Driver's Education

  • 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 buddy.hartley@orange.k12.nc.us 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: buddy.hartley@orange.k12.nc.us 

    Student & Parent Resources for Driver Education & Safety Information

    Online practice quiz

    Use this resource to practice your road signs and take simple tests.