Drivers Education

Fall Update

Beginning on September 1, 2022, all fall Drivers Education scheduling and registration information can be accessed at

Behind the Wheel Driving School

  • Behind the Wheel Driving School (BTW) has started back up as of July 2020 with a reduced work force, and we will proceed as scheduled prior to the pandemic. We will work through each class session based on age within the class, oldest to youngest.

    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

    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.

    Coach Baker will notify this publication, the school webpage, and the website will be updated with information and directions once registration is open.

    Applicable DMV Information

    The Driving Eligibility Certificates (DEC) are issued through Student Services Offices by appointment only.

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Basic Information

  • Students must be at least 14 years and six months old to take a Drivers Education course. Students are required to complete 30 hours in the classroom and six hours behind the wheel with an instructor. Drivers education classes are scheduled throughout the school year and during the summer. Behind the wheel driving is conducted after school between 3:00 PM and 9:00 PM, and from 6:00 AM until 9:00 PM 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 Drivers 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 Drivers 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 Drivers Education is $65.00. Registration and payment must be made online. A schedule of classes will be added soon.


  • Students must bring a copy of their birth certificate and a pen or pencil to class with them.

    Classes meet in Room 2202 from 2:45 PM to 5:45 PM daily for an after-school class and from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM for a fall break class.

    Please make appropriate arrangements for transportation. Students are to be in class for the entire class session they are assigned.


  • Please read and understand all information on this page before going to Student Services or attempting to go to the DMV for your learner permit!

    Driver Eligibility Certificates are valid for 30 days only. Please submit completed driver eligibility certificates to the DMV before the 30-day deadline. If you know you are not going to the DMV within 30 days, or you are not going to be 15 years old within 30 days, please wait until you are ready to get your learner permit before starting this process.

    Students must pass three of four courses at SRMHS to obtain a validation seal on the driver eligibility certificate. If you fail two or more courses, or you drop out of school before your 18th birthday, your driver eligibility certificate will not be validated. You will also lose your driving privileges if you already have them.

    Certificates will be processed only on Tuesday and Thursday morning of each week during normal school days. Take your paperwork before school, and you may pick up your validated certificate during your lunch period or after school at Student Services.

    During the summer, you may drop paperwork off on any day during the week, but driver eligibility certificates will be processed only on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

    Please follow these steps in obtaining your Driver Eligibility Certificate:

    1. After completing both the classroom and driving phases of driver education, students may bring their driver education certificate to Student Services, Room 107 to pick up a driver eligibility certificate to take home for parents to review and sign.

    2. Parents/acting parents/guardians are required to print and sign their names and date the upper portion of the driver eligibility certificate.

    3. VERY IMPORTANT! Take the following items with you when going to validate your eligibility certificate:

    • (A) your parent signed Driver Eligibility Certificate
    • (B) your driver education certificate
    • (C) a copy of your birth certificate
    • (D) a copy of your most recently completed semester´s report card (December or June report cards only)

    Please contact Student Services for additional information on Driver Eligibility Certificates if needed.

Eye Examination Schedule

  • A DMV representative is scheduled to visit Southeast drivers 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 Baker when you plan to have your eyes rechecked.

    Students cannot drive until all vision examination paperwork is complete and signed by a DMV representative.

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