Driver Education

Fall-Spring Information and Dates

Information and Dates for the Fall and Spring Semesters

Fall Semester 2019 – Registration begins August 26th 

Fall Session 1 – September 16th or 17th – October 23rd
Applications must be turned in to your school by September 5, 2019.

Fall Session 2 – November 4th or 5th – December 11th or 12th
Applications must be turned in to your school by October 18, 2019.

Spring Semester 2020 – Registration begins December 1, 2019.

Spring Session 1 – February 3rd or 4th – March 11th
Applications must be received by January 10, 2020.

Spring Session 2 – March 23rd or 24th – May 4th or May 5th
Applications must be received by February 21, 2020.

The classroom phase of the Driver Ed course will be conducted three days per week, immediately after school is dismissed.

The following high schools will meet on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3:50 until 5:50 p.m.:
Douglas Byrd, Gray’s Creek, Seventy-First, E.E. Smith, and Westover

The following high schools will meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:50 until 5:50 p.m.:
Jack Britt,  Pine Forest, Terry Sanford, and South View.  Cape Fear time will be 3:55 until 5:55 p.m.

If there is sufficient enrollment driver education classes will be offered once in the Fall and once in the Spring at the following schools:
Cross Creek Early College, Cumberland International Early College, Cumberland Polytechnic High School, Massey Hill Classical High School and Reid Ross Classical High School.

Upon completion of the 30 hours classroom requirement, students will be scheduled to complete their 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction.

  • The  behind-the-wheel will be held after school and on Saturdays.
  • The Driver Education Center will make every effort to schedule students for the behind-the-wheel phase within 3 months of completion of the classroom phase.
  • Students will be scheduled for behind-the-wheel according to age (oldest to youngest) and availability.
  • No absences are allowed for the behind-the-wheel phase.

Important:  When choosing a session consider all the activities (sports practice and games, band, ROTC, etc.) that you might be involved with.  Check the days, times and the dates that Driver Education will be offered at the school you attend.  Remember students are expected to attend all class sessions.  You are not allowed to come in late or leave early.  There are no excused or unexcused absences in Driver Education.  It is State Law that you must attend a minimum of 30 hours of the classroom phase.

Transportation for both phases must be provided by the parent.

Students must attend the 30 hours of the classroom phase, complete the 6 hours of behind-the-wheel phase and be 15 years of age before they can apply for a Learners Permit.

Published by Linda Fay Davis on October 29, 2019

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