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Driver Education Classes

The following are the scheduled driver education classes for the remainder of the  school year.  Dates are subject to change and should be verified with the school.  Questions regarding registering for an upcoming class should be directed to the school. 

As a reminder, during the school year students must take their driver education class at the school they are attending.  Home school and private school students must enroll at the high school where they would attend based on their legal residence/domicile.

For summer session classes, Carteret County School students may take a class at any one of the schools.

 

Croatan High -  Dates

 http://chs-ccs-nc.schoolloop.com/driversed

 

    Must register ONLY via online at:  NCDrivingSchool.com

 

East Carteret High - Dates

 

http://echs-ccs-nc.schoolloop.com/driversed

 

Must Register ONLY via Online at:  NCDrivingSchool.com

  

 

West Carteret High - Dates

 http://www.wchs-ccs-nc.schoolloop.com/DriversEd

 

    Must register ONLY via online at:  NCDrivingSchool.com

 

Driver Education

Carteret County Driver Education Program

 

 

The Carteret County Public School System and its driver education contractor, NC Driving School, provide a quality basic Driver Education program to all students.  The goal of the program is to provide new drivers with a base of knowledge and safe motoring skills so that parents can continue the state-required additional instruction and supervision of their young driver, as they develop the knowledge, skills, and experience essential to becoming a safe driver.

 

Driver Education Age Requirement:

The state of North Carolina requires anyone under the age of 18 to complete a certified driver education course consisting of at least 30 hours of classroom instruction and a minimum of 6 hours of behind-the-wheel experience.

To be eligible to register for a class session, students must be 14 years and 6 months old by the first day of class.  Once a student is age eligible, parents and students should review the schedule of upcoming class sessions and determine which will work best for the student and family schedule.  Because class registrations fill very quickly, it is important to plan ahead and make certain that the student will be available for each day of instruction.

During the school year students must register for class at the school that they attend.  Students may register for a different school only during the summer sessions.

 

Driver Education:

  • is a state supported service reserved for students legally domiciled in Carteret County and enrolled in school whether public, private, charter, or home school; and
  • is included within an area called, “a part of school life;” and
  • is required for any person under the age of 18 desiring to receive a North Carolina driver license or learner’s permit; and
  • is a course that consists of 30 hours of class work and 6 hours behind-the- wheel training.

Registering for Driver Education:

Until the new online registration process is implemented for each school, the schools will have a designated sign-up process for each scheduled class.  For the upcoming classes in July at East Carteret and Croatan High Schools, students or parents may still sign up in the school office or show up on the first day of class.  For the August 1st classes at West Carteret and Croatan, the new online registration system will be activated approximately 21 days prior to the first day of class.  Only registrations made online for the August 1st classes at West Carteret and Croatan will be seated.

 

On the first day of class, students must have a copy of their birth certificate and will pay a registration fee of $65.00 (payable to NC Driving School) when they begin the “Behind the Wheel” portion of their training.

 

During the school year, students may only sign up to take the driver education class at their own school.  Other legally domiciled students attending private, home, or charter schools will sign up at the school the student would attend were they attending a Carteret County school.  For the summer classes only, legally domiciled students may sign up at any one of the three high schools but are prohibited from registering for a session at more than one school.  

 

Driver Education Information and Forms

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Driver Education Contact Information:

 

Croatan High School

Katherine Steele

(252) 393-7022

 

East Carteret High School

Juanita Russell

(252) 728-3514

 

West Carteret High School

Jeffrey Baines

(252) 726-1176

 

NC Driving School, Inc.

800-375-6550 

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Information regarding Behind-the-Wheel Training Schedules

Once students have completed their classroom instruction for Driver Education, they will be eligible to complete the behind-the-wheel training.  It is the NC Driving School's goal to have all students complete their behind-the-wheel training within 90 days after completing the classroom instruction.

 

Students at each school are scheduled to drive based on their age, with the oldest students behind the wheel first.  The youngest students should anticipate that their turn behind the wheel will be at the end of the 90 days.  The parents of each student will receive a phone call from the instructor only after the student's name is at the top of the list for driving.

 

Special schedules are not made for those students not available when their turn becomes available.  Parents or students whose schedules conflict with the available dates for driving may request to be included at the end of their group's list or added to the list after a future classroom instruction series has been completed.