• WEATHER
    Class (phase 1) and On the road schedules (phase 2) are handled differently.
     
    CLASS - If after school activities or the  Active school day is canceled, the driver education class is also canceled.  Students return on the next available class date. Teacher will assign the make up date once class resumes.
    THE 1/22 SATURDAY CLASS IS CANCELED. WE WILL BEGIN THE 29TH 
     
    DRIVING - These appointments, are scheduled and canceled by/through the instructor. Parent number will be contacted.
     
    Questions/concerns:  Please, email driversedreg@bcswan.net     Office: 910-575-5888
     

    Full/part time positions available for class and/or behind the wheel.

    Driver's Education Goals:

    The goal of Driver Education is to provide each student driver a start in psychomotor skills and mental attitudes that are essential to becoming the most competent, skillful, responsible driver possible. This serves as a base for parents to continue the instruction and supervision of their young driver in developing the necessary knowledge, skill, and attitude needed to become a safe driver.

    Basic Information:

        • Forms include detailed information on class options and registration process
        • This is a course that consists of 30 hours of classwork and 6 hours behind-the-wheel training as required by North Carolina for those between the age of 14.5 through 17 to apply for a NC Learner Permit/License

     

    To be Eligible for Brunswick County State Funded Driver Education You Must: 

        • Be a resident of Brunswick County.
        • Be between the ages of 14.5 and 17 years of age.
        • As a resident of Brunswick County, whether public, home school or private student may attend any class/school option that is available as long as they can be present at the start of the class and adhere to the schedule.    
        • Pay $65 as required by the NC General Assembly in HB 200. Process for payment of fee will be included on all registration forms. No cash or personal checks.
        •  Adhere to requirements as outlined on the registration form
        • Agree to abide by the Code of Student Conduct as found in the Brunswick County Schools Student Handbook.

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    DRIVER ED CERTIFICATE  & THE NC ELIGIBILITY FORM  

    DRIVER EDUCATION CERTIFICATE: Upon completion of the BCS driver education program (class and driving, Phase 1&2), students receive a certificate from the in-car instructor. This does not expire. Each BCS certificate has a check list for the DMV appointment but we recommend contacting DMV for current info/changes.

    NC ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATE

    The driver education program DOES NOT ISSUE this form

    DMV requires this certificate for proof of current grades and attendance. Please see the attachment below for more information. The driver education program does not have this certificate. This form has an expiration date. If your form has expired, return to the school/Department to re-issue a new certificate.

    PHASE 1 CLASS

    The following information is the current information on driver education class availability.  

      • This COVID shut down and shortage of NC Certified Instructors have created a back log to process students in a timely manner.
      • BCS funded driver education is available to home school, private and public school students who are residents of Brunswick County.
      • Other restrictions and state guidelines are listed toward the top of this page to confirm the student’s eligibility.
      • Sign up/registration only takes place once a registration form is in print.
      • When forms are available they will be attached at the bottom of this page.

    NBHS:  NBHS form attached at the bottom of this page. Additional options are attached below. Parents should only register for classes that are time and date applicable for their student’s schedule.

    WBHS: Registration for the current class is full. Please check back March 1 for updates on information about classes held at WBHS.

    For further information on the Phase 1 (class) process check above under PHASE 1. Registration only takes place when a form is in print. A Saturday class and an On-line option are attached below. Please review all requirements BEFORE registering.  Parents should only register for classes that are time and date applicable for their student’s schedule.

    SBHS: Registration for the current class is full. Please check back March 1 for updates on information about classes held at SBHS.

    For further information on the Phase 1 (class) process check above under PHASE 1. Registration only takes place when a form is in print. A Saturday class and an On-line option are attached below. Please review all requirements BEFORE registering.  Parents should only register for classes that are time and date applicable for their student’s schedule.

    COAST:  A Saturday and On-line class attached below.  Additional options are attached below. Parents should only register for classes that are time and date applicable for their student’s schedule.

    Driver education options for Coast are Saturday classes(see Saturday class) or summer unless you can be at an after school class for the 2:50pm start time. No classes will be held at this school.

    ECHS:  A Saturday and On-line class attached below.  Additional options are attached below. Parents should only register for classes that are time and date applicable for their student’s schedule.

    Driver education options for ECHS are Saturday classes(see Saturday class) or summer unless you can be at an after school class for the 2:50pm start time. No classes will be held at this school.

    SATURDAY CLASS:  See Saturday form attached below. This is the last Saturday option for this school year.

    SUMMER CLASSES:  Please check back April 1 for further information on the summer options. We do not have dates available at this time. In the summer, BCS residents may utilize classes offered at North, West and South. A variety of options will be advertised for June through early August

    Phase II

    BEHIND THE WHEEL PROCESS AND UPDATE

    There were 200 students from the March 2020 shut down which created a 6 month driving back log to the program once we returned to the road late August 2020.

    This shut down and shortage of NC Certified Instructors have created a back log to our normal efforts to service students in a timely manner.

    1. Requires completion of phase 1-class
    2. Requires a vision test by Bus and Traffic Safety. Representative visits each class to do test and sign form to continue with phase 2.
    3. Oldest classes will be called first for students who completed the Bus & Traffic Safety vision test. See Vision note below if you have NOT completed the vision test assigned during the class process.
    4. Per class, age is a consideration in booking/calling students, but not guaranteed that the process will work only by, “oldest to youngest” when scheduling the class.
    5. Instructors will call parent/guardian to discuss the Behind the Wheel appointment options. Instructors will call/leave messages and text if applicable.
    6. Continue to check this page for the BTW schedule updates as we move through the classes. Due to the number of students we are not able to give specific deadlines.

    BTW UPDATES

    • June totaled 240 students. As of December 1, 2021 the 2006 and 2007 files (last of JUNE), who attended the DMV vision test, were assigned to instructors. This will take until January 1 to complete. See vison note below if not completed. 
    • The 100 July/August class files – beginning in December through mid March.
    • Unfortunately we are not able to give a specific deadline of where your student will be called in that timeframe.
    • Instructors will either text/call/leave messages as we work through the files.
    • We continue to advertise for employment. Local training also available.
    • Due to the above employment note, BTW is moving very slowly. 
    • ONLY students who completed class in June or BEFORE should do the following: Email driversedreg@bcswan.net and in the subject write BTW question and include in the email  these 5 points of information:   
      • Student’s name
      • High school residence area (North, South or West)  
      • DOB  
      • Class Month  
      • VisionTest: Yes (include month DMV vision test taken) or No -have not taken DMV vision test

    VISION TEST

    Please do the following if your student completed class and did not attend an appointment

    Students cannot do the behind the wheel until Bus and Traffic Safety completes this test and signs the form.

    If your student has completed class and has missed their assigned vision test appointment, please do the following:

    • Email driversedreg@bcswan.net
    • In the subject line write: Need vision test
    • Include in the email these 4 points: 1. student name, 2. DOB, 3. class completion month 4. Your School area of residence, NBHS, SBHS or WBHS

    CONTACT INFORMATION:

    Please review the information posted above for Class registration, Behind the wheel process/updates, Vision tests and Program requirements.                      It is current and answers questions about the class and driving process.

    1. DriversEdReg@bcswan.net
    2. Call office number 910-575-5888

     

    Registration Forms and Documents available at this time, see above for class updates:

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