Please read all the information below BEFORE registering.
The registration for April will open March 1 at 7:00 a.m..
The April session will start April 9 and end April 25. Please do not register if you cannot finish this course. If you are accepted in this course, you are only allowed one opportunity to take the course. To be eligible for the April session, your birthdate should be on or before October 9, 2009.
An email will be sent by March 28 with details of the class. Please put these dates on your calendar. The class will use the Canvas platform online and students will have access 24/7 to the materials. The course is self-paced.
Email your online registration questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Email your online classroom issues and in-car driving questions to your online classroom instructor.
COVID-19 has caused a significant change in the way we are able to offer driver education. Cabarrus County Schools will offer a limited number of online driver education classes to public, private, charter, and home school students who are enrolled in a school within the Cabarrus County School District. Students can only take one session of Driver Education through a public school system in North Carolina.
The driver education course will consist of 30 hours of online classroom instruction using Canvas, followed by in-car instruction.
The in-car phase consists of 6 hours of actual driving and 6 hours of observation. Due to the backlog of driving caused by COVID-19, the in-car instruction could take six months or possibly longer following the online classroom phase. The scheduling of the driving phase is through the classroom instructor, who assigns students by classroom session and age to the driving instructors at each high school. Every attempt is made to drive students by age, oldest first. Students will be notified by a phone call from the driving instructor to schedule the behind-the-wheel instruction. This information will not be available in the Manager’s Office. Jim Gilreath, CCS Driver Education Manager, will not have driving schedules for students. The classroom instructor will provide information about the in-car scheduling during the online class.
Enrollment is open to any student who attends a high school (public, private, charter, or home school) registered in Cabarrus County and meets the eligibility requirements. If the student lives in Cabarrus County, but attends school (public, private, charter, or home school) outside the county, the student is NOT eligible to receive Driver Education instruction (classroom and/or driving) in Cabarrus County Schools. Students can only take one session of Driver Education through a public school system in North Carolina.
To be eligible to enroll in the Driver Education Program, a student must meet the following requirements:
Upon completion of the 30 hours of online classroom and 6 hours of in-car instruction, the student will be given a North Carolina Driver Education Completion Certificate by the driving instructor. This certificate is presented to a designated school official where the student is enrolled to receive their North Carolina Driving Eligibility Certificate. Special arrangements are required at your high school to get the DEC due to school restrictions. Please note that once a date is placed on the DEC it is valid for 30 days. If the DEC expires, it will have to be replaced at your high school. A $5.00 replacement fee will be charged.
Home school students must contact the Division of Non-Public Schools (919-733-4276) in Raleigh to receive their Driving Eligibility Certificate. Private and charter school students should get their Driving Eligibility Certificates at the high school they attend.
Students who have received both certificates and meet the age requirement can obtain a provisional learner’s permit through a DMV Licensing Office.
CCS, private, charter, and home school students who wish to register for the online classroom phase of driver education must complete the registration form online. Any questions about the registration should be emailed directly to Jim Gilreath at email@example.com. When you complete the registration form, please make certain you provide parent and student email addresses and phone numbers. Private, charter, and home school students will be provided a student ID # to access the curriculum using the Canvas format online.
Any information submitted for registration that is found to be incorrect, can result in the student being removed before, during, or after the classroom session. Please make sure to enter the correct birthdate and the school the student is enrolled in and attending.
Last Modified on May 23, 2023