Gage Park Driver Education

The Chicago Public Schools Driver Education Program consists of two phases.  The first phase is the Classroom phase, which can be taken at the student's high school or at Gage Park High School.  The Classroom phase must be completed before entering the second phase.  The second phase is the Behind-the-Wheel classes, which are also called Traffic classes.  Students must complete six Traffic classes in order to finish the Behind-the-Wheel phase of Driver Education.  In order for a student to enroll in Behind-the-Wheel classes at Gage Park High School, he or she must show proof of successful completion of the Driver Education Classroom phase.
 

Contact Information

Director: Paul Wrenn

Phone: 773-535-9237

Emailpawrenn@cps.edu

Address: 5630 S. Rockwell, Chicago, IL 60629

The Driver Education Trailer is located behind the school (56th St. and Talman)

Office Hours:

If you need to:
      • Register for Behind-the-Wheel (Traffic) classes
      • Complete and submit a permit application
      • Pay for a permit
      • Pick up your permit
      • Register and pay for the Classroom

You can only come in person during the following times:

      • Monday - Wednesday: 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
      • Saturday: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Thursday: CLOSED
      • Friday: CLOSED
      • Sunday: CLOSED
 

Behind-the-Wheel (Traffic) Hours:

      • Monday - Thursday: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      • Saturday: 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Friday: CLOSED
      • Sunday: CLOSED

Gage Park Driver Education will be closed on the following days:

Wednesday, December 15th

Saturday, December 25th

Saturday, January 1st

Monday, January 17th

Monday, February 21st

Driver Education Fees:

$50 fee for Classroom (Includes 30 clock hours)

This fee must be paid when registering for the classroom and may be paid in cash or money order made payable to "Gage Park High School."
 
$20 fee for Instruction Permit (Includes fee for initial driver's license)
 This fee must be in the form of a check or money order made payable to "IL Secretary of State."
 
$50 fee for Behind-the-Wheel Classes (Includes 6 Traffic classes)
This fee must be paid online (linked below) with a credit card or an eCheck.

General Information:

STUDENTS MUST BE A RESIDENT OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO OR ATTEND A HIGH SCHOOL THAT IS IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
 
We will only schedule one Traffic class at a time.  Students who have missed a Traffic class or need to change their Traffic class date must complete this Traffic Schedule Form to reschedule their next traffic class.
 
Students must wear closed toe shoes while driving.  DO NOT WEAR SANDALS or CROCS!
 
Everyone must wear a mask at Gage Park Driver Education.  Please bring your own mask.  We will not provide a mask for you!