JANUARY 2023 UPDATE
CLASS REGISTRATION FOR THE 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR
All Driver Education classes for the remainder of this school year have been filled.
The February and March classes will remain virtual. April and May classes will be held in person in the Green Hope Media Center from 2:30 to 5:30.
Jordan Driving School should begin driving students from the October 2022 class in March 2023.SUMMER 2023
REGISTRATION for summer classes will open at the beginning of April.
REMINDERS:Registration for Driver Education is now completely digital and can be completed at www.jordandriving.com.
Per WCPSS/Jordan Driving School policy, student class placement is prioritized based on age, with the oldest 35 students receiving priority.ONCE ALL SEATS IN A CLASS HAVE BEEN FILLED, REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE and No MORE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THAT CLASS.Registration for Spring Classes will open on Dec. 12th by 9am.
Once a class is full, registration for that class will close.If any student or parent has a question about Driver Education, please email Chip Bunn at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dec. 12th for students who will be 16 and older, on or before the 1st day of the class they want to attend
- Dec. 19th for students who will be 15 ½ and older, on or before the 1st day of class they want to attend
- Dec. 26th for students who will be 15 and older, on or before the 1st day of the class they want to attend
- January 2nd for students who will be 14 ½ and older by the 1st day of the class they want to attend
Refer to www.jordandriving.com for further updates.
Driver Education Overview
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.
Registration and Procedures
- 2022 - 2023 Class dates can be found at www.jordandriving.com