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.  When school is in session, he may be reached at 919-694-8222 ext. 27993.

    All basic Driver Education Information can be found at www.jordandriving.com.  There will be 3 Driver Education Classes held at Green Level from September through December and 4 classes from January through May.

    1st Semester Tentative Schedule Class
    1- Sept. 19th to Oct. 3rd Class
    2- Oct. 24th to Nov. 8th Class 
    3- Dec. 4th to Dec. 17th 
    ***Class dates from Jan-May have not been finalized but will be posted at www.jordandriving.com by Nov.1st. 
     
    Registration Periods: 
    ** September to December Classes-- Registration forms will be accepted from August 26th through Nov. 1st.
    ** January to May Classes—Registration forms will be accepted from Nov. 4th through March 6th.
    **Summer Driver Ed (June to August Classes)- Registration forms will be accepted during the month of April. 

    For a registration form, please click here.

    Classroom Sessions: In order for students to be considered for a Driver Education class, a registration form must be submitted to Coach Bunn. Registration forms can be submitted online at gatordrivered@outlook.com or they can be turned in to the Student Services Office. Again, registration forms will only be accepted during the specific registration windows.  Students must be 14 ½ years of age prior to the 1st day of the Driver Education class in order to enroll in a class.

    Per WCPSS/Jordan Driving School policy, students are placed into classes according to age, not by the date the registration form is submitted (the oldest 35 students are placed into each class). Because of the number of students registering for placement into Driver Education, students may not get into a class prior to their 15th birthday. Behind-the-wheel: There is a waiting period of approximately 8 to 12 weeks between the completion of the class and being scheduled for the driving phase. Placement in BTW is made based on when the student completes the class and then by age (oldest to youngest) within each class. When contacted by a driving instructor, please be sure to make note of his/her name, contact information, and your schedule for driving.

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.

Carefully read instructions for completing the registration form and return it to Student Services.  Questions? Contact Chip Bunn.