• Registration for 2022-2023 

    JANUARY 2023 UPDATE  

    • SPRING 2023 Registration is CLOSED.

    • SUMMER 2023 Registration & Course dates: TBA (estimated announcement date Mid-Late April)

    • REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT are now PAPERLESS. 

    • Students must be 14.5 by the start of the course to be eligible. 

    • Join Driver Ed Remind using code: @admhsde for updates and announcements.

    • Visit: https://jordandriving.com/athens-drive-high-school/

    DECEMBER 2022 UPDATE

    Spring 2023 Registration will start December 12th - Registration will be PAPERLESS and can be completed at https://jordandriving.com/athens-drive-high-school/

     
    Per WCPSS/Jordan Driving School policy, student class placement is prioritized based on age, with the oldest 35 students receiving priority. 
     
    ONCE ALL SEATS IN A CLASS HAVE BEEN FILLED, REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE and No MORE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THAT CLASS.
     
    Registration for Spring Classes will open on Dec. 12th by 9am.
    1. Dec. 12th for students who will be 16 and older, on or before the 1st day of the class they want to attend
    2. Dec. 19th for students who will be 15 ½ and older, on or before the 1st day of class they want to attend
    3. Dec. 26th for students who will be 15 and older, on or before the 1st day of the class they want to attend
    4. January 2nd for students who will be 14 ½ and older by the 1st day of the class they want to attend
    Once a class is full, registration for that class will close. 
     

     
    BEHIND THE WHEEL TRAINING: We are currently contacting and driving students from the AUGUST 2022 section of the course with the oldest students in the section receiving priority. The current wait time for Behind the Wheel instruction at Athens Drive HS is 8-10 weeks once a student completes the classroom portion of the course. Please know that students and/or their parents/guardians may elect to use a Private Driving School. If this is your decision, please visit https://jordandriving.com/in-and-out-transfers/ to start the process. 
     

    Driver Education Overview

    The goal of the Wake County Public School System and its driver education contractor, Jordan Driving School (JDS), is to provide a quality driver education program to all students in a safe and timely manner. The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours of behind-the-wheel training. The average time to complete the Driver Education class, from registration through the classroom and driving phases, is four months. Students wanting their permits by age 15 must register on or before the age of 14 years, eight months. Students with extracurricular activities or jobs may take longer due to conflicts with scheduling driver education.

    There are no academic requirements in order to take the driver education class. There are academic requirements in order to apply for a permit or license after finishing the driver education class.

    Students should complete and submit a registration form. Once students are assigned to a class, they will be notified to pay the $65.00 fee in order to finalize their registration. Students that are dismissed from driver education class due to behavior or attendance problems will not be allowed to take driver education a second time through the Wake County Public School System.

    Parents are highly encouraged to attend a parent-teen meeting, held on the last day of the classroom session for driver education students. This meeting will inform parents and students of behind-the-wheel procedures and provide best practices for parents teaching teens to drive.  Attending parents will receive a Parent-Teen Driver Training Manual and DVD designed to give parents proper driving techniques and lessons, to help themselves and their teen, during Phase 1 of graduated licensing.

     

    Registration Information

    You must be 14½ years of age for the required 30-hour classroom portion. Driver Education is offered through a private contractor, Jordan Driving School, after school hours, Saturdays, holiday breaks and during summer months. Driver Education is offered to each eligible student residing within Wake County, who pays a $65 fee to register for a class. A lead teacher at each of the WCPSS high schools is assigned to administer the Driver Education program.

    You must be 14½ years of age for the required 30-hour classroom portion. Driver Education is offered through a private contractor, Jordan Driving School, after school hours, Saturdays, holiday breaks and during summer months. Driver Education is offered to each eligible student residing within Wake County, who pays a $65 fee to register for a class. A lead teacher at each of the WCPSS high schools is assigned to administer the Driver Education program.

     

    Additional Information

    For additional information, a message may be left for the lead teacher, who will return the call as soon as possible. You may also call Jordan Driving School, or visit their website www.jordandriving.com. On the website you will find general information, email addresses for the lead teachers, specific classroom dates and a list of additional classes that might be available. For Behind the Wheel questions or information specific to your school, contact your lead teacher.

    Additional Contact Information for Driver Education:

    Jimmy D. Ray II 
    (He/His/Him or Coach)
    Jordan Driving School
    Lead Teacher - Athens Drive Magnet HS (Rm: 2410)
    919-233-4050 ext. 24875 (Office)
    Behind the Wheel Instructor
    919-404-9345 (Mobile)
    Remind Code: @admhsde
    Talking Points Code: 1VXBSB

Athens Drive Driver Education Coordinator

Contact Coach Ray for more information about the Driver Education Program at Athens Drive Magnet High School.
 
Jimmy Ray, Driver Education Coordinator 
Phone: 919-233-4050 ext. 24875