• To be eligible to take the class, a student must be 14 years and 6 months of age at the start of class and register at Jordan Driving School. A student who successfully completes 30-hours of classroom instruction and screening is issued a Restricted Instruction Permit which allows the student to drive a Driver Education vehicle during their behind-the-wheel training with a certified Driver Education teacher. 

    New contact for driver education is Angie Stephenson, at sandersondrivered@gmail.com (Ms. Stephenson will reply to emails within 48 hours of receipt, Monday - Friday.)


    Driver Education Update (Updated 11/30/21)


    The Vision Check for December classroom students, and any who still need it, is December 15, after school 2:30-3:30, in the auditorium hallway. Required documents have been emailed that need to be completed and submitted during the vision check. The next one will not occur until February. Email sandersondrivered@gmail.com with questions.

    Spring Classroom Registration

    We anticipate classroom registration materials/dates to be available between December 10-15 at www.jordandriving.com. Please submit a spring registration form at that time even if you sent one in for fall.

    There is not a January class, and then one session per month February-May. We hope to be face-to-face, after school, 2:30-5:30. There is still a major delay of about 6 months in moving to the BTW phase.


    Driver Ed Contact: The driver ed Lead Teacher will be changing January 1 but this email address will remain.



    • BTW is 5-6 months out after the classroom session concludes.  All school year students county-wide must be scheduled for BTW, prior to moving to summer students. 
    • We are scheduling April classroom students throughout the county and at Sanderson. Mr. Barnes and Mr. Davis are our current drivers. 
    • Plan to strictly follow all mandates regarding masks, hand-washing, and reporting development of any symptoms. This is expected of students & instructors alike. 
    • 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 to the parent through the student services office. Please see below: How to Obtain a Driving Eligibility Certificate.  Because DECs expire in 30 days, we schedule appointments with the parent/guardian on the Tuesday prior to your DMV appointment to come to SHS.  See below. 

    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 email me at sandersondrivered@gmail.com with any questions; email is much more efficient than voicemail and I prefer that you contact me that way! 

    Thank you, 

    Angie Stephenson (sandersondrivered@gmail.com)

    Register at Jordan Driving School

  • Obtaining a Driving Eligibility Certificate


    DECs are only valid for 30 days; therefore, we issue them the Tuesday prior to your DMV appointment.  Students are only eligible to receive a DEC when they have a confirmed Teen Driver Level 1 appointment with the NCDMV and passed 70% of their classes last semester. 

    Per NC Legislation, students are required to have passed 70% or 3 out of 4 classes last semester in order for Driving Eligibility Certificate to be issued. 
    NC Legislation requires a student's permit be revoked if the student is unable to maintain adequate progress towards graduation (passing 70% of all courses as determined by first semester and second semester grades....not quarter grades) or if a student drops out of school.


    Step 1: Email Driver's Education Completion Certificate and Proof of DMV appointment 

    Forward your students NCDMV Teen Driver Level 1 appointment email confirming the date/time of your appointment and the Driver’s Education Completion Certificate. You can either scan or take a photo of your child's driver's education completion certificate issued by the driving school/instructor. Email both items to Ashley Jackson (arjackson@wcpss.net).  Once these two items are received, we will schedule an appointment for the parent / guardian to come to Sanderson to complete and sign the Driving Eligibility Certificate.  

    If your student’s license was revoked due to grades, they will need an appointment with DMV for the last license level the student had earned (I.E., Teen Driver Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3).  DO NOT BOOK an appointment for “Driver license renewal/replacement”.    

    Step 2: Appointment to pick up the DEC

    The student's parent/guardian must come to SHS to complete and sign the Driving Eligibility Certificate.  The student does not need to come.   

    Bring the following documents to the appointment:

    • Completed Driving 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 Driving Education Certificate or the address listed in PowerSchool. Address must be verified for the NC Real ID.

    *If your student is enrolled in Home School or in a private school, you can follow this link for more information: https://ncadmin.nc.gov/about-doa/divisions/division-non-public-education

    Home School/On-line School (non-WCPSS)- https://ncadmin.nc.gov/public/home-school-information/student-driving-info

    Private Schoolhttps://ncadmin.nc.gov/public/home-school-information/student-driving-info

  • 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.

Sign up for Driver Ed

Contact the lead Driver Education teacher at your school. Check the main office for registration forms.