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. 

    Students that are dismissed from a Driver Education class due to behavior or attendance problems will not be allowed to take Driver Education a second time through Durham Public Schools. 

    Hillside, School of Technology, Early College, Middle College Registration
    Registration will be December 3rd at 9:00am.  Once the allotted slots are filled the registration will close. 
    Classes will begin on Jan. 18th and end on Feb. 8th.  Classes will meet Monday - Friday excluding holidays.
    Students may register for one of the following classes.
    Morning Class  6:30am - 8:30am
    Evening Class    5:00pm - 7:00pm

    There will be a live link on this page on December 3rd for students to register.