Rockingham County School System offers Driver Education free of charge to all public, private, charter and home schooled students who are eligible. A student must be at least fourteen and a half years of age to enroll in Driver Education.
The program is designed and dedicated to help the students gain a basic understanding of how to operate a motor vehicle safely. It will help prepare the student for the Behind-the-Wheel Instruction and eventually the North Carolina driver’s license exam requirement.
The Driver Education program consist of two parts:
Part I: 30 hours of classroom instruction
Part II: 6 hours of Behind-the-Wheel training.
These 30-hour classes will be held after the school day has ended, on Saturdays, and during the summer.
The requirements for this classroom instruction are:
Students are scheduled to complete this part of Driver Education. The student cannot be scheduled for this until he/she has completed the classroom instruction. A student must complete 6 hours of Behind-the-Wheel Training.
In order to find out when the Driver Education classroom sessions are scheduled you may call the Driver Education Coordinator in the high school where the student attends school. The Coordinators are:
McMichael High School – Frank Sparks– 336-427-5165
Morehead High School – William Barnes – 336-627-7731
Reidsville High School – Teddy Jones – 336-349-6361
Rockingham Co. High School – Woody Wall – 336-634-3220
North Carolina Graduated License Laws
Level One – Limited Learner’s Permit
Level Two – Limited Provisional License
Level Three – Full Provisional License
How To Obtain a Level One – Limited Learner’s Permit
A Student Losing Driving Privileges
North Carolina law mandates that students under 18 years of age may have their learner’s permit or license revoke for the following reasons:
Parents will be notified of the revocation of the learner’s permit or drivers license and will have the option of requesting a waiver based on a hardship. Parents will be given 10 days to return a Hardship Form and provide documentation to support the request.
Lose Your Cool, Lose Your License
North Carolina law allows for the suspension of a student’s permit or license for a period of one year for the following reasons:
Does it cost anything to take Driver Education?
No, this is a service provided by Rockingham County Schools.
How old must a student be before he/she can take Driver Education?
The student must be 14 ½ years of age by the first day of class.
How does a student register for Driver Education?
Contact the Driver Education Coordinator at the high school the student attends.
The coordinators are:
Frank Sparks (McMichael) 336-427-5165
William Barnes (Morehead) 336-627-7731
Teddy Jones (Reidsville) 336-349-6361
Woody Wall (Rockingham Co.) 336-634-3220.
Must a student complete the classroom instruction before he/she can start the Behind-the-Wheel Training?
If a student goes to private school or is home schooled, how do they take Driver Education?
Call the Driver Education Coordinator at the high school that is closest to their home.
The coordinators are:
McMichael High School - Frank Sparks 336-427-5165
Morehead High School - William Barnes 336-627-7731
Reidsville High School - Teddy Jones 336-349-6361
Rockingham High School - Woody Wall 336-634-3220.
What should the student do with his/her Driver Education Certificate?
This certificate is good as long as you need it. After receiving the Learner’s Permit or Drivers License, put the certificate in a place where important papers are filed to keep for future use. If you lose it, you can contact the high school that issued the certificate or you can contact Jim Wilson, Rockingham County School, 511 Harrington Hwy, Eden, NC 27288 or call at 336-627-4713.
Is a dropout eligible to take Driver Education?
No, the student must be enrolled in a public, private, or home school.
What items does a student take to the driver license office to get a Learner’s Permit?
|This form shows proof of financial responsibility(Proof of Insurance) on the vehicle that the student is driving when he/she gets a Driver License. Obtain this Form from the insurance company in advance of the visit to the driver license office. A student does not need this Form when getting a Learner’s Permit.|
A student who is not 18 moves to North Carolina from another state and has a Drivers License. Does North Carolina permit the student to use the License?
If the student is a new resident moving to North Carolina and is 15 but less than 18 years old and has a Learner’s Permit, a Restricted License, or an Unrestricted License, the student should contact the local driver license office. The DMV office will determine which type of License or Learner’s Permit the student would be eligible to apply for. Driver License Offices are located in Eden @ 336-623-6528; Madison @ 336-427-0478; and Reidsville @ 336-634-5608.
What if a student has taken Driver Education in another state and moves to Rockingham County before he/she has a chance to get a Learner’s Permit, does the Driver Education in another state automatically pass the driver education requirement in North Carolina?
|No, it does not. The student will need to obtain written documentation from the school system or driving school where the student completed the Driver Education course. The documentation must state how many hours of each type of instruction the student received and passed (classroom, Behind-the-Wheel, and other type instruction). It must also state how many of these hours were in drug and alcohol prevention. This documentation should be taken to the Driver Education Coordinator at the high school the student attends. If the requirements are as much or more than are required in North Carolina, the student will be issued a North Carolina Driver Education Certificate. If the requirements from the state from which the student came is less than is required in North Carolina, the Coordinator will advise the student as to what phase(s) of Driver Education the student will need to complete.|