Parking Permits/Start Smart

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 seat belt 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.


Locations, dates and times 2019-2020

After taking the Start Smart Class and completing the Parking Permit Application Form, students may obtain a Parking Permit sticker from a campus supervisor.