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 APRIL class 

has reached capacity and is now CLOSED.


Registration for the MAY class begins at 8:00 a.m. April 8.

Classes fill and close very quickly - REGISTER PROMPTLY!


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


Student Eligibility for Driver Education through UCPS:

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

  • Be attending a high or middle school whether public, private, charter, or home school within Union County.

  • Be 14 ½ on the first day of class. A student over 18 who attends school in Union County is eligible for the classroom portion but must secure a Learner’s Permit from DMV before they are eligible to complete the driving portion of the class.

  • Have not previously enrolled in the UCPS Driver Education program. Students who have dropped out of school or who have enrolled in driver education previously or did not take the class for which they were enrolled are not eligible for these classes without special consideration and permission from the UCPS Driver Education Coordinator.


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.

The 30-hour course of instruction is on-line consisting of 8 Modules. The modules are completed outside of the school day. Look for the schedule on the UCPS web site. 
Students can work on Modules any day during the schedule.
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.

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 School/Home School/Charter School students MUST 
register and test through Union Academy. 
No Exceptions
800 Form and parent letter - Click Here (NC Restricted Instruction Permit)

The 800 Form/parent letter MUST be printed on ONE sheet TWO sides. 
If you cannot print it this way, please pick up a copy 
from the literature rack in the WHS Main Office.



APRIL 2019 CLASS EXAM SCHEDULE

Final Exam and Eye Check

Tuesday, April 16 - 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)

This date is open to any student needing the Full Exam or the Retake Exam.

Thursday, April 18 - 3:00 until 4:00

WHS Media Center


MAY 2019 CLASS EXAM SCHEDULE

Final Exam and Eye Check

Tuesday, May 21 - 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)

This date is open to any student needing the Full Exam or the Retake Exam.

Thursday, May 23 - 3:00 until 4:00

WHS Media Center


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 September 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 on the number of students waiting to drive.

A student over 18 who attends school in Union County and has completed the classroom portion of Driver Education must secure a Learner’s Permit from DMV before they are eligible to complete the driving portion of the class.

BTW instruction MUST be received through the student's home school.
Private School/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 in 2020.
  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.

If you have specific questions for obtaining a Learner's Permit or License (such as already having one from another state or already having completed DE in another state), contact DMV for official instructions.

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