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  • Craven County Schools has contracted with JDS Carolinas to provide classroom and road skills driver's education mandated by the state. 
     
    The cost per student is $45 - checks or money orders must be made payable to West Craven High School. If paying with cash - exact change will be needed). Students must pay the registration fee on the first day of class or they will lose their seat.   
     
    To be eligible, the student's age must be 14 years 6 months on or before the start date of the class (see the class list below). 
     
    The JDS Carolinas Driver's Education program provides the students with 30 hours of classroom instruction followed by 6 hours (per student) of Behind The Wheel (BTW) instruction. The process for determining when a student drives is based on their date of birth with the oldest driving first. 
     
    Driving times are decided by individual instructors. 
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    REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER CLASSES IS NOW OPEN AND WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL CLASSES ARE FULL. 
     
    THE $45.00 REGISTRATION FEE MUST BE PAID NO LATER THAN JUNE 3RD TO SECURE A SEAT IN THE SELECTED CLASS.  
     
    YOU MAY PAY YOUR REGISTRATION FEE 
    TO THE FRONT OFFICE **ANYTIME**
    TO MRS. McMILLEN (rm 314) **DURING POWER HOUR ONLY**
     
    Summer Class Schedule:

    June 24th - 27th, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm     
    REGISTRATION FEE DUE BY 6/3/19
     
    July 15th - July 18th, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    REGISTRATION FEE DUE BY 6/3/19
     
  • Driver Eligibility Certificates are valid for 30 days from the date of validation.  Please submit completed driver eligibility certificate to DMV before the 30-day deadline.  If you know you are not going to DMV within 30 days or you are not going to be 15 years old within 30 days, please wait until you are ready to get your learner's permit before starting this process.

    Students must pass 3 or 4 courses in the last semester in order to obtain a validation seal on the driver eligibility certificate.  Final marks in courses are checked.  Nine weeks grades are NOT used for validation.  If you fail two or more courses at WCHS or you drop out of school before your 18th birthday, you will NOT get your driver eligibility certificate validated and your license or permit will be revoked by the State.

    Please follow these steps in obtaining your Driver Eligibility Certificate:

    After completing both the classroom and driving phases of driver's education, students need to take their driver education certificate to the main office.

    • A parent and/or guardian must review and sign the certificate in the presence of the school official who will then date and seal the certificate.
    • The student must present his/her Driver's Education Certificate when applying for the Driver Eligibility Certificate.
    • Lost certificates must be replaced via JDS Carolinas, Inc.  There is a $10 fee.