Start Smart Driving Classes



Start Smart Driving Safety Class is a free driver safety education class that targets students between the ages of 15-20 years old and their parents/guardians.   All San Dieguito Union High School students and their parents/guardian must attend a Start Smart class in order to obtain a parking permit to park on their school campus.


Officers from the San Diego County Sheriff Department – Encinitas Substation and California Highway Patrol’s offices will discuss traffic avoidance techniques, collision causing factors, driver/parent responsibilities and seatbelt usage.


The Start Smart class was offered last year as a response to the numerous teen car crashes and related fatalities in our community.   


The Start Smart class provides an opportunity for teens and their parents/guardians to discuss the serious laws, obligations and responsibilities, and family expectations that are part of driving a car.


Reservations are required by the hosting high school.


Canyon Crest Academy

5951 Village Center Loop, San Diego

in the Theater*/Multi Media Center**


Classes will be held from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)

Wednesday, August 3* (9:30am – 11:30am); Thursday, September 15*; Thursday, November 17**;

Thursday, March 2, 2017**; and Thursday, April 20**.


To RSVP, please contact Patrice Gold at, or at 619.890.3240


La Costa Canyon High School

One Maverick Way, Carlsbad

in the Theater


Classes will be held from 6:30 – 8:15 p.m.

Tuesday, August 30; Tuesday, November 1;

Monday, March 6, 2017; and Tuesday, June 6.


To RSVP, please contact Nancy Logan at or at 760.310.5310.


San Dieguito Academy sponsored by San Dieguito Academy Foundation

800 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas

in the Media Center


Classes will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted).

Wednesday, September 21; Wednesday, October 12;

Thursday, February 16; Tuesday, April 18 and Tuesday, May 23.


To RSVP, please contact Nancy Perry-Sheridan at or at 760.519.5877.


Torrey Pines High School

3710 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego

in the Lecture Hall


Classes will be held from 6:00 – 8:00p.m (unless otherwise noted).

Tuesday, August 23 (10am – noon); Tuesday, September 13; Tuesday, October 11;

Tuesday, November 15; Tuesday, February 7, 2017; and Tuesday, May 9.


To RSVP, please contact Barbara Gordon at or at 858.354.3800