Driver Education Classes
The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours of behind-the-wheel training. All Durham city/county students who are at least 14 ½ years old and enrolled in a public, private, charter or home school in Durham are eligible to take Driver Education with Durham Public Schools. Students wishing to take Driver Education must be eligible to receive a driver eligibility certificate. Students who have failed two or more classes the previous semester are not eligible to take Driver Education.
To take Driver Education with Durham Public Schools, a student must be in one of these categories:
- Attend a Durham Public School high school
- Attend a private school located in Durham
- Attend a registered “home school" located in Durham.
- A student must be 14 ½ years of age on the first day of class.
DPS will be using an “on-line” payment system for the $45 fee for Driver Education. The fee will be paid by credit card or with debit card. Students who do not have a credit or debit card may obtain one from a store. Students need to remember that some places will charge a service fee for the card and need to add that to the amount put on the card.
Hillside High School Registration
Registration for the Spring class will begin on February 10, 2024 at 9:00 am. Once the allotted slots are filled, the registration will close. Please remember you may only register for a class at the school you are enrolled in. If you register for a school you do not attend, you will be removed from the registration. All classes meet via Zoom, and if your registration is accepted, you will be notified once the registration information is confirmed. All classes will be held via Zoom.
Students may register for one of the following classes.
- Morning Class 6:30am - 8:30am
- Evening Class 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Spring Driver's Education Class: February 26th - March 15th
- Registration: February 10th at 9:00am
- Class time: 6:30am - 8:30am
- Class time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Students wishing to take Driver Education must be eligible to receive a driver eligibility certificate. Students who have failed two or more classes the previous semester are not eligible to take Driver Education.
Please make sure you are registering for the appropriate class time. We cannot guarantee that you will receive your preferred time if you sign up for the incorrect class.
Hillside Morning Class Registration
Hillside Evening Class Registration