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La Costa Canyon High School

A Proud Member of the San Dieguito Union High School District
Class of 2024 Info
Class of 2024 Info

Start Smart

Start Smart Classes: Required for 2024-2025

Start Smart Classes: Required for 2024-2025

Start Smart Driving is an SDUHSD required driver safety education class.  It is offered as a response to the numerous teen car crashes and related fatalities in our community.   All San Dieguito Union High School District students and their parents/guardians must attend a 2-hour Start Smart class to obtain a parking permit to park on their school campus.  Officers from the California Highway Patrol will discuss traffic avoidance techniques, collision-causing factors, driver/parent responsibilities, seat belt usage, dangers of driving under the influence, and many important safety tips.   Parents are required to remain in the class with their students for the entire 2 hours. Students must attend the class with their parents/guardians.  Attending with a friend's parent does not qualify as credit for the class.  
The class is free of charge.  Classes are 6 pm - 8 pm in the LCC Theater (except August 6th, 10 am-12 pm).
Reservations are required.  Please RSVP to  Include in your email: Student's name, school by name, ID number, and the name of the student's parent that will attend the class. You will receive confirmation of the class.  (Please don't send email from your school address - StartSmart is unable to access info)
Please note:  Students only need to take the Start Smart class one time in their high school career.
We will not be ticketing cars for the first 2 weeks of school. 
Questions: Please contact Nancy Logan, San Dieguito Alliance, 760-310-5310
2024-2025 Start Smart Dates
LCC Theater 
July 25: 6:00 pm - 8 pm
August 6th: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
August 29th: 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Sept 30th:  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
April 30th: 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm (Location: Learning Commons)