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Driver's Education

Stanly County Schools (SCS)  contracts with NC Driving School to provide driver's education services. 
There are two parts to the SCS Driver's Education Program. These are:
1) Classroom instruction (30 hours of online instruction)
2) Behind the Wheel instruction (12 hours of driving and observing)
Enrollment in the SCS Driver Education program is open to any student who attends a public, private, charter, or home school registered in Stanly County and meets the eligibility requirements.


In order to be eligible to enroll in SCS Driver Education Program, an individual must meet the following requirements:


~Attend a high school (public, private, charter, or home school) registered in Stanly County. Middle School students who are attending a public, private, charter, or home school registered in Stanly 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 Stanly County does not determine Driver Education enrollment eligibility; the county in which the registered school (that the student attends) is the determining factor.

~Be 14 ½ on the first day of class. A student 18 or older who attends school in Stanly 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.

~Have not previously enrolled in the SCS (or in any school district in NC) Driver Education program.

If a student lives in Stanly 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 Stanly County Schools.


Registration Information for SCS Driver's Education

  • SCS charges a $65 registration fee that is due when registering with NC Driving School for the SCS Driver Education class.
  • Please contact NC Driving School using this link or call 252-321-6700.  
Need a Driving Eligibility Certificate?

You will need to visit the school in which your child is currently enrolled to secure the Driving Eligibility Certificate. Each site will set its Driving Eligibility Certificate distribution process. Please contact that school to schedule an appointment. Once scheduled, bring the following documents to the appointment:

  • Student’s birth certificate or passport

  • Completed Driver Education Certificate

  • Proof of address if the current address is different than the one listed on the Driver Education Certificate or the address listed in PowerSchool. Address must be verified for the NC Real ID.

Questions about Driver Eligibility in NC? Please visit the NC Department of Public Instruction Driver Education website