EDI - Stewartville
After many years of requests from Stewartville Parents, EDI is now providing classes for the Stewartville and the surrounding areas in Stewartville!
We provide classes at Redemption Hill Church, just a couple blocks from the High School (see map below). Classes will be offered in the Spring, Summer and Fall.
Once you have determined what works best for your schedule, click the Register button to get signed up. Please see FAQ under the calender for the most common scheduling questions. If you have any further questions please use the Contact link at the top. Thank you for choosing EDI!
EDI - Stewartville
100 5th St SE
Complete Package : $370
This is the most common choice for teens in need of driver's education. This package includes the required 30 hours of classroom instruction as well as the 6-hours of behind-the-wheel training all students under the age of 18 are required to complete. Please read over our program agreement so you are aware of specifics to this package.
Classroom Only : $220
This includes the 30 hours of classroom instruction only. This should be the choice for any teen taking the class who will not be 15 within three months of completing the classroom course. Note: You cannot get your blue card (which allows you to take your permit test) until you are enrolled in a behind-the-wheel program. So when your teen turns 15, you will submit payment for the behind-the-wheel training and your blue card will be mailed out.
Behind the Wheel - 6 hours : $240
This is package is designed for both teens and adults requiring road training and includes three 2-hour driving lessons. This package will meet the requirements for teens under 18 who have a permit and wish to take their road test. Students who have attended EDI classroom course, are discounted $20 from this package. If you already have an account with us, please do not register for this training. We only need payment to get you set up.
We ask all parents to attend the final half of lesson 10 to bring you up to speed on how our program works and what your responsibility is. If you don't see a future schedule, it means we haven't defined the dates yet. If Stewartville Classes do not work, check out our Rochester Schedule. See below calendar for FAQ .
EDI Offers Driver's Ed in Stewartville Spring, Summer and Fall
Summer 2017 are now open for registration.
1) How do I know if the class I want still has openings?
During the school year it is rare for a class to fill up. However summer sessions will fill up. To check on availability go to the registration page to sign up for the package you would like. If you can register for a class, there is still room in the class. If the class is not listed, it means all seats are full.
2) I am not able to make it to all the classroom sessions. Can I still sign up?
We expect our students to place their driver's ed high on the priority list, however we understand that unavoidable conflicts do happen. Though most driving schools require you to come back the following month, we provide a couple options to help teens complete their training with us. Video make up must be done at Rochester location.
$10 Charge - Making up the lesson in an alternate session when available. This can sometimes be up to 1-month out depending on the next class schedule. This does not need to be scheduled, students can just show up.
$20 Charge - Make up the lesson during ANY classroom session via computer based lesson. Example, student needs to complete lesson 8, they could come to lesson 1 and watch the pre-recorded lesson. Student must attend full 3 hour class to receive credit. This needs be scheduled a head of time and prepaid.
$40 Charge - Make up the lesson at ANY time as long as we have an instructor available at the school. We do not staff an instructor at our location so this must be prepaid and arranged in advance so we can match up schedules.
3. I'm not 15 yet, can I still take the classes?
MN State Law says you must be at least 14 to begin driver's ed. Though we prefer you to be as close to 15 as possible to avoid large gaps in education to application, we do allow signups for teens as early as 14.5. If you will not be 15 within 2 months of completing the classroom, you should be signing up for the classroom only option.
After turning 15 and beginning your training you will then enroll in the 6-hour BTW package. Our complete package requires all students to complete our program in 10 months, which would be a problem for students who are not 15 (or close to) when the classroom begins.
4. What if I cannot attend the Parent Session?
This is very important part of our program as we need parents to be on the same page as EDI during this vital year of training. However we understand that work or other conflicts can get in the way. We do not require parents to attend, though we ask them to make the commitment in their teens road safety by attending. Your attendance also provides you with a certificate that you can submit to the state of Minnesota to reduce the required training hours from 50 to 40 with your teen. Starting Jan 1, 2015 teens will have to submit a detailed state driving log which shows a minium of 40 hours with parents (along with a certificate from parents showing their attendance of a parent session) or a minimum of 50 hours for those parents who did not attend a parent session.
We have over a 95% turnout in every class! If you are not able to attend, you can attend an alternate session or we ask the students relay the information to you as your role as a Parent Driving Instructor will have more influence on their success then anything we can do as a driving school.