High School

1302 North Street
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 596-7000
Attendance: (360) 596-7003
Fax: (360) 596-7001



             2017 - 18


      Dates:    September 18 – October 11

        • Must be 15 years old by first day of class

     - (click here for tentative dates of future classes)


Class Time:   2:30 - 4:30 pm


Driving:  Total of 6 hours of driving with the instructor must be scheduled, outside of class.    

 * A missed drive costs $25.00 !


       Where:   Olympia High School

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       Cost:  $460,  sign up in the main office

 Tuition includes DOL Knowledge Test!


Instructor:  Lem Elway  (360) 969-0456  or elwaysports@hotmail.com

Registrar:   Wendy Rae  (360) 596-7010  or  wrae@osd.wednet.edu


Mandatory Parent Night:

We will have an educational parent night on Tuesday, September 19th at 6:00 pm in the OHS Library. Special guest speaker with be the Thurston County Coroner.


Before class begins: 

  1. Go to the Washington State Department of Licensing website http://www.dol.wa.gov/  and click on the “Get a driver license” link.  Follow the prompts for “Steps to getting your first license” to pre-apply online.    (If you already have a Washington State ID, you do NOT need to do this.)
  2. Email your permit/confirmation number/State ID number to Mrs. Rae at wrae@osd.wednet.edu.
  3. Within ten days of class starting, Mrs. Rae will submit the electronic waiver that verifies you are enrolled in an approved Driver’s Education class.
  4. Go into any DOL office to get your permit and begin driving!

After the class:  OHS does not offer the DOL Driving Test.  You will need to go to another driving school to take the driving requirement.  We do not provide you with a certificate of completion, but all information is entered electronically into the DOL website within days of finishing class.


Questions?  Stop by and ask and/or call or email!