• Applying to Driver's Education at Cary High School

    Summer 2023 Information (April 3rd Update)

    ALL SUMMER CLASSES ARE FULL.  ONLINE REGISTRATION is first come, first served. There are no waiting lists.

    FALL CLASSES AND REGISTRATION TIMES WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THIS PAGE IN AUGUST.  Students cannot register for Fall until August.  Patience is appreciated.

    In the past, registration was staggered based on age, but for the summer, it is open for all Cary High students above 14.5 years of age as of the first day of class. 

    All students MUST register at their base school. Students that attend area private, charter, and home schools may register at their base public school for summer courses IF there are no classes offered at their primary institution. 

    Summer Class Schedule:

    • June 20-23, 26
    • July 10-14
    • July 17-21
    • July 31- Aug 4

    These one week sessions will be from 9am- 3pm in room 1106.   

    Other Driver’s Ed information can be found on www.jordandriving.com. 

    Registration can be done online at https://www.wake.jordandrivered.com/services.phtml/cary_high_school


    Behind-the-Wheel Updates

    · BTW will take place from CHS in 4 to 5 months AFTER the classroom session concludes.

    · The Cary High drivers are still scheduling students that took the class in November (as of April 30th, 2023).

    · Reminders: 

    • Driver instructors may contact you via phone, text, or email.  If an instructor leaves a message, the message must be returned by the parent to confirm the dates and times of driving instruction.  Driving instruction will not get scheduled until a parent speaks directly with the driving instructor. 
    • Masks are still required during behind-the-wheel instruction while in the vehicle.
    • Driving instruction is limited to after school and on Saturdays and Sundays.

    · Once BTW concludes, the instructor will issue a Certificate of Completion.  Please review it carefully for correct spelling and all other information BEFORE you leave the lesson.

    · DMV Eligibility Certificates (DEC) are issued through the student services office and can be picked up by the student or/parent.  You will need to show your copy of the certificate of completion referenced above.  

    · PRIVATE BTW Instruction: will be self-funded and info is available or paperwork can be requested by your driving school from JDS per directions here:  In-Out-Transfers

    Please check the Jordan Driving School website for more information. Jordandriving.com.

    Obtaining Your Driver Eligibility Certificate

    The following process will allow students to receive a Driver’s Eligibility Certificate (DEC):

    DECs are only valid for 30 days; therefore, students are only eligible to receive a DEC during this time if they have a confirmed appointment with the NCDMV within 30 days of the date of the request.

    Step 1: Submit a request 

    You will start by sending an email request to Robin Beltowski (rbeltowski@wcpss.net) including the date and time of your DMV appointment. You will then receive an email confirming the date/time you can come to the high school to receive the DEC.

    Once your appointment is confirmed with the high school, the following steps will be taken:

    Step 2: Gather documentation

    You will need to bring the following documents to your 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. The address must be verified for the NC Real ID.

    You can also scan and email this information to Mrs. Beltowski. 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 all of these documents with you to the appointment.

    Step 3: Arriving at your appointment to receive your DEC.

    Once you arrive for your appointment, a staff member will meet you at the front door of the school to process your paperwork and receive the DEC.

    Staff will check the student’s grades for adequate progress. The student must have passed 70% of the courses taken in the prior semester in order to receive a DEC.

    Once grades have been verified and all other documents are in place, the DEC can be issued to the student.

    Visiting the DMV

    Please check the NC DMV official website for hours of operation and appointment procedures.

    DMV required documents

    • Driver Education Certificate (from the instructor)
    • Driver Eligibility Certificate (DEC form from your school)
    • Original Birth Certificate (If not born in the U.S., valid passport/resident card)
    • Social Security Card (unlaminated)
    • Parent/Legal Guardian
    • Proof of Parent/Guardian Car Insurance and Driver's License
    • Proof of Residence (utility bill or other acceptable documents)
    • $ Fees

    More information about obtaining a NC Learner's Permit can be found on the official DMV webpage.



    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.

    Students are only allowed to take the class at the high school they attend or the designated location as determined by Jordan Driving School if classes are not held at their school.

    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 register online at jordandriving.com.  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, review DMV requirements for each phase of graduated licensing, and provide best practices for parents teaching teens to drive.

    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 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.