Drivers Education

driver education 

Classroom instruction and “behind the wheel” driving instruction is offered for North Carolina public school students. Please contact the school office for class dates and times.

Students must be 14 ½ years old on the first day of class. Students must bring a copy of their birth certificate on the first day of class.

Links for student drivers:  

    Driver's Eligibility Certificates
    A Driving Eligibility Certificate (DEC) is a printed document that is issued by the school principal and/or the principal's designee. The Driving Eligibility Certificate verifies that the student is currently enrolled in school and has demonstrated adequate academic progress toward graduation. To obtain a Driving Eligibility Certificate (DEC) students much have a driver education certificate. This is provided after completing 30 hours of classroom and 6 hours of behind the wheel (BTW) instruction.

    A Driving Eligibility Certificate is needed when a student plans to apply for a North Carolina driving permit or license. Students must meet adequate academic progress towards graduation to obtain or maintain a driver's license or learner’s permit. In order to obtain a certificate, the student must have passing grades in 70% or more of his or her classes. Adequate academic progress will be evaluated at the midpoint of the school year (first semester grades) and at the end of the school year. Driver eligibility certificates can be obtained in the school office. A parent/legal guardian must be present to sign the DEC.