Wilkes County Schools provides Driver Education during the hours after school, on Saturdays, over holiday breaks, and during the summer months. Driver Education is offered for $65 to all eligible students residing within the Wilkes County School district. A coordinator for each of the district high schools is assigned to administer the Driver Education program. Parents and students may call the Driver Education Coordinator at their school for additional information.
Registering for Driver Education
Announcements will be made at each middle and high school when applications are available and being accepted. Registration forms may be picked up in the main office of each middle and high school. Usually, a meeting will be held for upcoming participants and their parents to cover the necessary information and requirements for Driver's Education.
During the regular school year, classroom instruction is held after school for usually 15 days (two-hour sessions). Summer and holiday break schedules vary. The classroom instruction is 30 total hours, which includes six hours of drug and alcohol prevention. The DMV Eye Test is also administered during classroom instruction.
North Carolina Driver's Handbook
The North Carolina Driver's Handbook is embedded below or may be accessed by clicking on the PDF files (in English or Spanish).