The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s Canvas-based online Driver Education curriculum registration window for Orange County Schools is now open.
To be eligible for Driver’s Education, the student must be 14 ½ years of age at time of registration in order to take the class. Students must be currently enrolled at either Orange High School, Cedar Ridge High School or Partnership Academy. This class will last fifteen days (2 hours daily of online instruction for a total of 30 required hours required).
This Registration window will open August 25, 2020 and will close at 12:00am on September 4, 2020.
In order to register, students must complete an intake form:Driver's Ed Intake Form. This form will also be in Spanish. If students have difficulty accessing this form, they can also email Mr. Buddy Hartley, OCS Driver’s Ed Coordinator, at email@example.com with their full name, date of birth, and school. The student may also register via phone. Please call: 919.695.6334 (for English) and 919.698.8666 (for Spanish). Note, this is the first step of the registration process. Registration is not confirmed until the student has received a confirmation email from Mr. Buddy Hartley confirming his/her enrollment.
The first class will begin on Monday, September 14, 2020 and end on October 2, 2020.
If at time of registration, these classes are full, the following alternate class dates will be available and students will be assigned to the next available dates:
- October 12, 2020 - October 30, 2020 (2 hours daily of online instruction for a total of 30 required hours needed).
- November 30, 2020- December 18, 2020 (2 hours daily of online instruction for a total of 30 required hours needed).
- February 1, 2021 - February 19, 2021 (2 hours daily of online instruction for a total of 30 required hours needed).
- March 8, 2021 - March 26, 2021 (2 hours daily of online instruction for a total of 30 required hours needed).
At this time, the plan is to start behind the wheel training (BTW) when social distancing is no longer required/necessary. Information will be forthcoming as additional information becomes available.
Additional answers may be found here: https://www.orangecountyfirst.com/Page/837
Questions/Concerns? You may contact OCS Driver’s Ed Coordinator, Mr. Buddy Hartley, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student & Parent Resources for Driver Education & Safety Information
- NC Division of Motor Vehicles Information
- The NC DMV provides detailed information on all driver and vehicle rules, regulations and services, including office locations for obtaining driver licenses and permits.
- NC Department of Transportation
- The NCDOT provides a resource for maps & publications, travel information, road conditions and traffic cameras.
- NC Governor’s Highway Safety Program
- The NCGHSP provides information on law enforcement public safety campaigns such as, “Click it or Ticket It” and “Booze it and Lose It”.
- NC Department of Insurance
- This website provides a consumer guide to insurance services and safe driver incentives for North Carolina residents.
- National Road Safety Foundation, Inc.
- This is a non-profit agency that promotes driver competence through public awareness. The NRSF provides safety tips for car safety, teenage drivers and impaired, drowsy and aggressive driving.
- US Department of Transportation
- The USDT provides information on national safety issues, domestic and foreign travel procedures and nationwide road conditions.
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
- This non-profit, scientific, educational organization provides current crash test results, safety feature reviews, vehicle ratings and safety laws & regulations.
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- NHTSA is a national organization whose mission is to save lives, prevent injuries and reduce vehicle related crashes.
- National Transportation Safety Board
- NTSB is a national organization that provides publications, recommendations and safety alerts.
- NC Driver Traffic Safety Education Association
- NCDTSEA is the professional organization which represents traffic safety educators in North Carolina.
Use this resource to practice your road signs and take simple tests.