Driver's Education Program
Driver's Education is available to all students only if enrolled in public, private, charter, or licensed home school within the Kannapolis City School boundaries.
**Non-public school students must take Driver's Education in the school district that surrounds their school.**
The law requires students to attend 30 hours of class. No absences, tardiness, or early dismissal is allowed for any class. You must be in class the full session to receive credit for that day. Emergencies should be discussed with the teacher for make-up time and work.
Students must be at least 14 1/2 years old on the first day of your selected class to be eligible to participate in the Driver's Education program. Students must also be in 9th grade and/or under the age of 18 (G.S. 20-88.1).
All students must adhere to the Student Code of Conduct for Kannapolis City Schools' students or face possible dismissal from the program. If an individual wants a driving license before the age of 18 years of age, the state of North Carolina requires that studentss successfuly complete thirty (30) hours of classroom instruction, followed by six (6) hours of behind-the-wheel training.
Students are strongly encouraged to register for classroom instruction as soon as they become 14 1/2 years of age. Every effort will be made for them to receive the behind-the-wheel training by their 15th birthday. Students who choose to wait will be served as space is availble.
Kannapolis City Schools will have a list of all 9th graders through our directory. We will schedule oldest to youngest to take the classroom session. All Others must fill out a form in the main office. Each student will receive a letter in their first block class when they are eligible for the classroom phase. One must respond to the email address to be enrolled in the class. After the cut-off date, if we do not have a full class, we will offer the open spaces to other students.
Student must arrange transportation to and from the classroom. Students must be picked up promptly. No loitering on campus.
Classroom requirements must be successfully completed with a minimum average of 70 or above.
Students are required to attend all classes. No tardiness or early dismissale is allowed for any class. You must be in class the full session to receive credit for that day. Attendeance issues/emergencies should be discussed with the teacher for make-up time and work.
If a student drops a class or does not show up, they will not be able to retake the class until space is available.
If you have plans that conflict with class attendance, you should wait and take another class.
Students will be charged a replacement fee of $20 for any lost, stolen, or damaged textbook. Students will not be scheduled for behind-the-wheel training until the book is returned and the fee is paid in full.
During the classroom phase, a parent/guardian must complete a Restricted Permit form. All information must be complete, including the scheduled eye check from the DMV. This completed permit is required before the student can be scheduled for behind-the-wheel training.
During the classroom phase, a DMV examiner will conduct an eye check for all students who have completed the Restricted Permit form. Students absent on the day of the eye check msut wait until the next scheduled class when the DMV examiner returns.
If a student fails the eye ehceck, he or she is issued an 804 form to be completed be a vision specialist. This form must be returned to the Driver's Education teacher or the school office bfore the student can be scheduled for behind-the-wheel training.
Behind-the-Wheel Training Requirements:
After a student has successfully completed all classroom requirements, every effort will be made to contact the student and/or parent/guardian near the time they will be driving to schedule the student for driving training.
Students may be driven after school, on Saturdays, or during vacation days.
Students will be driven from oldest to younges and according to the date of the classroom phase completion. There is a possibility a younger studnets may be driven first if an older student could not be located, could not drive on the requested date, or to save gas due to home location.
Make sure all student phone numbers are current. Students should notify their Driver's Educaiton coordinator of any changes to address, phone number, or transfer to another school. Messages for the stie coordinator can be left by calling A. L. Brown High School, extension #540.
The driving teacher will provide dates, times, where to meet the teacher, and other additional information when they contact the student.
Driver's Education Fee Notification
Due to state funding cuts for the Driver's Education program, Kannapolis City Schools has implemented a $45.00 fee for each participant in the program.
Guidelines for Participation:
1. Students who pass the classroom portion of the course will be subject to the $45.00 fee.
2. Students must pay the $45.00 fee by the last day of the classroom portion of the course or before the start of the behind-the-wheel Phase.
3. Payments will be collected by the classroom teacher at anytime during the classroom course.
4. Payment must be cash or money order.
Sandra is a retired assistant principal/athletic director in the Iredell/Statesville School system. She holds a Master's degree in Driver Education, Administration, and Physical Education. She is very happy to be running the Driver Education program at A. L. Brown High School and looks forward to making a difference in your child's driving experience.
(704)-932-6125 x 540
Carl is a retired Kannapolis City Schools educator who spent the past 10 years working with elementary physical education studnets and teaching Driver Education at A. L. Brown High School. He holds a Master's degree in Driver Education and Bachelor's degree in Health and Physical Education.
He says that hsi time working with the young people of Kannapolis has brought him some of the most rewarding experiences of his career.
Richard Alley has 32 years in education.