The Community Ed Programs are open to all regardless of background or residence; however district residents will be given preference.

Are you an expert hobbyist, up beat citizen, or just someone who wants to give back to the Springville Griffith Institute (SGI) Community through your skills and knowledge?  SGI is interested in new courses and instructors for our Community Education program!

Course proposals for teaching Community Education in SGI are being accepted for the new school year. If you are interested in teaching a class, the course proposal application is available on our website at Or, you may contact the Community Education Coordinator, Jan Gadra, at 716-592-3211 or

If you would like a course proposal application mailed to you, please call 592-3211 and provide your mailing information with your request.

Please return the completed form by mail to:

Jan Gadra

267 Newman Street

Springville, NY 14141

Or you may fax the form at Fax# 716-592-3268

Driver Education Course

In New York State schools is a course implemented via a joint partnership between the New York State Education Department (NYSED), and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The Driver Education course is intended to educate students (age 16 or older) on appropriate driving skills and habits as well as playing a responsible role in the highway transportation/safety system. Course highlights include 24 hours of classroom instruction and 24 hours of behind the wheel training and observation. Students who satisfactorily complete the course are eligible to receive the MV-285: Student Certificate of Completion.

The MV-285 Student Certificate of Completion allows:

  • a NYS Junior Permit holder to schedule a road test,
  • young drivers a possible reduction in automobile insurance cost (participation is dependent upon insurance provider participation), and
  • a 17 year old to receive a senior license (MV-285 form must be submitted to local DMV to attain this benefit).

5-Hour Pre-licensing Course

This is the required Department of Motor course for first-time drivers or those with expired or revoked licenses.  Anyone attending this class should have knowledge of the NYS driving manual and bring their driver’s permit with a $30 fee.  Classes are held one day per month.

High School Equivalency Course (GED)

This course prepares students (over 18) to obtain a GED (General Education Development) high school equivalency diploma from the New York State Education Department.

Please contact Frontier CSD directly or website below for details and schedule

Phone: 646-9412
Fax: 646-9416