Driver Education is available to all students, whether public, private, charter or licensed home school within the YadkinCountySchool district.
***Non-public school students must take Driver Education in the school district that surrounds their school.***
All students must adhere to the Student Code of Conduct for Yadkin County Schools or they will face possible dismissal from the Driver Education program.
If an individual wants a driving license before the age of 18 years old, the state of North Carolina requires that the student successfully completes thirty (30) hours of classroom instruction followed by six (6) hours of behind- the-wheel training.
Students are strongly encouraged to register for the classroom phase as soon as they become eligible. Every effort will be made for students to receive behind- the-wheel training by their 15th birthday. Students who choose to wait to take the class at a later date will be served as space is available. Once the student has passed the classroom phase, they will be put on a driving list by chronological order.
Classes are offered throughout the school year and in the summer. To register for a class, contact the high school in your school district or log onto the YadkinCountySchool web site for available dates and times. A minimum of 30 students is required to conduct a class.
After a student has successfully completed all classroom requirements, every effort will be made to contact parents and students to schedule the behind- the-wheel training. Students may be driven after school, before school, on Saturdays, or during vacation days. Students will be driven from oldest to youngest and according to the date of classroom phase completion. There is a possibility a younger student may be driven first if an older student could not be located or could not drive on the requested date. Make sure all student phone numbers are current. Students should notify their Driver Education teacher of any change of address, phone number, or transfer to another school. The driving teacher will provide dates, times, and location where the student is to meet the
teacher, and other additional information when they contact the student to make driving arrangements.