Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools offers driver education classes to high school students through a private contractor, Jordan Driving School of the Carolinas (JDSC).  Driver Education is considered an after-school activity at the end of the school day.


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.


The NC DMV requirements for Driver Education are:

  1. Student must be 14.5 yrs. Old by the first day of class

  2. Must attend and complete the 30-hr. of 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 

*Driver Ed Eligibility Certificate distribution times are from 8:30am-3:30pm Monday-Thursday*


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. 

Winter Break Class 1 & 2

#1 December 19th-23rd - 10:30am-12:30pm - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED // CLASS IS FULL

#2 December 19th-23rd - 10:30am-12:30pm - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED // CLASS IS FULL

Winter Break only; for questions other than the class curriculum please contact;

Ms. Barbara Garmon, DE Coordinator 919-727-1072

Chapel Hill High School

Ms. Jennifer McAdoo-Ruffin, DE Coordinator 919-929-2106

East Chapel Hill High School

Ms. Pamela Watson, DE Coordinator  919-969-2482 x 27122

Carrboro High School

Ms. Colleen Collier, DE Coordinator 919-918-2200 x 25900