Students who are at least fourteen years and six months old are eligible to take the Driver Education Course. Classes are offered during the school year, Easter and Christmas vacations and during the Summer. Students attending private school, charter schools or homeschools are eligible to attend the Craven County Schools Driver Education classes. Information on class dates and times are available on each high school's website and on the website for Jordan Driving School.
Driver Education consist of 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction.
Students taking Driver Education must pay a fee of $45 unless they obtain a fee waiver. Students who are eligible for free or reduced price lunch should complete the Fee Waiver Request Form and turn it in on the first day of class. The form is then sent to the School Nutrition Department by the Driver Education Instructor for verification.
In order to obtain a driver's license, a student must pass the class and the behind the wheel portion. Once both parts are completed, the instructor will issue a Certifiate of Completion. The student will also need to obtain a Driver Eligibility Certificate from their high school to prove they are enrolled and making adequate progress toward graduation. Both documents along with the student's birth certificate must be taken to the Department of Motor Vehicles.