Blog posts of '2020' 'April'

What Should You Know Before Driving In Canada?

Majestic mountain ranges, expansive lakes and breathtaking prairies all make Canada a popular destination for visitors from the United States. You can appreciate these peaceful sights, even more, when you take the time to drive through this vast country. However, what should you know before driving in Canada?

Should I Join a Roadside Assistance Program?

Oh no! It happened again . . . another flat tire. And this time, you forgot to put the new spare tire back in the trunk. What are you going to do? That type of uncomfortable situation has existed ever since cars were invented. For that reason, automobile clubs that provide roadside assistance have existed for almost as long as cars have been around.

FREE Program for Schools & Districts

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On March 19, 2020, Richard Corcoran, the Commissioner of Education, met with all FLDOE approved Virtual Providers and requested that they help Florida schools to swiftly implement distance learning options.  The next day, on March 20th we started offering our online driver education course to Florida school districts at no charge for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.  We have waived any and all fees for student completions through August 15th 2020.

In addition to districts already using the program, several new districts have implemented our program and have enrolled hundreds of their students within hours of signing up. We are ready to help more districts if any still want to avail themselves of this provision.

The below services will be included and provided at no charge to your district: 

  • 1.  Fully ACCREDITED and approved by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE).
  • 2.  Students earn ½ high school elective credit towards graduation.
  • 3.  Includes the required Florida Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education Course (TLSAE).
  • 4.  Includes the online FL Learning Permit Exam for FREE (we are a FLHSMV-approved tester).
  • 5.  Enables your district to retain BOTH the FTE and the Virtual Education Contribution.
  • 6.  Students meet the Florida state-mandated online graduation requirement.
  • 7.  Turnkey Learning Management System to allow schools to get up and running in just minutes.
  • 8.  Public web page to allow students to self enroll.
  • 9.  To learn more watch this video.

In addition, we are covering the cost charged by FLHSMV for both the TLSAE (Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education) and Permit Test, which are required elements to obtain a drivers license in Florida, for all students during this period as our donation to help both our students and school community.

We understand that districts are facing a monumental challenge to provide immediate online options for their students, thus we are prepared to assist with whatever measures are necessary to get our course implemented quickly so that students can start or continue in a driver education course that has already been started in the classroom.

If you are interested in enrolling your district in this program please email us at partners@usnhsa.com, by replying to this email or call (800) 829-3727.