Driver's Education

Important Updates

  • Behind-the-Wheel

    BTW has started back up as of July 2020 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 18. 

    Each driver has been trained on safety protocols and has specific directions to follow that are not negotiable.

    Classroom Sessions

    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 website will be updated with information and directions once registration is open.

    Applicable DMV Information

    If your child has a valid Driving Eligibility Certificate (DEC) issued by their school that was dated between Feb. 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. 

    Required DMV Vision Checks have been offered in June and in July at 6 area sites, two days each month. There will be one more offered in August, prior to the "return to school."

Contact Information

Coach John Baker III
SRHS Driver Education
Lead Teacher
(919) 856-2800
Ext. 25008

  • Basic Information

    Students must be at least 14 years, 6 months old to take a Driver Education class. Students are required to complete 30 hours in the driver education classroom and 6 hours behind the wheel instruction. Driver education classes are scheduled throughout the school year, and during the summer. Behind the wheel driving is conducted after school between 3pm and 9pm, and from 6am until 9pm on Saturdays, during the summer and any time students are out of school. Students are driven by age, oldest called first, after completing the classroom phase of driver education.

    Students are also required by the NCDMV and dropout prevention services to pass at least 3 of 4 classes at SRMHS to obtain or maintain a learner's permit or driver's license. You may take the driver education course without meeting the 3 of 4 passing requirement; however, you will not satisfy the driver eligibility rules until you pass 3 of 4 classes. Driver eligibility certificates are validated by Student Services.

    Classroom Registration

    The cost to take Driver's Education is $65.00. Registration and payment must be made online. A schedule of classes will be added soon.

    Eye Examination Schedule

    A DMV representative is scheduled to visit Southeast driver education classes (room 2204) to check the eyes of the students. If you were in a previous class and had a medical form issued to you or an 804 form to take to your eye doctor, you are encouraged to come back to class on one of these dates to update your paperwork. Please inform Coach John Baker when you plan to come back to get your eyes rechecked. Students cannot drive until all vision examination paperwork is complete and signed by a DMV Representative.

    Behind the Wheel Training

    If you finished the classroom phase at least 6 weeks ago and have not been called to drive, please contact Coach John Baker to discuss your situation. If you did not pass the eye exam or get your eyes checked during class, you cannot do the BTW training and will not be called to drive until that is done. Check above to see the eye examination schedule to see when the DMV Representative will be scheduled to be on campus.

    Behind the Wheel Instructors

    Please be aware that these are the drivers who most likely will be calling you to drive. Each is responsible for creating his own driving schedule, so please work with them when called for BTW instruction. If you are driving during the summer or a break, you may be called by another Jordan Driving School personnel.

    Contact Information

    Many questions can be answered by visiting the Jordan Driving School website. However, if you have any questions or concerns that the Jordan Driving School or SRMHS websites cannow answer, please contact the Driver Education Lead Teacher for Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School, Coach John Baker.

    Coach John Baker III
    SRHS Driver Education
    Lead Teacher
    (919) 856-2800 Ext. 25008