THS Driver Education

Driver Education is an integral part of the Graduated Licensing Process and required in North Carolina for a student to obtain a learner’s permit or driver’s license before the age of 18. The driver education program at Topsail High School is administered through Pender County Schools, and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

The Drivers Education Program at Topsail seeks to offer a quality driver education program to every student, we offer multiple courses throughout the year and in various formats in an effort to ensure access for all students. The Drivers Education program at Topsail is open to any student at THS, as well as students that are home schooled or attend local private or charter schools.

We have 7 certified Drivers Ed Instructors to ensure that we are able to meet the needs of students at Topsail High School.

Once the students have completed the class, they will then be contacted by a driving instructor for the Behind the Wheel portion of Driver’s Ed. Determination of who drives when is based on the student’s age, with older students driving first.


Use the google form below to pre-register your child for drivers ed. Pre-Registration is required to be able to register for one of our drivers education courses. Parents can pre-register their child as a month or two prior to when they turn 14 1/2. To actually register for a class, students must be 14.5 on the first day of class.

Completing this process does not guarantee a place in the next class.

Upcoming Classes


Upcoming Classes: Summer classes will meet from 8 AM - 2 PM every day, unless otherwise told by an instructor. Attendance at all class meetings is MANDATORY.

Class 1: June 25 - June 29 - Parent Meeting June 18

Class 2: July 9 - July 13 - Parent Meeting June 18 **** Registration has been extended and a second Parent meeting will take place July 9 at 6 PM****

Class 3: August 6 - August 10 - Parent Meeting will take place in Early August (Date not set yet)

Class 4: August 13 - August 17 - Parent Meeting will take place in Early August (Date not set yet)

**** Attendance is MANDATORY at all days of instruction****

Site Coordinator

Chris Blake

Please email Coach Blake with any questions concerning our registration process, upcoming courses, or general driver's education questions.