2016 - Mike Johnson has good news for parents and teens - your family's summer schedules need not be held hostage by long, drawn-out high school Driver's Ed programs. Mike is the owner of the Wichita Driving School and Wichita Driving School East, which offers year-round driver education courses for students who have busy schedules, vacation or camp conflicts, or have been left out of the school program due to their date of birth. Now in its 8th year, WDS allows teens to get qualified to drive at their convenience.
Wichita Driving School Offers Flexible Scheduling and One-On-One Instruction
WDS Driver's Ed classes offer personalized, one-on-one instruction at times that are convenient. They even offer door-side pick-up for the driving lessons. Mike believes that one-on-one instruction builds confidence and is a key to greater safety. He says few, if any public school courses offer one-on-one instruction behind the wheel. In large, oversized summer classes, important points can be missed. Many students across Kansas are currently forced to take their academic driver ed course work online, due to budget cuts in certain districts. In a crowded van or car, a teen may worry what their peers in the backseat think or may be put in danger by another student driver.
In the classroom, WDS emphasizes defensive driving and stresses the importance of having a good attitude and using common sense. Some high-risk areas for teen drivers include driving with other teen passengers, driving after 9 pm, unwillingness to wear seatbelts, riding with an immature or impaired driver, and the use of cell phones or text messaging while driving. WDS emphasizes ways to handle or avoid such problems in their academic courses and driving lessons.
Wichita Driving School, a member of the National Safety Council (NSC), also offers an extra course for those looking for more academic training or an insurance discount. The NSC course, defensive driving, promotes a personal, lifelong commitment to being a responsible, low-risk defensive driver.
Wichita Driving School Inc.
is located at 724 N. Country Acres
(1 block west of Central and Ridge). Wichita Driving School East, LLC
is located at 6115 E. Central
(1 block west of Central and Woodlawn). The main office is currently at the west location. Both schools are licensed by the State of Kansas. WDS is a member of the BBB, National Safety Council, and the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce.
One-On-One Instruction for Teens and Adults at Wichita Driving School
2005 - In previous decades, driver education was a rite of passage for many high school students. While the course is invaluable for teaching teens the rules of safe driving, it is not easy to take these days. Many schools offer it only during the summer or at other times that are difficult for busy families. To offer a better alternative, Mike Johnson, an educator for over 15 years, recently opened Wichita Driving School Inc. at 724 N. Country Acres (Central and Ridge Road). Mike offers drivers education classes with personalized, one-on-one professional instruction at times that are convenient. He even includes door-side pick-up. The drivers ed course offered by Wichita Driving School allows beginning drivers to get qualified to drive at their convenience. "Many teens have busy schedules involving sports and studies, and have difficulty fitting in driver education. Our class times offer much more flexibility, so we're able to make it work for them," Mike says. The course, also available toadults, provides eight hours of classroom instruction and six hours behind the wheel. Defensive driving is highly emphasized in class and behind the wheel. Students with hectic schedules can get their drivers education completed in a timely fashion with one-on-one instruction.
Wichita Driving School Inc. is located at 724 N. Country Acres (1 block west of Central and Ridge). Wichita Driving School East (opened 2010) is located at 6115 E. Central (1 block west of Central and Woodlawn). The main office is currently at the west location. Both schools are licensed by the State of Kansas. For more information or to enroll, call 316-651-0848 or 316-721-7950.
Note: With a 15-year-old Restricted License, you can drive by yourself to school and work. At the age of 21 years, you are entitled to valid DL. No minor passengers (besides siblings) are allowed to ride with a restricted driver. Check Our "Teen Laws" page for more information.
About Our Owner
Mike Johnson, the owner of Wichita Driving School and Wichita Driving School East, has been involved in Driver Education since 1991. He graduated from Emporia State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Mike taught Driver Ed in the public high school sector for 5 years before getting involved in private driver training. Wichita Driving School Inc., opened by Mike in 2003, is located at 724 N. Country Acres (1 block west of Central and Ridge Road). Wichita Driving School East is located at 6115 E. Central (1 block west of Central and Woodlawn Road). Both schools offer year-round driver education and defensive driving courses for teens and beginning drivers. WDS can help students with busy schedules, vacation or camp conflicts, or who have been left out of the school program due to their date of birth. It is also an option for adults, who have not yet learned to drive. Locally owned and licensed by the state of Kansas, the Wichita Driving School is a member of the National Safety Council, Wichita Metro-Chamber of Commerce, and an Honorary Member of the Better Business Bureau. For more information or to enroll, call 316-721-7950 or 316-651-0848.
316-721-7950 (West) | 316-651-0848 (East)
Wichita Driving School is the only school in the state of KS to belong to the Better Business Bureau and the National Safety Council.
Call us now and join one of our schools today. By successfully passing our 14-hour Driver's Ed course, one can usually receive a KS License at the DMV, with no additional testing (besides the eye test).
Note: The DMV reserves the right to test or deny any license applicant.