What to Expect in Driver Education
Classroom Phase: 30 hours
During the regular school year, the classroom phase is held after school for 15 days (2-hour classes) or for 10 days (3-hour classes). Summer and holiday break schedules vary. Students must pass 30 hours of classroom instruction and the DMV eye test before being eligible for the driving phase. Students that fail the DMV eye test will be given a form by the DMV examiner and must have their eyes checked by a vision specialist.
Completed eye examination forms must be returned to their lead teacher or mailed to:
Jordan Driving School
3751 Junction Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27603
Driving Phase: 6 hours of Instruction
Students must pass the 6-hour driving phase called behind-the-wheel training (BTW), in order to receive a Driver Education Completion Certificate. Students who fail the classroom and/or BTW will not be allowed to enroll again through the school system sponsored Driver Education program except for extenuating circumstances to be determined by the principal.
Students can drive a maximum of two hours per day. Two students are assigned to drive during each BTW session. Each instructor determines his/her own driving schedule and will contact the student to establish a driving time. The students must experience a total of 6 hours of BTW instruction and 6 hours of observation time, for a total of 12 hours of in-car instructional time. Examples of schedules include: driving three days for four hours or driving four days for three hours. Instructors may drive students from the end of the school day up to 9 pm on school days and from 6am-9pm on Saturdays, holidays and school breaks.
When called by an instructor, write down the following:
- Name of Instructor
- A place to be picked up and dropped off
- Days and times of behind-the-wheel training
Completion of the Course
The Driver Education Certificate states that you have completed 30 hours of classroom, six hours of drug and alcohol prevention and six hours of BTW training. You will use this certificate to obtain a Driver Eligibility Certificate from your school and Level 1 Learner's Permit from the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles.
This certificate is valid as long as you need it. After getting your permit or driver license, file the certificate with your important papers for future use.
Please check with the RHS Student Services office for hours to pick up the DEC, especially during the summer.