Drivers 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 County students who are at least 14 ½ years old and under age 18 and enrolled in a public, private, charter, or home school are eligible to take driver education in Durham Public Schools.

    Students wishing to take driver education must be eligible to receive an driver eligibility certificate.  Students who have failed two or more courses the previous semester are not eligible to take driver education.

    A $45.00 fee is now required to be paid on the first day of class by either cash or money order – NO CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED

    Students that are dismissed from driver education class due to behavior or attendance problems will not be allowed to take driver educationa second time through Durham Public Schools

    Students who have failed two or more courses the previous semester are not eligible.

    Important Information for Home School Students
    To be eligible to take a Durham Public School driver education class you will need to contact “The North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education” and ask for an Official Non-Public School Registration Record form to be sent to you.  (919-733-4276)  If selected for a class – you will need to bring this form on the first day of class.

    David Roberson

    NOTE: If you do not see any classes listed, the classes have not been set yet.  Please check back periodically.


Classroom Schedule

  • Durham School of The Arts   -  NO SIGN UP NEEDED TO BE IN CLASS 

    • Class Start Date: November 27
    • Class End Date:  December 18th 
    • Class Time: 4:30 – 6:30pm     
    • Location: Class meets in school’s cafeteria
    • DSA Contact:
    • Fee: $45 cash due 1st day                  


    School for Creative Studies

    The Driver Ed class at SCS for this fall will be Wednesday, September 27, Thursday, September 28, Friday, September 29, Monday, October 2 and Tuesday, October 3 from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm each day. Students will need to provide their own timely transportation and lunch each day.  

    Sign up will be September 11-15.

    Lottery will be drawn & notification by Monday, September 18.  Notification will be via text or phone call and list posted at SCS.  Spots not confirmed by Wednesday, September 20 will be given away to students still in lottery pool.

    Fee: $45 cash due 1st day


    Hillside High

    Classroom will start on November 27th – 4:10 – 6:10pm

    Sign-up will be the week of November 13-17.  Students will pick up a slip from the front office with instructions on how to email me to register for the class.  Ms. Clements email –

    Students will be chosen on the 20th and replied to by email if chosen for the class.  A class list will also be posted at school.

    Fee: $45 cash due 1st day


    Northern High

    • Class date:  November 27th, 28, 29, 30, Dec. 1,4,5,6,7,8,11,12,13,14,15
    • Class time:  6:45am – 8:45am                     
    • Class location: S-21
    • Fee: $45 cash due 1st day
    • Sign ups will be on November 14th  in the front Lobby of school from 7:30am – 8:45am


    Jordan High

    • Classroom will start November 27th              
    • Class time: 6:30 – 8:30am in the school cafeteria
    • Fee: $45 cash due 1st day
    • Lottery sign up will be from November 13 – November 14
    • From 8:00 – 8:30 am in front lobby
    • List of students chosen will be posted in main office by November 16th


    Southern High

    • Class dates:  November.  27...28...29...30...December 1..4...5...7...8 ..11...12...13...14....15..18
    • Class time:  4:15 – 6:15pm
    • Fee: $45 cash due 1st day  
    • Sign up will be: Monday, November 13 – 14 – 15 in main office
    • Students will be chosen by lottery


    Early College

    • Class dates: October 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31  November  1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8
    • Class time: 3:45pm – 6:15 pm
    • Sign up will be in main office with Ms. Jones starting October 9 to October 12th.
    • Home school students interested in this class should call Mr. Charles Phipps at 919-528-2401
    • Class will be chosen by lottery             
    • Fee: $45 cash due 1st day


    Riverside High

    • Class dates will be November 27-28-29-30-1December 4-5-6-7-8, 11-12-13-14-15
    • Class time: 7:00– 9:00am
    • Class will meet in school’s auditorium               
    • Fee: $45 cash due 1st day
    • Lottery sign up : from 8:00 – 9:00am on November 13-14-15
    • Students will be informed of selection the week of November 20th by announcements and class list posted in Library on Mr. Whitfield’s office door


    City of Medicine Academy

    • Class dates will be October 23-24-26, November 1,6,7,8,9,13,14,15,16
    • Class time: 4:00pm – 6:30pm
    • Fee: $45 cash due 1st day
    • Sign up will be in school’s media center with Ms. Terry
    • Students will be chosen by lottery
    • Students will be notified by email if chosen for class.
    • Students must reply back to Mr. Longmire that they will attend class.

Drivers Ed School Contacts