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Program Information

Nathan's Driving School has become part of the Together We Care Community and will offer driver education programs and services. Our programs are designed to create safe teenage and adult drivers who are able to become more independent by obtaining their drivers license.

 

Our programs are taught by state licensed instructors who are fully background checked and experienced. Nathan's Driving School offers our program for students with a wide variety of  exceptionalities and needs. Our instructors are patient, kind and understanding.  

 

Nathan's is one of Atlanta's oldest and most reputable driving schools. We opened in 1986 and are a multi generational family run business so we care about our students and hope they return with their own children someday. We understand that driving is a privilege and being able to safely helps create confidence and independence for our clients. 

We offer both behind the wheel only programs and packages that include the comprehensive in person class for teens. Please speak to your Together We Care case manager to see what programs you should sign up for. 

 

The basic classroom course is a combination of thirty (30) hours of class instruction (which can be in person or remote via zoom) and six (6) hours of private in-car instruction (additional in-car instruction time can be added). Students who successfully complete the basic course will earn a Certificate of Completion. A 30/6 Certificate is included for students who do the whole program including the min. of six hours behind the wheel in-car instruction. This classroom course also meets the requirements of the "Joshua Law" which went into effect on January 1, 2007. By meeting the Joshua Law requirement for students under 17.

Behind the Wheel lessons start with two hour increments per lesson and go up from there up to forty or more hours if needed.

Students who complete the minimum of six hours of behind the wheel lessons may also sign up to take the state road test with us as we are third party testers.

All behind the wheel lessons are completed in two hour increments, are private 1:1 and will start and end at Nathan's Driving School's main location, 5105 Peachtree Blvd. Chamblee, GA 30341

We are working with Together We Care and supporting students who have been granted lessons though the program. Please see the registration link below. This is a contract only (required by the state) and does not require payment. Will will invoice Together We Care.

For more information, feel free to contact us the Office (770) 454-9100, After Hours Cell (404)-409-4566 or email us at front.desk@nathansdrivingschool.net RE: Together We Care

For Rachel the Owner email info@nathansdrivingschool.net

Frequently asked questions

What does the program include?


The basic comprehensive driver education program consists of 30 hours of classroom activities and 6 (or 8+) hours of private in-car lessons. The State of Georgia's required Alcohol & Drug Awareness Program (or ADAP) is NOT part of this course because it is taught as part of the health course at your school. It is available for free online under the DDS website as e-adap. We do have instructors certified for school wide needs. Certificates of Completion for the comprehensive course cannot be issued until all 30 hours of classroom activities have been completed, the final exam has been successfully passed, and the 6 (or 8) horus of behind-the-wheel instruction have been completed. For students who are only doing behind the wheel lesson, you will be able to obtain a six hour certificate after completing the first six hours of drive time with us. We also offer learners permit tutoring for students and can provide transportation to and from DDS for exams that are combinted with lessons and/or tutoring.




How much does the course cost?


Our Current 2021 Pricing and Packages are below. We offer a variety of options: 30 hr classroom / 6 btw $499.00 Basic 30 hr classroom / 8 btw $639.00 Bronze
30 hr classroom / 10 btw $799.00 Silver 30 hr classroom / 12 btw with road test $899.00 Gold 30 hr classroom / 20 btw with road test $1499.00 Platinum
30 hr classroom / 40 btw with road test $2,500.00 Diamond Classroom Only 30 hr classroom $199.00 Classroom Only (behind the wheel must be purchased separately Road Test Add on $55.00 (Must be at time of package purchase) Student Notebook Fee: $5.00 Service Fee for All Programs $25.00 @ 2 hours $149.99 - Recommended for people who need just a refresher and/or an experience driving on Georgia roads @ 4 hours $279.99- Recommended for drivers who have already had extensive practice and have specific requests (such as or highway driving) @ 6 hours $399.99- Recommended for driver's who need basic skill practice, parking skill practice and who have driven before. Also required by DDS for students to take the state road test directly with us. @ 8 hours $549.99 - Recommended for people who need more practice with basic skills, parking skills, highway driving and test prep @ 10 hours $649.99 - Recommended for novice drivers who have not driven before and need to learn car basics, the rules of the road and a more comprehensive experience. This is the minimum we recommend for teenage drivers and included time for consultation with parent/guardian @ 12 hours $749.99- Recommended for people who need some extra time and practice beyond the minimum . Recommended for international drivers who are new to driving in the United States. @ 20 hours $1,199.99- Recommended for new drivers who need all the basic skills, parking, highway driving, test prep and extensive practice and more experiences (including night driving) @ 30 hours $1,799.99 -Recommended for any student who is a novice driver and has specific needs and needs a lot of practice with the safety and guidance from learning with a licensed instructor. @ 40 hours $2,400.99 -Recommended for students who will not have the opportunity to have extensive driving practice at home with family.




Does my student have to have his or her learner's permit before beginning the course?


Although a student can take the classroom portion of the course prior to having his or her learner's permit, he or she MUST have his or hear permit before starting any of his or her in-car lessons.




How do I enroll for the course?


You can enroll online directly from this page of the website. Or you can complete an enrollment form in our main office.




When can I enroll for the course?


Enrollment for any session is available prior to the first day of class until the maximum number of students is reached (depends on our facility and any private facilities we teach at)




When do I pay for the course?


Full payment must accompany the enrollment and is due prior to the start of courses or lessons. Payment plans are available (may be split into two). Payment will be due in full prior to any final days of class or lessons. If you have difficulty with payments or a special situation, please contact the owners.




What methods of payment are accepted?


Credit card Debit card Paypal State Voucher Program Program Scholarships Cash or Check - in person at the office




Will I receive confirmation that the enrollment has been accepted?


As soon as the completed enrollment form has been received, a receipt will be emailed to you directly from paypal and our site. If you pay in person, we will have you sign the contract in office and you will get a copy. If you do not get a copy of a reciept from paypal or are having any issues with payment online, please call the office between 9-5 M-F and we will process payment over the phone.




If I pay for the course and then decided not to take it, can I get a refund?


We do not offer refunds. However, you can reschedule for the following session for a $25.00 change fee. No refunds will be issued if the student stops attending classes or is expelled.




How many students are in a class?


The maximum number of students for any classroom is 20. Early enrollment is encouraged. Please keep in mind that there must be at least 5 students enrolled for any session in order for the session to be held. Private schools may vary their classes sizes depending on need and space available. Covid precautionary requirements may also change class size. For behind the wheel lessons, all lessons are 1:1




How long do I have to complete the course?


Both courses must be completed within 6 months. If you do not complete, please understand that the remaining hours and the tuition paid will be forfeited, and that the student willl not receive any credit for the course and no Certificate of Completion will be issued.




What if a classroom session is missed?


All missed classroom sessions must be made up. There is a $25.00 charge to schedule a make up class. If a student misses more than 7 1/2 hours of the classroom, then he or she MUST start the entire classroom portion of the course over from the beginning and pay an additional $100 re-enrollment fee. The classroom instructor will advise students who miss classroom sessions as to what they need to do to make up the missed sessions. Please do not schedule a class if you know in advance you will miss. Treat this class as you would any other important class as you are learning a crucial life school.




How does the schedule for the behind-the-wheel lessons work?


All in car sessions must be scheduled after the classroom portion has been completed. You may contact the main office at 770-454-9100 to schedule the behind-the-wheel lessons. The behind-the-wheel lessons are scheduled in two-hour sessions increments. The in-car instructor will come to the school or home to pick the student for the lessons. The sessions are strictly private (one student and one instructor), and are available 7 days a week, and are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.




What if a behind-the-wheel lesson is missed?


Appointments for behind-the-wheel lessons may be canceled or rescheduled with at least 72 hours notice for no charge. If between 24-71 hours, a $50 rescheduling/cancellation fee will be required. If 24 hours or less/same day or no shows the student will be charged an additional $100 for the two-hour missed lesson. This fee must be paid PRIOR to any other scheduled lessons being taken or the "missed" lesson being rescheduled. We understand medical emergencies and if you have a letter/excuse from a doctor’s office, you will not be charged. Please remember, our Instructors work hard and if you miss or cancel a lesson with less than 72 hours, they lose their time and you take up time that could have gone to another student. We are a small business and this is our livelihood so we have a very strict cancellation policy.




Once the student has successfully completed the driver education program, can he/she take his/her driving test at Nathan's Driving School?


For those under 18, as long as he or she has had his or her permit for at least one year and one day, and has successfully completed the 30 hours of classroom and 6 or more hours of in-car lessons, then he/she can take their driving test with Nathan's Driving School. The test is given in a Nathan's Driving School car, and the tests are given even if it is raining - unlike the Dept of Driver Services locations. We offer the test on a limited schedule at our offices in Chamblee and in Roswell. We can also now offer the road test on site to anyone over 18 who has taken six hours of lessons with us as of 1/1/2020.




What if Nathan’s cancels a course?


Canceled courses and schedule changes may occur. Nathan’s reserves the right to change the class schedule and or cancel classes due to lack of enrollment or otherwise. You will be offered the option to switch classes at no charge if this occurs and/or get a full refund. Our instructors may have to cancel lessons or rearrange if they have a need arises. We will attempt to do any changes with as little inconvenience as possible to you and work with you. If any lessons are canceled within 24 hours of the lesson because of us, we will reschedule at no charge and/or refund you for the lesson.




What happens if I lost my certificate or any other documentation from Nathan's?


Any duplicate copies or requests for documentation that has previously been issued will incur a $25.00 administrative fee (as we have to go back to find files, make copies, find information on our systems and state systems and spend time getting this for you). If you need information that is more than three years old, we will do our best to get it to you. We hold physical files and information for three years from the date of service and keep electronic files as long as possible.




What do we need to bring with us to get a driver's license at the Department of Driver Services.


Proof of Identification: State Issued Learner's permit, Current Passport or birth certificate Proof of Residency: Two service bills with your addresss Teenage Drivers must present a school attendance record, a certificate of completion of the ADAP or eADAP course from their school (we do not teach it, it is taught in a health class and/or available for free online at the department of driver services website and a certificate of completion of Joshua Law requirements (certificate of a completion of a driver's ed course and six hours on the road or the parent affidivit of completion (guardian will be asked to sign that this has been done at the DDS location). Teens must have a legal guardian with them or notarized affidavit that a guardian has been assigned to take them (such as a driving instructor)