Driver Education

Hilton CSD Community Education and AAA of Central and Western NY jointly offer Driver Education classes after school in the fall and winter, and daytime classes during the summer at Hilton High School, 400 East Ave., Hilton. Students must have a valid NYS DMV Learner's Permit. Those who complete the course successfully get a one-year AAA basic membership and insurance reduction certificate.


Location and Fees

AAA assigns drive times according to registration. Instruction/theory meets in the High School, Room 1402. Pay by check or online: $430 HCSD Resident, No GAP; $440 Non-HCSD Resident. Register early as class size is limited. For further information, call 392-1000, ext. 7044 or 7045. 

Please note: your child is registered with Hilton CSD Community Education/Driver Ed when BOTH registration and payment are received in our office at 225 West Ave., Hilton, NY 14468.



Attendance Policy

The New York State Department of Education requires that the student attend all classes and vehicle driving labs in order to receive a NYS DMV MV285 certificate, which permits holder to schedule a road test with NYS DMV and obtain a NYS driver's license. All students must attend 24 hours of classes and 24 hours of driving in-vehicle. The program includes a written exam and driving skills tests.

Failure to meet these requirements will result in course failure and denial of the student's MV-285 (completion certificate) and insurance certificate. Neither work, vacation nor extracurricular activities are acceptable excuses for missing a driver education lecture or lab. If your child is ill and you know in advance that he/she will not be attending class, or have questions about student attendance, call AAA at 1-800-836-2582, ext. 73504 or email

All missed classes or drives must be made up and a possible fee of $30 per missed classroom or vehicle drive ($60 if both are missed) charged. Fees must be made payable to Hilton CSD Community Education and mailed to 225 West Ave., Hilton, NY 14468.  ALL MISSED CLASSES AND DRIVES ARE RESCHEDULED WITH YOUR INSTRUCTOR (not Hilton Community Education). A student with three absences risks being removed from the program. Driver Education requires commitment on the part of students and parents to fulfill the NYS DMV course requirements. No refunds will be given once the session begins.



Discounted Rate for Families Qualifying for Free/Reduced Meals

Hilton CSD resident families who qualify for Free & Reduced Price Meals are eligible for a discounted registration fee of $396 due in two payments of $198 each. Families must submit copy of approval letter from Hilton Food Service. For information on this discounted rate, please call 392-1000, ext. 7044 or 7045.


To confirm registration, call Hilton Community Education at 392-1000, ext. 7044 or 7045 or email

The AAA of Western and Central NY is NYS DMV-certified and provides all instructors and vehicles. The program is NYS-approved and will run year around.

NOTE: MV-285 certificates are mailed to each student's home.

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