Sanderson Driver Education Information

    To be eligible to take the class, a student must be 14 years and 6 months of age at the start of class. For more information and updates, see the Jordan Driving School website at Jordan Driving Latest Information.

    Lead Teacher for Driver Education at Sanderson High School - Julius Reid - sanderson@jordandriving.com. Please email Mr. Reid with Driver Ed. questions. 


    Driver Ed. Updates as of May 2, 2023 

    If you have any questions regarding Driver Education, please email our Lead Teacher, Julius Reid at SANDERSON@JORDANDRIVING.COM
    We are currently accepting applications for the Summer 2023 classes of Driver Education.
    Please submit all applications via email to Mr. Reid at SANDERSON@JORDANDRIVING.COM


    Summer Class Schedule- Choose in order of preference

    Session #1: June 16, 20-23, 2023 (THIS SESSION IS FULL)

    Session #2: July 10-14, 2023 (THIS SESSION IS FULL)

    Session #3: July 17-21, 2023 (THIS SESSION IS FULL)

    Session # 4: July 31-August 4, 2023

     ***Minimum of 25 students ***

    ***Maximum of 35 students***

    Class times will be 7:30AM-2:00PM



    We are currently driving the December class with anticipation of calling the February class in June. We will contact and schedule students according to age (oldest to youngest).
    • BTW must be scheduled with the parent/guardian. Many students put their own number as the contact, so please be advised of protocol.
    • Plan to strictly follow all mandates regarding masks, hand-washing, and reporting the development of any symptoms. This is expected of students & instructors alike.
    • Per WCPSS rules, students will be paired with another student during their lessons. 


    Once BTW concludes, the driver will issue a Certificate of Completion. Please review it carefully for correct spelling and all other information BEFORE you leave the lesson.

    PRIVATE BTW Instruction will be self-funded and info is available or paperwork can be requested by your driving school from JDS per directions here:  In-Out-Transfers



    DMV Eligibility Certificates (DEC) are issued to the parents/guardians or student through the school student services office by appointment only. 

  • Obtaining a Driving Eligibility Certificate (DEC)

    DECs are only valid for 30 days. Students are only eligible to receive a DEC when they have obtained a Driver's Education Completion Certificate and passed 70% of their classes last semester. 

    Per NC Legislation, students are required to have passed 70% or 3 out of 4 classes last semester in order for a Driving Eligibility Certificate to be issued. 
    NC Legislation requires a student's permit be revoked if the student is unable to maintain adequate progress towards graduation (passing 70% of all courses as determined by first semester and second semester grades....not quarter grades) or if a student drops out of school.

    Step 1: Email Driver's Education Completion Certificate and Proof of DMV appointment 

    Email a scan or clear photo of the Driver’s Education Completion Certificate issued by the driving school/instructor to Ms. Hitt (ghitt@wcpss.net).  Once the certificate is received, we will schedule an appointment for the parent/guardian or student to come to Sanderson Student Services to pick up the Driving Eligibility Certificate. These appointments are scheduled on Tuesdays only from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm.

    If the student’s license was revoked due to grades, they will need an appointment with the DMV for the last license level the student had earned (I.E., Teen Driver Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3).  DO NOT BOOK an appointment for “Driver license renewal/replacement”.    

    Step 2: Appointment to pick up the DEC

    The student's parent/guardian, or the student, must come to SHS to pick up the Driving Eligibility Certificate.  

    Bring the following documents to the appointment:

    • Completed Driving Education Certificate (if it has not been emailed ahead of time)
    • Proof of address if the current address is different than the one listed on the Driving Education Certificate or the address listed in PowerSchool. Address must be verified for the NC Real ID.

    *If the student is enrolled in Home School or in a private school, you can follow this link for more information: https://ncadmin.nc.gov/about-doa/divisions/division-non-public-education

    Home School/ Online School (non-WCPSS)- https://ncadmin.nc.gov/public/home-school-information/student-driving-info

    Private Schoolhttps://ncadmin.nc.gov/public/home-school-information/student-driving-info

  • 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.

    Registration information

    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.

    Additional information

    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.

Sign up for Driver Ed

Contact the lead Driver Education teacher at your school. Check the main office for registration forms.