver training to students since the 1950s and that same commitment to preparation and safety continues today.

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Driver Education Program Registration Nears

August 18, 2017

Registration for the fall driver education program for Huntington High School juniors and seniors will be held on Monday, September 11 between 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in room 122. (Seniors will register first.)

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Huntington driver ed students with teacher
Ray Hettler (rear left) in 1962.

The Huntington Driver Education Program offers students comprehensive driver training through classroom lectures along with experiences on the road and in the high school simulator facility.  To be eligible, students must be 16 years old and possess a valid learner’s permit.  Upon fulfillment of program requirements, students receive a certificate of completion qualifying them for a senior license at 17 years old and providing a discount on their car insurance. 

Students are required to complete 12 hours of sessions in a car, 24 hours of lecture and 12 hours of simulator training for a total of 48 program hours.  Three month sessions are offered during the fall and spring semesters and a six week summer session is also scheduled.  A firm commitment to the program is required since students may miss a total of three classes, but according to state law those classes must be made up immediately.  Classes usually fill up on the first day of registration.  Call 673-2018 for more information about the next registration.

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Georgia Deren McCarthy, Coordinator

Georgia D. McCarthy has been Huntington’s district director of health, physical education and athletics since 2002. She began her career in the district in 1992 as a physical education teacher at Flower Hill and later worked at Huntington Intermediate and the high school.

After teaching for 12 years, Ms. McCarthy earned her state administrative certification through Dowling College in 2002. In addition to her other duties, she is Huntington’s coordinator of driver education and chairperson of the district’s Comprehensive Health Advisory Council.

Ms. McCarthy takes pride in personally knowing almost all of the students participating in the district’s athletic and driver education programs. She is a frequent visitor to Huntington’s gyms, fields and classrooms and is a constant presence at meets and games.