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    Driver Eligibility FAQ

    Halifax County Schools continues to provide students with opportunities to be safe and productive citizens. We are happy to offer the driver’s education program to help students learn basic traffic laws and practice safe driving principles. The goal of the driver’s education program is to provide student drivers with the psychomotor skills and mental attitudes essential to becoming the most competent, skillful, and responsible drivers possible.

    The Driver's Education coordinators, Mrs. Gloria Stephenson (NCTA) and Mr. William Battle (SCPA) will be responsible for the scheduling of classes and behind-the-wheel instruction. If the student is enrolled at the HC Early College or HCS Empowerment Zone, they will take classroom and behind the Wheel courses at the high school closest to his/her residential address. Charter and private school students residing in Halifax County may submit an online application to participate in the HCS Drivers' Education program

    In order to be eligible to enroll in HCS Driver Education Program, a student must meet the following eligibility requirements:

    • Attend a high school (public, private, charter, or home school) registered in Halifax County. Middle School students who are attending a public, private, charter, or home school registered in Halifax County are eligible to take Driver Education as long as they are 14 ½ years old on the first day of class and meet the other requirements. Residency in Halifax County does not determine Driver Education enrollment eligibility; the county in which the registered school that the student attends is in is the determining factor.
    • Be 14 ½ on the first day of class. A student 18 or older who attends school in Halifax County is eligible for the classroom portion but must secure a Learner’s Permit from DMV before they are eligible to complete the Behind the Wheel/driving portion of the course.
    • Has not previously enrolled in the HCS (or in any school district in NC) Driver Education program.

    If a student lives in Halifax County, but attends school (public, private, charter, and home school) outside the county, the student is not eligible to receive Driver Education instructional (classroom and/or behind-the-wheel) training in Union County Public Schools.

    Please complete the online Drivers' Education application to express your interest in signing up for the Driver's Education course. We’re looking forward to serving your child in the Driver Education program in Halifax County Schools.

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