Drivers Education General Information
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 who want 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.
Updated Information - August 21, 2020
Wake County Public Schools has suspended all classroom driving instruction until further notice. We will update our website, www.jordandriving.com, when we can resume. We are not accepting any new registrations at this time but will post information on our website and the school website when fall registration is opened, which we anticipate to be in mid-September.
We have been released to start scheduling students for in car training who completed their classroom portion prior to the shutdown. An instructor will call parents to schedule. Students that took in late 2019 will be given priority and then students who have turned 18 or will turn 18 in the next few months. Once those students are completed, we will start the January and February classes based on age. Please understand there will be a back log and patience will be needed.
Questions not covered by this response will be responded to within 48 hours.
Thank you for your understanding.
Updated Information - July 26, 2020
Behind the Wheel Training:
Behind the wheel training started back July 13 with a reduced work force and we will proceed as scheduled prior to the closure. We will work through each class session based on age within the class, oldest to youngest. As you all know, this situation has compromised everyone's typical schedules and processes.
- We are currently working with February classroom students, and then will proceed through the original rosters that were completed remotely during May, June, and July. The process is expected to take some time, especially with the advent of "school day hours" and time requirements.
- Sometimes a younger student is scheduled prior to an older one due to answering the phone or general availability for a time sensitive schedule. If you have a phone setting that does not allow your phone to ring with an unrecognized number, you might want to turn it off.
- I will only move someone up if the student is about to turn l8.
- Each driver has been trained on safety protocols and has specific directions to follow that are not negotiable.
We completed all spring scheduled sessions through online instruction.
- There are no additional "summer" classes planned and registration for the "school year" has not yet begun. Once we know how to proceed based on WCPSS fall 2020 plans, available trained personnel, and appropriate in-place procedures, Jordan Driving School will open the registration process.
- Students are placed in a class based on age, with the oldest students given priority. The fee is $65.00, payable online, and covers the classroom and the BTW lessons. The certificate of completion is provided at the conclusion of BTW.
- I will notify this publication, the school webpage, and the jordandriving.com website will be updated with information and directions once registration is open.
- If your child has a valid Driving Eligibility Certificate (DEC) issued by their school that was dated between February 9, 2020 and March 10, 2020, that certificate will be accepted by the Division of Motor Vehicles for up to 30 days after all DMV offices have been reopened.
- The DEC can be issued to you via the Student Services Offices by appointment only.
Carolyn Hunter - Lead Teacher
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone - (919) 609-3468
Information for Enloe High School
128 Clarendon Crescent, Raleigh, NC 27610
School Code 920-412
Telephone Number (919) 856-7918
Other Questions and Concerns:
Please visit the NCDMV website for driver license information or the Jordan Driving School website.