Burlington-Edison High School

Principal - Todd Setterlund / Assistant Principals - James Campbell, Jeff Demorest

The current summer class will be the last Traffic Safety Education class offered at Burlington-Edison High School.  The driver's education program is at a "cross roads," due to staff retiring and wanting to do more traveling in their retirement years.
The Traffic Safety Education instructors are appreciative of all the support from students, parents, community members, the B-ESD Administrations, and the B-ESD School Boards throughout the years, dating back to the 1960s. 
Many parents have asked, "What do we do now, if we have a teen that wants to take Traffic Safety?" 
The short answer is...there are a couple commercial schools in the Skagit Valley that offer driver's education.  Look to their website(s) to see what is offered.  Make telephone contacts to ask questions and get you concerns answered.
Please use our website to help you & your teen become a better teacher/ driver. 
Just remember, there will be no more classes in which to enroll. 
For more specifics, please visit www.be.wednet.edu/tse.
Please look at the 2016-17 Yearly TSE Schedule to see which class best fits your timeline and activities. 
Athletes and students involved in after-school activities during the regular school year, will need to enroll in the before school/zero hour/AM TSE class.
TSE Tribunes and application forms are available in the Athletic/Attendance Office during enrollment time, as well as in the "File Cabinet" section of this website.
Make sure to check the yearly schedule for specific dates to attend the respective mandatory Student/Parent Meeting. 
Enrolling students must be at least a Freshman class level or higher. 
Pick up an application packet in the Athletic/Activities Office during the enrollment period.
The course cost is $425.00  -  One DOL Knowledge Test and one DOL Skill Test is included!
You may apply in the Athletic/Activities Office during regular office/school hours.
Checks are to be made out for $425, to "B-EHS TSE."
Fall classes may begin enrollment starting "Picture Day" in August.
Check the "YEARLY TSE SCHEDULE" for the specific dates, times, and instructors for each TSE class.
You may download an application from this site, and turn it in...or mail it, along with your payment in full to:   Burlington-Edison HS Athletic/Activities Office; ATTN:  Lisa Drye; 301 N. Burlington Blvd; Burlington, WA   98233 
Students need to pre-apply online at the DOL website in order to get their Learner's Permit # (PIC).  Please print two (2) copies of the PIC number information from the DOL website.
You must attach this PIC number page to the TSE application when enrolling. If you have a WASHINGTON STATE ID, the 12 digit/number PIC number is on the ID.  WA ID owners DO NOT pre-apply on-line. 
Just write the PIC# on the application.
Our B-EHS TSE program includes the following:        
 *30 Hours of Classroom Instruction                           
 *6 Hours of Behind-The-Wheel Driving    
 *6 Hours of Backseat Student Observation/  4 Hours are required by WA State Law       
 *1 DOL Knowledge Test given on campus ... beginning summer/fall, 2016 the new 40-question written knowledge
       test will be administered statewide.  In addition to the traffic sign knowledge, and all topics from the older 25-
       item test, the new 40-item test will cover a range of topics including distracted driving, hazard awareness,
       along with alcohol and other drugs. 
 *1 DOL Skill Test given on campus
EVERY segment of instruction is delivered by Washington State accredited Teachers, endorsed traffic safety education instructors, and DOL qualified examiners at B-EHS.
Students must be at least 15 years old, on or by the Parent/ Student Meeting date, to enroll in a TSE class.
Sessions are offered during the fall, winter, spring and summer.
The $425 total payment fee is due at enrollment, and includes the classroom; the behind-the-wheel driving; backseat observation;  one DOL approved Written Knowledge test; and one Driving Skills Test.
This fee is nonrefundable, unless a student withdraws within the first five (5) hours of the course. Text (preferred) or call Mary Lynch, TSE Coordinator at 360.540.7777 if you have further concerns or questions. 


  • DOL Approved Knowledge/ Written Test
    The DOL Knowledge Test is administered by the classroom instructor at the end of each TSE course session, after successful completion of the 30-hour class.  Students not currently enrolled in a class can take the written test on the first (1st) Tuesday of every month during the regular school year at 6:00 PM.  The test is also given the first Tuesday during the summer months.
    Sign-up with Lisa Drye in the Athletic/ Activities Office. The written test may be available by appointment.
    Call or text Mary Lynch at 360.540.7777
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  • DOL Approved Skill (Drive) Test
    - By Appointment Only -
    TSE students who have successfully completed the TSE Course and the DOL Written Test, may 
    schedule the DOL Skill (drive) Test by  texting/ calling  Mary Lynch at 360-540-7777 after school hours. Once the student & Ms. Lynch have scheduled a test time, the student must send a photo copy of his/her WA State Permit to Ms. Lynch to verify DOL Portal/TSE completion.  This DOL driving skills test is administered by a qualified, B-EHS TSE staff member.  A B-EHS Honda TSE vehicle will be used during the DOL driving skills test.  

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  • The $425 enrollment fee includes one DOL knowledge test and one DOL driving skills test administered by B-EHS Staff

    A second or subsequent DOL written test requires a fee of $20 paid to Lisa Drye in the Athletic/ Activities Office

    A second or subsequent DOL driving test requires a fee of $30 paid to Lisa Drye in the Athletic/ Activities Office

    Accepted payment methods are by cash, by money order, or by a check payable to "B-EHS TSE."

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  •  The Department of Licensing reserves the right to conduct random knowledge and driving skills test re-examinations; applicants refusing to take the re-examination may have their license revoked.
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