Driver's Education at Green Level

  • Chip Bunn is Green Level's Driver Education Coordinator.  If you have questions, please contact him at gatordrivered@outlook.com.

     

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON HOW TO OBTAIN YOUR DRIVER'S ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATE:

     
    Please follow the steps below to obtain a Driver's Eligibility Certificate (DEC). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Karah Fegeley at kfegeley2@wcpss.net.  We are asking for at least 48 hours' notice.  The DEC is valid for 30 days so we recommend having a DMV appointment prior to contacting Green Level.

     

    Step 1: Scan or take a photo of the Driver’s Education Course Certificate of Completion and email it to Kfegeley2@wcpss.net. Once the Certificate has been received an appointment will be made for pick up.

    This will limit the amount of paper that has to be exchanged by staff and students.  If you are unable to scan or take a photo of the document, then you will need to bring it with you to the appointment.

     

    Step 2: Bring the following documents to the appointment: 

    • Student’s birth certificate or passport

    • Completed Driver’s Education Certificate (if it has not been emailed ahead of time)   

    • Proof of address if the current address is different than the one listed on the Driver’s Education Certificate or the address listed in PowerSchool.  Address must be verified for the NC Real ID.

     

    Step 3: Receiving the DEC

    Once you have a confirmed appointment, please come to Green Level at your appointment time. You will be directed to ring the doorbell. Please tell staff your student's name and that you are here to pick up a DEC. Staff will bring the DEC to you and verify the documents.  

    *Please Note- Driver's Education Certificates are valid for 30 days. We recommend that you have a DVM appointment prior to contacting Green Level.

      

    IMPORTANT NEW INFORMATION AS OF SEPTEMBER 16, 2020:

     

    Driver Education Class Information:
    The 2020/21 class schedule for October, November and December plus the 2020/21 Driver Education registration form is now available.  Students must be at least 14 1/2 years of age to be eligible to take Driver Education.
     
    Per Jordan Driving School/WCPSS policy students are placed into classes based on age-- only the oldest 35 students who submit a registration form are placed into each class. For information purposes it is very rare for a student under the age of 15 to be placed into a class
     
    Registration for the October, November & December classes will open on Sept. 15th
     
    Registration for the October class will close on Sept. 22nd. 
    Registration for the November class will close on October 9th  
    Registration for the December class will close on November 6th.
     
    Class invitation emails will be sent out to the oldest 35 students the week following the close of registration for each class
     
     
    Behind the Wheel Instruction:
    We are currently driving students who took the class in December 2019. I am hopeful to begin driving students from the Jan/Feb 2020 in late Sept or early October. Students who took the class virtually in the summer will be scheduled once we have completed driving students from the Jan/Feb class.
     
    DMV Eye Exam for October and November Classes:
    October 20, 2020, from 3-5 pm for the October Driver's Education class
    November 18, 2020, from 3-5 pm for the November Driver's Education class
     
    If you have questions please email Coach Bunn at gatordrivered@outlook.com or for additional information, please go to www.jordandriving.com.
     

Driver's 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.

    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 web site at 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.