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Advanced Driving Academy (ADA) was started in 1996 by retired Canton Police Officer, Leonard Schemanske. The owner, administrative staff, and coaches work extremely hard to meet the training objectives set by the state of Michigan.  ADA is widely recognized for its instruction from a law enforcement perspective and offers driver's education and road testing in the Plymouth and Canton areas.

We have taken the state curriculum and objectives, added years of experience from law enforcement and educational backgrounds, and developed a structured program that takes driver education seriously. This educational environment motivates and allows all students to grow, develop, and perform to their maximum potential.

At Advanced Driving Academy we truly care about every single person that comes through our program. Many young, inexperienced drivers come to us apprehensive about getting behind the wheel. Our Instructors instill confidence and strength. At ADA our goal is to educate in order to build strong, confident, safe drivers. We go the extra mile by not only educating the student but also the parent. The first day of every teen Segment I program is a student/parent session. This session allows us to spend some time informing parents and teens about the Michigan Graduated Driver License Program (GDL program), as well as address any parent concerns.

We believe you can't put a price tag on safety. Newer vehicles, and a quality program with experienced, educated, and caring instructors are the most important issues when choosing a driving school. ADA has taken Michigan's guidelines and objectives for driver education and designed a curriculum that will create safe and intelligent drivers for life.

Our office hours are Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM, and Saturdays from 9 AM to 3 PM. We offer classes, private drives, and road tests even when we're not open, so be sure to check our schedule.

Why choose ADA?

  • Experienced, professional, and caring instructors
  • Newer, safe vehicles
  • Competitive cost
  • Flexible, convenient scheduling


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