Students will be scheduled to complete the in-car instruction after submitting payment, completing the classroom phase, and passing the eye check. Due to the backlog of driving caused by COVID-19, the in-car instruction could take up to 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, email, or text from the driving instructor to schedule the in-car instruction. This information will not be available in the Director's Office. Jim Gilreath will not have information on the scheduling of the driving phase.
Yes. Currently the fee is $65, which covers the entire course (both the classwork and driving phase). The $65.00 fee is non-refundable.
The Free/Reduced Waiver is for CCS students that receive free or reduced lunch. This application does not apply to non-CCS students (private, charter, or homeschool). Download and complete the Free/Reduced Waiver Form. After completing the form, submit it to Maria Antunez for approval. Once approval has been confirmed by email, enter Free/Reduced on question 1 of the registration form. If a student receives free lunch, the fee is waived after the form has been approved. Currently, the reduced fee is $9.75 for students receiving reduced lunch.
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.
To be eligible to enroll in the Driver Education Program, a student must meet the following requirements:
Contact your classroom instructor by email with details of your problem.
Upon completion of the 30 hours of online classroom and 6 hours of in-car instruction you will be given a North Carolina Driver Education Completion Certificate by the driving instructor. This certificate is presented to a designated school official where you are enrolled to receive your North Carolina Driving Eligibility Certificate (DEC). 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.
Yes, it is your choice. You will have to cover the costs of the private driving school. Private driving schools provide both classroom and in-car instruction. However, it is also possible to take the online class through CCS and then completing the driving phase with a private driving school. There is no reduction of the $65 fee if you decide to go through a private driving school after completing the classroom phase.
There are three reasons why a Driver Eligibility Certificate/Learner Permit/Driver License could be revoked:
Under the Lose Control/Lose License guidelines, the Driving Eligibility Certificate is revoked for one year. Unlike the Dropout Prevention guidelines that end when a student turns age 18, the revocation of a Driving Eligibility Certificate for disciplinary action can extend beyond age 18 if the disciplinary action took place during the time the student was age 17.
Questions about the revocation should be directed to the school you attend. The Driver Education Department does not handle this process.
Last Modified on May 20, 2023