Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools

Driver Education has resumed for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.  Due to COVID , there is a backlog of students that need to complete Behind the Wheel Training. 

Please be patient as we are trying to reschedule students for instruction 

Driver Education classes are full with registered students for the Spring Semester 2021.  Classes will be open for Summer registration on April 1st.  

Dates for Summer 2021 classes 

Class # 5 ( 3  classes of 50 students )  June 14-18, 21-25

Class #6 ( 3 classes of 50 students )    July 12-16, 19-23

Class#7 ( 3 classes of 50 students )      August 2-6, 9-13  


Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools offers driver education classes to high school students through a private contractor, Jordan Driving School of the Carolinas (JDSC), and Driver Education is considered an after-school activity and will be a virtual Zoom class after school hours.

Once the student completes the classroom portion, they are required to complete 6-hours of Behind the Wheel (BTW) driving. Students will automatically be added to the driving log. Assignments for driving will be oldest to youngest and could take 2-3 months, due to the backlog from March, when the program was suspended.


The Driver Education classes for the next semester will be offered virtual and registration can be completed using this online CHCCS DE Registration.

The NC DMV requirements for Driver Education are:

  1. Student must be 14.5 yrs. Old by the  first day of class
  2. Must complete the 30-hr. Classroom instruction
  3. Complete  the required DMV vision check
  4. Complete 6-hrs. BTW (behind the wheel) driving instruction
  5. Obtain NC Driver Eligibility form from attending school 
If you have any questions or concerns about the program please see the contact list below. Your school’s Driver Education Coordinator can assist with most questions.
Driver Education School Coordinators/Contacts:

Ms. Colleen Collier Carrboro High School 919-918-2200 x25004
Ms. Gina Horton Chapel Hill High School 919-929-2106 x41145
Ms. Pamela Watson East Chapel Hill High School 919-969-2482 x 27122

More NC Driver Education information: