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How to sign up for Behind-the-Wheel:

  •  Students should sign up 3 to 4 months before the date they are eligible to receive their license.
  •  Students should get as much practice in as possible before behind-the wheel training (the 45 hour driving log    does not have to be completed at this time).
  • Students can sign up with Mr. Blanchard on Fridays during enrichment in the commons near room 800.  If you have any questions please contact me at Arthur_Blanchard@ccpsnet.net
  • Complete and bring the Behind the Wheel Enrollment form (located in the back of the student Driving manual).  The form can also be picked up during sign-ups and returned to the behind the wheel instructor when the student begins behind the wheel.
  •  Cost :  $210.00 (Fee must be paid when signing up)
  • Students may pay with cash in the exact amount or with check/money order made payable to Thomas Dale High School.
  • Bring your learners permit.
  • Students that are moving:
  • Students need to obtain a certificate of classroom completion card (Green Card) from their classroom Driver’s Ed. Teacher. They will need this card to complete Behind-the-wheel training in their new town or city.

How to obtain a Learners Permit:

  • Must be 15 and 6 months old to get learners.
  • When you apply for a learner's permit at DMV, you will also complete the application process for your driver's license and pay the fees for both the permit and license.
  • Furnish proof of social security, residency, and original identification document certifying name and date of birth.
  • Pass a multiple-choice sign and knowledge test.  MUST answer all 10-road signs correctly prior to taking the general knowledge test.  If passed, students are then required to score at least 80% on the general knowledge test.
  • Pass a vision screening.
  • Have a digitized photo taken at DMV.

How to Obtain a Drivers License:

  • Must be 16 and 3 months old to get license.
  • Must hold learners for 9 months.
  • 36 hours of classroom Drivers Ed (Students cannot miss more than 10 1st period classes or 5 block classes of Driver’s Ed. to meet this requirement).
  • Behind the Wheel Training (7 days of driving and observing).
  • Driving Log - 45 hours, 15 of which must be after sunset (Info. must be recorded on the official log sheet). The hours driven during behind-the-wheel training cannot be used on the driving log.
  • The 180-day provisional license (TDL-180) is valid when accompanied by a valid Virginia learners permit
  •  Contact Information: Arthur_Blanchard@ccpsnet.net

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