The Gaston County School System has contracted North Carolina Driving School Inc. to provide Driver Education. Students must be at least 14 ½ years old to participate in the classroom and behind the wheel instruction. After class work completion, students will be selected by class first and then by age, with the oldest student in each class selected first to drive. Classes fill quickly and use first come, first served method of filling a class. Students may sign up for a class prior to turning 14 ½ years old.
The Driver Education course consists of 30 classroom hours, as well as 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction. Classes will be scheduled immediately after the regular school day, for three hours each day for 11 regular school days. Additional classes will be offered during the summer. Saturday and summer classes are held from 7:45 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. for 5 sessions with no make-up time allowed. The behind-the-wheel instruction will be scheduled between 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on school days and between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and during the summer.
THERE IS A $25.00 FEE FOR THE COURSE WHICH STUDENTS SHOULD BRING WITH THEM ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS. PAYMENT CAN BE MADE BY CASH OR BY CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO “GASTON COUNTY SCHOOLS”.
For more information and registration, contact North Carolina Driving School located at 1012-B Philadelphia Church Road, Dallas, NC 28645. Class registrations may be made calling 704-922-1960 or 828-496-7693. Click here for a listing of upcoming scheduled classes at Ashbrook High School.
For more information on the Driver Eligibility Certificate Click Here.
Youth Employment Certificate
Do you want to get a job? All students under the age of 18 need to get a Youth Employment Certificate before they can legally get a job. Follow this link to the NC Department of Labor Website so you can apply online!
Every male 18 years and older by law must register for with the Selective Services. Whenever you turn 18 years old you have 30 days to sign up for the draft. If you fit this criteria you can follow the link and go through the process to sign up for the selective services. If you are born a female and would like to sign up you can follow the same link and sign up as well.