• Welcome to Township High School District 214 Summer School Driver Education at John Hersey High School

    June 10 to July 25, 2024

    Welcome to District 214’s 2023 Summer Experience Driver Education Program!

    Here you will find information regarding the logistics, expectations, and procedures that will guide summer Driver Education. Please know it is our goal that all students achieve and succeed in Driver Education 2024, and we are here to support you and them through this experience.


    Driver Education is a SIX (6) week, 24-day program beginning on Monday, June 10, 2024 and concluding on Thursday, July 25, 2024

    Your student is enrolled in ONE (1) of four 2.5-hour sessions of Driver Education, the dates and times of which are below.  The specific section your student is registered for can be found in the notice that directed you to this webpage.

    Morning Sessions
    Session 1: 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    Session 2: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Afternoon Sessions
    Session 3: 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Session 4: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


    Week 1: Monday, June 10 – Thursday, June 13
    Week 2*: Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21
    Week 3: Monday, June 24 – Thursday, June 27
    Week 4: Monday, July 8 – Thursday, July 11
    Week 5: Monday, July 15 – Thursday, July 18
    Week 6: Monday, July 22 – Thursday, July 25

    * Due to Juneteenth falling on Wednesday, June 19th, summer courses will run Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday that week.

    There are TWO (2) components to each Driver Education session: the 30-hour classroom portion and the 6-hour behind-the-wheel portion, both of which are taught concurrently.

    Each Driver Education session consists of 75 minutes of classroom instruction and 75 minutes of behind-the-wheel instruction, the details of which are included in the following chart.

    Classroom Portion (30 hours)

    • Format: In-Person at John Hersey High School
    • Frequency: Daily
    • Length: 75 minutes

    Behind-the-Wheel Portion (6 hours)

    • Format: In-Person at John Hersey High School
    • Frequency: *On a Rotating Schedule
    • Length: 75 minutes


    Students will participate in the classroom portion of Driver Education daily for their assigned classroom time at John Hersey High School. Details regarding your student’s classroom teacher are below.

    Morning Sessions: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    • Teacher: Karen Kunde, karen.kunde@d214.org
    • Location: John Hersey High School
      Day One: Room 124 B/C/D/E
      After Day One: Room 136

    Afternoon Sessions: 3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    • Teacher: Joe Rupslauk, joseph.rupslauk@d214.org
    • Location: John Hersey High School
      Day One: Room 124 B/C/D/E
      After Day One: Room 136


    Students will participate in the behind-the-wheel portion of Driver Education on a fixed schedule and will drive TWO (2) days per week, either Monday/Wednesday OR Tuesday/Thursday. 

    Each Behind-the-Wheel drive will consist of ONE (1) Driver’s Education instructor and TWO (2) students. Drives will be scheduled in 75 minute intervals during which each student will both drive and observe.


    Morning Sessions

    Students attending Driver Ed in the morning sessions must be dropped off and picked up in the front of JHHS at Door 1. The rear entrance, Door 32, is for summer camps.

    Afternoon Sessions

    Students attending Driver Ed in the afternoon and evening must be dropped off on the side of the building, at Door 15.  A teacher will be at the door to let students in the building.



    Due to state law regarding required classroom and driving times, daily attendance in Driver Education is mandatory.  There will be no exemptions to this rule, as there are no make-up opportunities.  Students will be dropped from the class and their driving permit canceled with the Secretary of State, if they are absent.

    To report a student absence, please call: 847-718-5588.

    In the event of a weather emergency which closes schools, students may be required to attend a make up day.


    During summer coursework, John Hersey High School is a closed campus.  Students are not to leave campus or be in the parking lot for any reason, unless under the instruction of the Driver Education teacher.  Students may not leave campus or go to their cars during class breaks.

    Failure to adhere to closed campus rules may result in dismissal from summer school without a refund of tuition.  


    Cheating, plagiarism, stealing another student’s assignment, book or notes, are serious breaches of District 214’s standards of academic integrity.  Academic dishonesty may result in disciplinary action, including dismissal from summer school without a refund.  


    If you have any instructional questions regarding Driver Education, please reach out directly to your students’ teachers. They will share their contact information with you in a separate email.

    If you have programmatic questions, please reach out to a member of our administrative team.


    For quickest response, please use this contact method, summer@d214.org; 847-718-5588

    Scott Scholten, Principal, Summer Experience Session 1, scott.scholten@d214.org

    Mary Kemp, Assistant Principal, Summer Experience Session 1, mary.kemp@d214.org

    Mary Luckritz, Principal, Summer Experience Session 2, mary.luckritz@d214.org

    Sabrina Langlois, Assistant Principal, Summer Experience Session 2, sabrina.langlois@d214.org

    Stephen Polley, Driver Education Coordinator, stephen.polley@d214.org