(614) 907-5903

6019 Columbus Pike
Lewis Center, Delaware County 43035

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UPDATE 3/23/2020

Dear 1st Choice Driving Academy Family,

For the safety of you and our employees we will be suspending all drives and continuing with the class suspension until April 6, 2020.  At that time, we will assess the situation based on the directives of Governor DeWine.

Our office will be open by appointment only.  We are still available by phone and email for questions, concerns and registration for the upcoming summer months.  Please feel free to contact us at 614-907-5903 or dennis@1stchoiceda.com.

It is our sincerest hope that all are doing well and we want to assure you that once the stay-at-home order is lifted we will be ready to get our students going again ASAP.

Please check back here for updates to the time parameters of the suspension and the return to operation dates.

Thank you for your patients and understanding during this time.


Dennis & Kristie

1st Choice Driving Academy


Dear 1st Choice Driving Academy Family,


This announcement comes with a heavy heart as it deeply saddens us to disappoint our students, but effective March 20, 2020 we will be suspending the classroom classes until further notice.  This is certainly a trying and difficult time for all and we will get through it together.  Please be assured that whatever the duration of time that the classes are suspended, your contract will be extended.  If you have questions, please read this in its entirety as we have tried to include as many answers to questions that we believe you may have.

We are currently moving forward with the in-car sessions with precautions in place.  There will only be one student in the car with an Instructor at any given time.  This will allow our Instructors time to sanitize between each student.  We are keeping the current pick-up drop-off arrangements.  Whether it be an at home pick-up/drop-off or at our facility, the Instructors will need additional time in dropping off the previous student first and sanitizing the vehicle prior to picking up your student.  We ask for you patients and understanding in extending our Instructors this additional time.

Also, if a student has completed at least one classroom session, they are eligible to participate in the in-car sessions.  They do not have to have completed the classroom to do the drive sessions.  They will have to complete the classroom portion when the classes open back up to receive their certificate even if drives have been completed. For those that have signed-up for classroom sessions, but have not yet started, please contact our office so we can discuss options and steps going forward.


All online student drives that are currently scheduled will go as planned and an appointment needs to be set to drop-off/sign paperwork as usual if not already complete.

The office will be open regular business hours on Friday, March 20th and Monday March 23rd if anyone needs to pick-up certificates or drop-off/sign paperwork.  Starting with Tuesday, March 24 office hours are by appointment only.  Please call the office at 614-907-5903 or email us at dennis@1stchoiceda.com.

We will continue to answer/return phone calls for any additional questions/concerns and for those who wish to get their students signed up for Driver’s Ed for the coming months.

Please be advised that Ohio BMV’s are currently closed until further notice.  This includes all testing sites.

We will keep you updated with any changes and as always feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

We thank you for you understanding and we are praying for all.


Thank you,

Dennis & Kristie Bowman

1st Choice Driving Academy