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.

Start Smart driving safety classes at San Dieguito H.S. Academy, 800 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, CA (sponsored by San Dieguito Academy Foundation), 6-8 pm - Mustang Commons (Media Center):

Wednesday, August  22
Tuesday, September 25
Wednesday, November 7
Thursday, January 17 2019
Tuesday April 16

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

Listing of dates and times available at other SDUHSD schools  2018-19