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Academy Driving School
Lapeer MI 48446

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  • Reviews for Academy Driving School

    • Published 12/7/2018 10:26 AM


      Imagine your worst teacher; now imagine your worst customer service experience. Now combine all that into one ugly, squat, nasty little package and you've pretty much got Academy Driving School. Try to find somewhere else adn save yourself the bad experience.

    • Published 11/28/2015 4:06 AM

      No One

      Highly don't recommend this business for road testing. The person who did my test doesn't seem very well mannered and is a bit of a jerk.

    • Published 11/16/2015 11:16 AM


      My child completed Segment I, Segment 2 and the road test through this company. Great job!!

    • Published 2/8/2014 7:02 PM


      my brother went though here and paul is a complete jerk i would never go though here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Published 9/17/2013 9:30 AM

      Jake Prusaitis

      This business is poorly run. They never answer their phone and are frequently out of the office. They did not show up to my motorcycle skills test which I scheduled and payed for a few days prior. It's unfortunate because they have potential to be a great business. I would to recommend choosing academy driving school.

    • Published 11/8/2012 11:23 AM

      elizabeth fisher

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    • Published 3/17/2012 5:28 AM

      You are all retards.

      I'm not too surprised some of you halfwits failed.

    • Published 2/15/2011 10:04 PM


      my son went through here and my daughter went to A Careful Turn Driving School in davison and my other daughter went to Sears. Honestly they were all fine driving schools. Thank goodness though I am done with kids taking drivers training :) My daughter that went to davison was the happiest though, but i think that was because her science teacher is the owner of that school and i think she might have a crush on him because she talks about him a lot

    • Published 2/14/2011 7:33 PM


      How much does it cost?

    • Published 10/12/2010 7:07 AM


      pretty cool but too many annoying lapeer kids. but i would have to disagree with the whole teachers suck thing. i usually maintain c average at an alternative school and came here and i passed all the tests, pretty easy. and btw guys the instructors are not all that "hot".

    • Published 9/20/2010 2:30 PM


      im probably gonna be going there next month. soo excited. heard soo much about kyle from all my friends that went there. but yeah. all my friends failed the road test thingy the first time lol

    • Published 8/30/2010 3:08 PM


    • Published 8/28/2010 8:51 AM


      hahaha to the mom with two kids and six friends who failed parallel parking.... LOSERS!!! Seriously, how hard is it?

    • Published 8/25/2010 7:00 AM


      My child did not attend Academy Driving School but did however take his test through them because of high recommendations of this company. The tester was nothing but courteous and seemed to genuinely care how my son did on his test. It is unfortunate that parallel parking is part of this test and that one or two people have bad experiences and need to comment. I give this school and Road Tester a big thumbs up!!!

    • Published 8/3/2010 10:03 AM


      I personally know at least six people, two being my own children, who had to take the driving test more than once after this school failed to correctly teach them how to parallel park. Only AFTER we (the parents) RETAUGHT them how to do it correctly did they pass the test. Also, the current person who does the road testing has a SERIOUS attitude problem. There was no cause for her to be so nasty.

    • Published 6/22/2010 7:07 PM


      Well, I've never been to this school but from what I've herd. I'd have to give it a thumbs down. But Kyle on the other hand, Mmmmmmmmmmm.

    • Published 6/7/2010 7:40 PM


      Mmmmmmmm Kyle.......

    • Published 3/18/2010 6:28 AM


      Academy, just like any other drivers education program, provided me with the knowledge I need to become a safe driver. This is not a political debate, and shouldn't be taken so insanely offensively. Bad attitudes really do affect how you do in a course. The long rant at the bottom of the page has great points on a negative influence on the schooling. However, I did not have a bad experience. I had a teacher from lapeer come to my school in North Branch. He was pleasant, and NO, he was not "SOOO HOT!". He had to be in his late forties. So listen real quick kiddos...It's abotu what you learn about the road and safe driving habits, not how hot the teacher may have been. I truly hope you do not get your license until I am off to college. Your focus was on the "hot" teacher, not the important safety issues in regards to being a driver. Driving is a privelege. remember that. Hopefully, you learned more than the intructors face. Academy Drivign school taught me well, and I am looking forward to taking my road test through them.

    • Published 6/30/2009 9:06 AM


      The teacher's were nice but too laid back. I didn't really learn anything, and I failed my segment 1 test the first time I took it. I'm normally and all A student, but the teachers sucked.

    • Published 6/6/2009 6:52 PM


      stupid niggas

    • Published 2/20/2009 1:54 PM


    • Published 1/7/2009 11:17 PM


      PAUL IS THE HOTTEST GUY I HAVE EVER MET!!! HIS BUT IS SOOOOOOOO AMAZING! i am so glad i went to acadamey! mills sux! and you physco lady who took up half the dang page complaing SHUT UP! because nothing you said in all your 3058435084 pages made no sense! btw is kyle as hot as paul? :) never met him!

    • Published 1/7/2009 10:58 PM


      Paul is so profesional and funny at the same time! I would reccomened this school to anyone! way better than the mills!

    • Published 10/21/2008 11:54 AM


      it was awesomeee! they were so nice and sweet to me and they taught me all the things that i needed to know!!!: )

    • Published 6/7/2008 1:56 AM


      I took a road test yesterday at Academy and was very satisfied. The people who work there were very professional and courteous. I think some people write bad comments if they don't do well on the test - and then try to blame others. Oh well. I would recommend going there to all my friends.

    • Published 4/21/2008 12:32 PM



    • Published 3/5/2008 12:38 PM

      Vicki Douglas

      My first son went to this school and we were very satisfied. I am getting read to sign my last son up for his road test with this school. I was very happy with the class, staff and experience. The only reason my last son didn't attend this school this year, is because a different school came into GOodrich schools. BUT... I am going to use them for the road test. They are very considerate and make sure that your child does belong behind the wheel of a car. Thank GOD !!

    • Published 7/6/2007 8:12 PM


      this was an awsome corse! the classes were easy, and all the instructors are so nice~ but kyle defanly made it so hard to consentrate on the road because he so hot~!~ (so ill give them an 4)

    • Published 12/27/2006 2:17 PM


    • Published 12/25/2006 10:11 PM

      Mariam Maksutova

      would anyone happen to know if academy driving has a web page?

    • Published 12/4/2006 10:46 AM

      Rachel Bailey

      this is definetley the BEST school to take this through! the instructor is soo funny and the driving instructors are hot!!!

    • Published 11/25/2006 3:16 PM


      Academy is a load. They think that they're better than their students. They are snide and if you read these reviews, it seems like they insult you if you have a complaint. But because they are one of the few schools in Lapeer, they think that customer service isn't important. If there was, they'd be out of business pretty quickly. They're a bunch of self-centered clowns. I wish that I'd have gone to Mills.

    • Published 11/13/2006 5:15 PM

      Phil Joseph

      Academy Driving School has totally copied off of the Mills Driving School Web Site. Check out the FAQ sections of both pages. Then check the copyright dates. What a joke! How lame are they? They brag that they've been around so long, well then how come you copy off all the new comers? Get a life! My brother went to Academy, and hated it. I went with Mills and it rocked.

    • Published 8/3/2006 3:56 PM

      Tim Chappell

      I do not have to solicit positive reviews talk to anyone above the age of fifteen and you will learn for yourself.

    • Published 8/3/2006 3:53 PM


      we got it you had a bad experience now if you could move on with your life that would be great you spent less than one hour with the academy and the rest of your life complaining.

    • Published 7/9/2006 9:04 AM


      I was finished when my review was turned into a forum and message board by Academy's associates, then they had my review erased. I'm surprised that they'd be so duplicitous to have a negative review removed, and I'm determined to express my opinion. This is an honest review based upon my experiences with Academy Driving. I have not been encouraged by anyone to post this (unlike the slew of positive responses which are made at the urging of the school itself). The review: I recently attended Academy Driving and had a very unpleasant experience with the woman who gives the driving tests. I don't know her name, she is fairly short in stature, heavyset and has a nose ring (this description isn't intended to be insulting -- I'm merely giving a description of her in lieu of her name). She was rude from the moment I showed up to the time I left. She acted as if I was lucky to be given an audience with her. Every word that came out of her mouth had a nasty tone of impatient condescension, every question was sharp and unbelievably rude. There was no reason for it. I was completely taken aback by this attitude. Not only was she in a position of authority, but she was taking money from me and still behaving in this way. After this, I submitted a review on this website. It was an honest review. Then the school, seeing this negative review, encouraged a bunch of students and employees to come on with positive reviews -- look at the pattern...whenever anyone posts a negative review, there are several positive reviews to counter it. This is more than a coincidence, it is encouraged by the school, which smacks of dishonesty. Afterwards, Tim Chappell posted a couple of times, saying I shouldn't be rude in turn to the Academy tester, and that I should 'rise above'. Later he said that she was 'having a bad day' and I should extend a kindness of understanding to her. Even though they took money from me, even though I was a customer, I should tolerate abject rudeness? I'm amazed at this attitude -- does Academy Driving really think that it's above professional behavior and ethics? Does Mr. Chappell really believe that the employees of Academy are within their rights to be rude and unprofessional to customers (and everyone who attends is a customer -- this is something Academy should keep in mind with everyone who walks through their door). Should I 'rise above' and accept completely unwarranted rude behavior even though I have paid money to your school? Would you pay money to a store, be treated rudely and inappropriately, and then smile and say thank you? Ridiculous. Academy Driving is a school of cliquish behavior -- they feel more responsibility to their employees than they do the students (CUSTOMERS) that pay money to go there. In my case, they took my money, treated me rudely, and, upon complaining via review, was essentially told 'be nice to us' regardless of the fact that they were the ones who were rude and they were the ones who took money from me without a moment's thought of customer courtesy. There, that is my review. Again, it is honest and reflects my feelings about Academy Driving. I don't wish them harm or ill will, just regret at the treatement I received from them. Considering the much-talked-about Vocation of one of the instructors, I would expect more concern, integrity and especially honesty. Again, I'm finished. Erase it again and I'll post it again. The unfortunate thing is that now Academy is going to encourage their students to post a bunch of positive reviews to counter this review, probably turning it into an insult-fest again. Their choice. But I would hope that Academy, instead of going on the defensive and trying to create a less-than-honest appearance of student loyalty, would look at their own practices and emerge a better, more customer-appreciative business, with a premium on honesty and intent upon creating a reputation of integrity (rather than one based upon solicited 'positive' reviews).

    • Published 7/5/2006 12:50 PM


      I think someone left out Paul!

    • Published 6/30/2006 10:30 AM


      it was great with a good mix of funny videos and serious disscutions

    • Published 6/29/2006 5:08 PM


      This is def the best school in lapeer to take this through. The instructor is hilarious and with hot driving instructors like kyle, chris, and jarrod u can't go wrong!

    • Published 6/29/2006 3:43 PM


      very nice

    • Published 5/17/2006 1:32 PM

      Ron Doutt

      Instuctor was very nice.

    • Published 11/14/2005 9:55 AM


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