Laramie High School is offering driver’s education classes at the school this summer.

Driver’s education classes are available to students who want to sign up for them.

“It’s only two weeks, you get a grade, insurance goes down, you get your full license six months early and you don’t have to take any tests when you go to the DMV,” campus supervisor and driving instructor Kevin Kluz said.

During classes, students are in class for some of the time and are driving for other parts of the time.

Students must have their permit to participate and they drive in pairs. A driving instructor, such as Kluz will pull a student pair away from the class and take them out to drive.

During the driving, students learn how to parallel park, do three-point turns and drive on the interstate.

During the class portion of driver’s ed, students look at the laws of driving such as how a four-way stop sign works and what the right-of-way rule is. They also learn a little about car maintenance such as what it looks like when a tire is flat or overfilled with air.

Students also learn safety tips for driving in certain weather conditions. Students learn safe ways to drive in rain and fog.

 “I find it gratifying when I see students improve,” Kluz said.

To sign up for these classes, student should start by talking to either the school registrar, Pam Fisher or Den’ja Pommarane.

“It takes the parents to call because there is a fee to take the course in the summer. Students need their permit and at least nineteen hours’ drive time before class would start,” Fisher said.

Students are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible to get onto the list. The list works on a first come first served basis.

Students at the top of the list get their pick of classes and according to Fisher, if a student is at the bottom of the list, the class they want might be full.

LHS is trying to bring the classes back into the school year.

Instead of having the class during the summer, it would be an elective class that students could sign up for.

“I think you could do a lot more with the students, having the class during the school year,” Kluz said.

According to Kluz, his job would most likely change if the classes were to come back to the LHS curriculum. He said that he would do the driving part and Joel Boucher would most likely teach the students auto maintenance which includes changing tires, checking oil and possibly what kind of gas a tank uses and how to fill it up.

Kluz also said that bringing the classes back to the school would be beneficial because students could learn how to drive in snowy conditions. This might include learning what four-wheel drive is and how to use it.

There will be two sections of driver’s education classes in June, July and Aug. The first section is from 8-11 a.m. and the second is from 12-3 p.m.