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    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
        • Students who are 18 may take the course IF that student is actively enrolled in school.

     

    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.
        • Students who are 18 and actively enrolled in school may attend class
        • 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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    BEHIND THE WHEEL UPDATES

    On the road training resumed in August 2020.  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.

    • Oldest classes will be called first.
    • 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.
    • As of May 1,  we will begin calling the  80 students who started class in January and completed the vision tests in February/March.
    • If a student completed their class before January and has not been called to drive, please email mking@bcswan.net and include these 5 points of information:  Student’s name, High school residence area (North, South or West) DOB,  class Month and yes or no, if student attended our vision test with Bus and Traffic Safety.
    • Instructors will call parent/guardian to discuss the Behind the Wheel appointment options
    • Continue to check this page for the BTW schedule updates as we move through the classes

     

    CLASS REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

    At this time classes are performed by zoom meeting but the ongoing changes in the public school operations could also create changes in the driver education process.

    Covid changed the dynamics of the state provided program. Driver education was shut down for almost 5 months. These factors have created a back log to our normal process in accommodating students in a timely manner.

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

    1. June dates have not been finalized. We are sorry for the inconvenience but please check this page on 4/22 for further information.
    2. Registration only takes place once a form is in print. At this time, seat assignments will be on a “first come, first serve” basis as emails are received once the process begins.
    3. BCS funded driver education is available to home school, private and public school students who are residents of Brunswick County.
    4. Other restrictions and state guidelines are listed toward the top of this page to confirm the student’s eligibility.
    5. Contact information is listed under the driving section above.

    CONTACT INFORMATION:

     Class Registration questions/concerns to

    1. DriversEdReg@bcswan.net
    2. Call office number 910-575-5888
    3. Text 910-269-8613

    All other questions/concerns or to reach the Director of Driver Education, Molly King. 

    1. mking@bcswan.net
    2. Call office number 910-575-5888
    3. Text 910-269-8613

     

     No Registration Forms and Documents available at this time, see above for class updates:

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