Millbrook Driver's Education General Information
Driver's Ed Summer 2020 UpdateDRIVER EDUCATION UPDATE:Behind the Wheel started back on July 13th with a reduced workforce and we will proceed with the scheduling prior to the March 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 on February classroom students and then will proceed through the original rosters that were completed remotely during May, June and July. The process will take some time to complete, based on "school day hours" and time requirements.
- At the completion for BTW, the instructor will issue the student a certificate of completion. Next, the student will need the Driver Eligibility Certificate. This is issued by Student Services at Millbrook.
- You MUST have a DMV appointment for the student's permit to show to the Student Services office before issuance. The DEC is only valid for 30 days, so we cannot issue without proof of DMV appointment.
- Fall registration will begin at the end of August. The target date for fall classes will be mid-September or October. All students must complete and email to Lisa Ellstrom-a NEW registration form to be registered for a virtual class. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please continue to check the Jordan Driving School Website with all updates and the link for registration forms.
Drivers Education is taught in two phases. Students must first complete a 30-hour classroom phase, which includes at least 6 hours of Drug and Alcohol Education. Classes are held after school each month, usually for three hours (2:30-5:30) over a ten-day period. Students must also pass a DMV sponsored eye exam before being allowed to drive, which will be given during class.
The second phase consists of a 12 hour Behind the Wheel session. Students will be assigned to a BTW Instructor upon completing the 30-hour class and passing the eye exam. Students will be contacted by and scheduled through their assigned BTW Instructor. A typical session might run for 4 hours over 3 days. Students will drive for 1 hour, then rotate to the back seat and watch their partner drive for 1 hour.
Students can register for the class by filling out a registration form found in our main office, the Drivers Ed office, or on-line. Turn this form into either office and you will be contacted via email or phone prior to the class start date. Please only register for classes held during the current semester (Fall=Aug thru Dec, Spring=Jan thru June)
Wake County Public School System Driver's Education 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 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.
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.
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.
Lead Teacher: Lisa Ellstrom
Classroom Teacher: Kelly Parks
BTW Instructor: Russell Barnes
BTW Instructor: Jay Stainback
Jordan Driving School: 919-772-4877
Lead Teacher-Lisa Ellstrom