Start Smart: Driving Smart to Stay Safe
In a continued effort to support students and to maintain a safe campus Aptos High School is partnering with the California Highway Patrol Department to offer the Start Smart Program.
Excerpt from the “Start Smart: Driving Smart to Stay Safe” on the California Highway Patrol Department website:
Getting their driver's license opens a new world to young drivers. Suddenly, the possibility of new destinations and experiences with friends are within grasp. But a new driver lacks the experience that is sometimes needed on the road. Situations can appear in a second, sometimes too fast for a new driver to respond to. But, there are ways to avoid dangerous situations. There are ways to keep a new driver - and their passengers - safe on the road.
Although not mandatory, we are asking all students participate in the Start Smart Program if they plan to obtain an AHS parking permit for the 2016-17 School Year.
The next class will be offered in the fall of 2017. Please call the California Highway Patrol for information on other classes offered throughout the year.
Thank you for your support.
Aptos High School Administration
Parking advice from the AHS Administration Team in order to improve your experience while on campus:
- Arrive at school events early and pick up late
- Schedule on-campus meetings after peak hours of congestion. (morning and at the end of the day)
- Do not stop in RED ZONES
- Do not park in BUS ONLY ZONES
- Follow the direction provided by school personnel
Driving & Parking Reminders
- Students may not leave campus without prior parental permission and written authorization from the Attendance Office. Students that do leave campus without a pass will receive a period cut or unexcused absence for the time that they are gone and the absence can not be cleared afterward.
- All parking lots are OFF Limits and are considered OUT OF BOUNDS during school hours; including break and lunch.
- Students many not return to their vehicles at anytime during the school day without administrative authorization.
- Forging a parking permit will suspend your privilege to park on Aptos High School property during regular school hours.
Should you have any ideas or comments regarding parking at Aptos High School, please email Joseph Smith at: [email protected]
Please include the word "Parking” in the subject line.