Originally Posted by MysticBlue
I would be somewhat hesitant recommending the M school to someone if they have never done a track event before. The instructors are very good and patient and will work with you but I think you will get a lot more out of it if you've done some kind of autocross or track event (with instruction) before this. At my 2 day M school there were a couple of guys there who hadn't done anything before this and were obviously in a little over their heads.
I have always though it best to go to a few autocrosses before a track day. Much better place to learn basic car control skills.