Parkwood High School Online Driver's Education Site

The following resources are available for students and parents interested in UCPS Driver Education
Anyone attending school in Union County is eligible for drivers ed.



Online Course Information


Online Registration:

Click here to begin registration process

Any questions? email driver.ed@ucps.k12.nc.us


The course is online and is around 3 weeks long and will take around 30 hours to complete.

Students must have access to the Internet to take the online course.

Modules will be completed outside of the school day.

There are 8 modules that open every other day but not on weekends or holidays.

Online course questions should be directed to the instructor 
inside of Canvas using the Inbox on the left.
Read all Announcements as they have important information.

Registration questions: Lisa Thompson 

email: driver.ed@ucps.k12.nc.us 


Exam Information

At the end of the coursework, there is a face-to face 100 question exam and eye check given at school. 

800 Form and parent letter (NC Restricted Instruction Permit)

You will not be allowed to take the final exam without bringing these forms with you to the test site

JULY Exam Information

Final Test and EYE Exam

Tuesday August 1st

8:00 A.M.- 10:30 A.M.

Parkwood High Media Center


Retake( No EYE Exam)

Wednesday August 2nd

8:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M.

Parkwood High Media Center



Contact Information

 Exam questions: James Schmidt

email: james.schmidt@ucps.k12.nc.us



 Behind The Wheel Instruction Information




*****After passing the exam and eye check, students will be scheduled for behind the wheel training. This is determined by date of birth and when the students pass their final exam.Older students will be contacted first. Students will be contacted by a driving instructor via phone call or text. They WILL NOT be contacted by e mail or social media.  

Questions about the FINAL EXAM and DRIVING INSTRUCTION should be directed to the lead instruction at the school. 

James Schmidt
james.schmidt@ucps.k12.nc.us