Weddington High School Online Drivers Education and Behind-The-Wheel Instruction

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

ONLINE COURSE INFORMATION

Online Registration:

Click here to begin registration process

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



Registration for the November class is now closed.

Note: There is no on-line class offered for December or January.

Registration for the February class opens at 8:00 a.m. on January 7

and closes January 21 OR when class reaches capacity.

REGISTER EARLY!


CONTACT INFORMATION
(E-mail) driver.ed@ucps.k12.nc.us 

The 30-hour course of instruction is on-line consisting of 8 Modules. The modules are completed outside of the school day and open about every other day but not on weekends or holidays. Modules CAN be accessed any day.
Students will receive an e-mail invitation to the course a few days prior to the first Module release and must have access to the internet & Canvas to take the on-line course.

All individual Module Assessments must be passed before the course is 
considered complete at which time the student should print out the 
Course Completion e-mail that is required to be taken to the Final Exam.

Students must be at least 14 1/2 but less than 18 on the date 
of the first Module and must be enrolled in a school in Union County.
If you will reach age 18 after beginning but before the completion of the full Driver Education program, please e-mail Mr. Helms at the address on the facing panel.
A student may enroll for Driver Education once through the school system.
Students who live in Union County but attend a school in a different county are required to take their Driver Education course in the county where the school is located, NOT the county of residence.

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

FINAL EXAM INFORMATION
There will be a 100 question Final Exam and DMV Eye Check given at WHS.
A score below 80 on the Final Exam will require a Retake. A score below 80 on the Retake will require taking the Full Final Exam again with the next class.
Students MUST register and test through their home school. 
Private/Home School/Charter School students MUST 
register and test through Union Academy. 
No Exceptions
800 Form and parent letter (NC Restricted Instruction Permit)



NOVEMBER 2018 CLASS EXAM SCHEDULE

Final Exam and Eye Check

 December 3 - 3:00 until 5:30

Be sure to have your contacts or glasses with you if applicable.

WHS Media Center


Exam Retake (No Eye Check Offered)

December 6 - 3:00 until 4:00

WHS Media Center


FEBRUARY 2019 CLASS EXAM SCHEDULE

Final Exam and Eye Check

Date will be provided after receiving confirmation from DMV


Exam Retake (No Eye Check Offered)

Date will be provided once the Final Exam date is set


CONTACT INFORMATION
For Questions about the Final Exam, Eye Check, and BTW Instruction:
Mike A. Helms, WHS Lead DE Teacher
Cell Phone: 704-291-0193




 BEHIND-THE-WHEEL INSTRUCTION

After passing the Exam and Eye Check, students will be 
scheduled for BTW instruction from oldest to youngest and 
will drive with the class which is current at the time he/she satisfies ALL requirements.
For example: If a student passes the Final Exam in August but does not 
pass the Eye Exam until October, he/she will be included with the 
October class for BTW instruction.

 - - - - - Your patience is appreciated - - - - -
If after two months following the passing the Final Exam and Eye Check you
have not heard from a BTW teacher, you may contact Mr. Helms for an update.

Students older than 18, who move away, or are no longer enrolled in school 
are not eligible for Driver's Ed or BTW instruction through the school system.
If you will reach age 18 after beginning but before the completion of the full Driver Education program, please e-mail Mr. Helms at the address below for instruction.

BTW instruction MUST be received through the student's home school.
Private/Home School/Charter School students MUST receive 
BTW instruction through Union Academy.
NO EXCEPTIONS!

Information For Applying For A Learner's Permit At DMV
Following successful completion of the On-Line Class and BTW instruction, 15+ year olds may go to DMV to apply for a Learner's Permit. DMV requires the following documents:
  1. Driver Education Certificate (provided by the BTW teacher)
  2. Driving Eligibility Certificate (a parent signs for this from the WHS Main Office)
  3. Student's Original or Certified Birth Certificate - NO photocopy or Mother's Copy is accepted
  4. Student's Original Social Security Card
  5. Two forms of student's proof of residence (i.e. DE Certificate, current original Report Card,       student's Bank Statement, student's current Passport) All addresses must be an exact match. Check with DMV for more information on the NC Real ID program to be in force soon.
  6. $20 - the current fee for a Learner's Permit (subject to change)
DMV will give you a 25 question test - you must make 80 or better (20 of 25 correct) - and you will be required to identify some road signs. There is no road test given for a Learner's Permit, this comes when you apply for a License.

CONTACT INFORMATION
For Questions about the Final Exam, Eye Check, and BTW Instruction:
Mike A. Helms, WHS Lead DE Teacher
Cell Phone: 704-291-0193