Driver's Education Classes
The Ashe County School System has contracted with North Carolina Driving School Inc. to provide Driver Education at no cost to the student. Students must be at least 14 ½ years old, and enrolled in a public, private, or home school. It is very important for students to sign up shortly after they reach 14 ½ years of age. We use the first come, first served method of selecting the oldest student applicants to participate in the classroom and behind- the- wheel instruction. After class work completion, students will be selected by class first and then by age, with the oldest student in each class selected first to drive. Please take advantage of this opportunity to attend driver education classes as early as possible. Each student needs as much driving practice as possible, after he or she receives a learner’s permit.
The Driver Education course consists of 30 classroom hours, as well as 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction. Classes will be scheduled immediately after the regular school day, for three hours each day for 11 regular school days. Additional classes will be offered on Saturdays and during the summer to meet the needs of students involved in athletic or other activities. Saturday and summer classes are held from 7:45 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., for 5 sessions with no make-up time allowed. The behind-the-wheel instruction will be scheduled after school until 9:00 p.m. on school days and between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and during the summer.
If you have any questions about Driver Education classes, please contact the driver education coordinator at 336-877-0491.
ASHE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 2018-2019 SCHEDULE
OCT 09- OCT 29
NOV 03- DEC 08 (SAT 7:45-2:30)
MAR 05 - MAR 25
APR 30 - MAY 16
JUN 17- JUN 24
JUL 22- JUL 29
REGISTRATION FOR FALL SESSION BEGINS AT FRESHMAN ORIENTATION AT ASHE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL. AFTER THE DAY OF FRESHMAN ORIENTATION, YOU MAY REGISTER AT THE FRONT DESK ON A CLIPBOARD AT ASHE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL.
After completion of the driver education requirements, parents should stop by the Ashe County High to pick up the Driver Eligibility Certificate which is needed before proceeding to the DMV to apply for learner’s permit. Parents will need the following items;
Driver Education Certificate, Certified Copy of Birth Certificate, Social Security Card