SUMMER 2023 BEHIND THE WHEEL REGISTRATION OPENS mARCH 27!
IF YOUR STUDENT IS NOT TAKING BEHIND THE WHEEL THROUGH ACPS, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT 434-975-9450 TO REQUEST A GREEN DEC-1 CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION OF CLASSROOM DRIVER EDUCATION. PLEASE REGISTER HERE AND COMPLETE THE TEEN DRIVER PARENT SEMINAR BEFORE MAKING YOUR REQUEST.
VIRGINIA LEARNER'S PERMIT TESTING WILL TAKE PLACE IN ALBEMARLE HIGH SCHOOL'S MEDIA CENTER ON FRIDAY, APRIL 28 AT 11 AM. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. SEATING IS LIMITED
CLASSROOM DRIVER EDUCATION is offered at all Albemarle County High Schools as part of the Health II classroom course, which is taken in 10th grade. Students are encouraged to attend all sessions of the 36-hour driver's education instruction. Driver Education is not included in the Virtual Health II course. Virtual Health II students may register for Summer Classroom Driver Education through the Open Doors website, or contact Ms. Waters for information regarding online options. Driver Education is administered by Karen Waters, Director of Community Education. For more information, contact her office at 434-975-9450, or visit our Open Doors page and click on Driver Education.
PARENT SEMINARS are offered monthly via ZOOM. Attendance of this 90-minute informational training session by a parent or guardian is mandated by the DMV in order to complete the Driver Education requirement for licensure under the age of 18. Topics covered include Virginia traffic law, licensing, coaching, and insuring teen drivers.
BEHIND-THE-WHEEL (IN-CAR) DRIVER TRAINING FOR TEENS is offered in the morning from 7:30-8:30 am and in the afternoon from 4:00-6:00 pm weekdays throughout the school year. *During daylight savings classes will be held 1 hr. instead of 2 hrs. Please visit the link shown on the drop down menu at left to view schedules for each school. Cancellations or delays due to inclement weather will be shown on this page. Generally, if school is delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather, Behind the Wheel instruction is delayed or cancelled as well. Students will be notified directly of any exceptions to this rule. Tuition is $300.00, and is payable in installments. Payment must be paid in full prior to licensure, and a non-refundable $50.00 deposit is required to reserve a seat. Changes and/or cancellations are accepted two weeks prior to the class start date, less a $50.00 administrative fee. There are no refunds for cancellations within two weeks of the start date of the class. Scholarships are available--please contact our office for details.
Weather policy: When school is closed there is no in-car instruction. If school is delayed 1 or 2 hrs., morning class will be delayed 1 or 2 hrs. BTW which is scheduled during study hall is cancelled if study hall is not held due to a modified schedule, and resumes during the next full study hall class period. Any afternoon cancellations will be announced at the end of the day. If school closes early: no BTW. (School closings: 296-5886 or check County web page at www.k12albemarle.org).
To register for behind-the-wheel training, students must:
- Possess their learner's permit;
- Have completed the 36 hour classroom (this may be taken concurrently at the same school);
- Have completed the RECOMMENDED 15-20 hours parent-supervised driving;
- Have a parent or guardian attend the 90-minute Parent Seminar for Teen Drivers
- Pay the Range fee or deposit;
- Submit a completed registration form & parent permission form with a copy of their permit.
To be eligible for the permanent license students must:
• Be 16 years and 3 months of age, complete & hand in 45 hr. driving log,
• Have held learner's permit for nine months,
• Have completed the 36 period classroom, and have had a parent or guardian attend the 90 minute Parent Seminar,
• Passed the behind-the-wheel course, and be paid in full.
Visit www.dmvnow.com for more details on licensing and practice tests