• Driver's Education

    Instructor: Charles Jarman
    Email: cjarman@wsfcs.k12.nc.us
    Dates for 2018-2019:
    Mt. Tabor
     
     

    General Information about Getting a License:
    In North Carolina, drivers under age 18 are provisional licensees and must pass a Driver Education Course in order to get a license. This is available through their high schools and professional agencies. The Driver Education Course consists of a 30 hours of class work and 6 hours behind the wheel training. The current instructor at Mount Tabor High School is Charles Jarman. Classroom sign-ups are online at http://www.ncdrivingschool.com

    Fee: $45, payable in the first three days of the class (checks made out to WS/FCS) Students with free or reduced lunch can have their fee waived if they bring their letter in the first three days of class.

    In- Class (30 hours): Students must be 14 1/2 years of age to take the required 30-hour classroom portion. PERFECT ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY. You must be able to attend the class for two consecutive weeks, three hours each day.
    During the regular school year, the 30-hour classroom phase is held after school. The class runs 3:40-6:40 (3 hours) for 10 days. Summertime registrations begin in May and students are registered first-come-first-served.

    In-Car (6 hours): No student will be scheduled for behind-the-wheel instruction until all 30 hours of classroom instruction have been completed. Students are scheduled to drive by the classroom phase of Driver Education they are in. The oldest students drive first, down to the youngest, in order. Each behind-the-wheel instructor sets his/her own driving schedule and will call the student to set up a time for driving. The student should receive a total of six hours behind the wheel.

    Level One Driver's Permit: Upon completing both portions (in-class and in-car) of the Driver Education Course, the following information must be presented to the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in order to obtain a Level One Driver's Permit.

    In order to obtain a Level One Driver's Permit, students must:
    • pass a DMV written test
    • pass a DMV traffic signs test
    • pass a DMV vision test
    • pay a $15.00 fee
    Documentation Requirements are as follows:
    • Certified or Original Birth Certificate or Passport Driver education certificate (received from Driver Education Course instructor)
    • Academic certificate (stating that the student is passing at least 70% of his/her classes
    • and be currently enrolled in school
    NOTE: The certificate is only good for thirty days, and then it has to be renewed, so do not get this until you have completed the Driver's Education Course.Neither the lead driver education teacher nor his instructors issue this. Please check with the Guidance Department for this certificate.)Original Social Security card (may not be laminated!)

    Level One Learner's Permit Restrictions: For at least 12 months, the Level One driver must be supervised by parent, guardian or other approved licensed driver who has been licensed at least five years.

    Supervising Driver -- A supervising driver shall be a parent, grandparent, or guardian of the permit holder or license holder or a responsible adult approved by the parent or guardian. A supervising driver shall be a licensed driver who has been licensed to drive for at least five years.

    All people in vehicle driven by Level One driver must wear a seat belt, and only the supervisor can ride in the front seat.
    For the first six months, a Level One driver may only drive from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. with his or her supervisor.

    For the second six months, a Level One driver may drive at any time with his or her supervisor.

    The use of a mobile/cell telephone is prohibited. This includes the use of any features related to a mobile/cell telephone, such as a camera, electronic mail, music, games, or the Internet. This applies only when the vehicle is in motion while driving on a street, highway, or public vehicular area.

    NOTE: Before graduating to Level Two, you must keep Level One for at least 12 months and have no convictions of motor vehicle moving violations or seat belt/mobile telephone infraction in the preceding 6 months.

    Level Two Limited License

    After one (1) year, the student may get a Level Two Limited License by:
    • Passing a road test at the DMV
    • Providing proof of insurance certificate
    • Paying a fee (up to $20)
    • A parent or legal guardian must sign for a minor.
    Documentation requirements: Certified or Original Birth Certificate, Original Social Security card (may not be laminated!)
    Proof of liability insurance includes providing insurance documents such as: DMV form DL-123 (usually obtained from your auto insurance agency) or an original liability insurance policy binder;or an insurance card with: your name, policy number, issue and expiration date.

    With a Level Two License, the student may drive without a supervising driver from 5:00 am until 9:00 pm. After 9:00 pm, an adult must be in the car with them. Within six months, if the student has no traffic violations, they may advance up to the unlimited driver's license (Level Three).

    You may drive without supervision from 5 a.m. until 9 p.m. and at any time when driving directly to or from work or any volunteer fire, rescue or EMS (emergency medical service), if you are a member.

    When the license holder is driving the vehicle and is not accompanied by the supervising driver, there may be no more than one passenger under 21 years of age in the vehicle. This limit does not apply to passengers who are members of the license holder's immediate family or whose primary residence is the same household as the license holder. However, if a family member or member of the same household as the license holder who is younger than 21 years of age is a passenger in the vehicle, no other passengers under 21 years of age who are not member of the license holder's immediate family or members of the license holder's household, may be in the vehicle.

    NOTE: Before graduating to Level Three, you must keep this license for at least 6 months and have no convictions of moving violations or seat belt infractions within the preceding six months.

    Level Three Full Provisional License:

    Upon completion of six months of driving with no convictions of moving violations or seat belt infractions, you are eligible to receive a Level Three License.

    In order to obtain a Level Three Driver's License, students must:
    • pay a $20.00 fee
    • A parent or legal guardian must sign for a minor.
    Documentation requirements: Certified or Original Birth Certificate, Original Social Security card (may not be laminated!)

    FAQ:
    Where do I sign up for Driver Education class?
    • At http://www.ncdrivingschool.com
    • PERFECT ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY. You must be able to attend the class for two consecutive weeks, three hours each day.
    How long does the classroom phase of Driver Education take to complete and how are the classes set up?
    • During the regular school year, the 30-hour classroom phase is held after school. The class runs 3:40-6:40 (3 hours) for 10 days. Summertime registrations begin in May and students are registered first-come-first-served.
    How does the driving phase (behind-the-wheel) scheduling work and how long does it take to complete?
    • No student will be scheduled for behind-the-wheel instruction until all 30 hours of classroom instruction have been completed. Students are scheduled to drive by the classroom phase of Driver Education they are in. The oldest students drive first, down to the youngest, in order. Each student can drive a maximum of two hours per day. Each behind-the-wheel instructor sets his/her own driving schedule and will call the student to set up a time for driving. The student should receive a total of six hours behind the wheel.
    How old do I need to be to take Driver Education?
    • 14 1/2 years of age to take the required 30-hour classroom portion
    What do I need to bring to the driver education classroom on the first day of the classroom phase of driver education?
    • Pencil
    • Paper
    • Loose leaf notebook
    • Copy of birth certificate or passport
    What is the Driver Eligibility Certificate, and how can I get one?
    • As of August 1, 1998, persons less than 18 years of age whom are applying for a permit or license must have this certificate. This certificate states that the student listed is passing at least five of six courses in a regular schedule, or three of four courses in a block schedule and is currently enrolled in school. NOTE: The certificate is only good for thirty days, and then it has to be renewed, so do not get this until you have completed the Driver's Education Course.Neither the lead driver education teacher nor his instructors issue this. Please check with the Guidance office for this certificate.
    Where are the Drivers License offices and what are their telephone numbers?
    • 810 A North Main St, Kernersville, NC 27284, (336) 993-5651
    • 3637 North Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27105, (336) 761-2259
    • 2001 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, (336) 761-2258
    For how long is the Driver Education Certificate good?
    • This certificate is good as long as you need it. After getting your permit or drivers license, put the certificate in a place where you file important papers and keep it for future use.
    What do I do if I lose my Driver Education Certificate?
    • If you lose it, call the lead teacher at the school where you took the class. Let them know the date you took the class and the name of your instructor. You need to tell them your full name and birth date. Expect a wait of at least two weeks.
    What items do I take to the Drivers License office to get my permit?
    • Driver Education Certificate
    • Birth Certificate
    • Social Security Card
    • Driver Eligibility Certificate
    • 1 parent or guardian to sign permit
    • $15.00 cash for permit fee
    Who should I call if I have additional questions?
    • Call the MTHS Main Office at (336) 703-6700 or contact Charles Jarman at 336-399-5710.
    Links Forsyth County DMV Offices
    North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles
    North Carolina Driver's Handbook