• Applying to Driver's Education at Cary High School

    October 2021 Update       

    Registration for fall classroom is now OPEN.  

    Fall registration should be available at www.jordandriving.com.  Students will be placed in the class based on age.   We will begin classroom sessions in Wake County with the November session which will run 3:30-6:30 for 10 days. Due to the ongoing pandemic, class will be VIRTUAL. 

     

    Behind-the-Wheel:  

    • As mentioned previously, BTW will take place from CHS in 4-5 months AFTER the classroom session concludes.  All school year students county-wide must be scheduled for BTW, prior to moving to summer students.   
    • The Cary High drivers are still scheduling February students put on BTW rosters, organized by date of birth.  
    • With school beginning, BTW will be limited to after school and Saturdays again.    
    • Once BTW concludes, the driver 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 

     

     

    Legislative Update DMV:  Senate Bill 69 (DMV Licensing Requirements) was signed into law today by Governor Cooper as Session Law 2021-24. The bill reduces from 12 months to six months that time that a person who is at least 16 years old but less than 18 years old must hold a limited learner’s permit before obtaining a limited provisional driver’s license. It applies to applications for licenses submitted on or after 24 May 2021, but expires on 31 December 2021. A copy of SL2021-24 is linked below.  Please review to understand any applications that may related to your novice driver. 

    https://www.ncleg.gov/Sessions/2021/Bills/Senate/PDF/S69v7.pdf 

    Behind-the-Wheel:  

    • As mentioned previously, BTW will take place from CHS in 4-5 months after the classroom session concludes.  All school year students county-wide must be scheduled for BTW, prior to moving to summer students.   
    • The Cary High drivers are still scheduling February students put on BTW rosters, organized by date of birth.  
    • With school beginning, BTW will be limited to after school and Saturdays again.    
    • Once BTW concludes, the driver 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 

     

     

    Legislative Update DMV:  Senate Bill 69 (DMV Licensing Requirements) was signed into law today by Governor Cooper as Session Law 2021-24. The bill reduces from 12 months to six months that time that a person who is at least 16 years old but less than 18 years old must hold a limited learner’s permit before obtaining a limited provisional driver’s license. It applies to applications for licenses submitted on or after 24 May 2021, but expires on 31 December 2021. A copy of SL2021-24 is linked below.  Please review to understand any applications that may related to your novice driver. 

    https://www.ncleg.gov/Sessions/2021/Bills/Senate/PDF/S69v7.pdf 

    Obtaining Your Driver Eligibility Certificate

    The following process will allow students to receive a Driver’s Eligibility Certificate (DEC) while school buildings are closed due to COVID-19.

    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 Jilla Peasley (jpeasley@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 to 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.

    It is important that we limit the amount of direct contact and maintain at least 6 feet of social distance. For this reason, please limit the number of family members (preferably just the student and a parent or guardian) who attend the appointment.  Please arrive at the school promptly for your scheduled appointment to ensure that we can follow the social distancing guidelines that have been established.

    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 during Covid-19.

    DMV

    • 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
    • Proof of Residence (utility bill) along with N.C. Real ID Address Verification Form
    • $20 fee

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