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, and enrolled in a public, private, or home school. It is very important for students to sign up shortly after they reach 14 ½ years of age. We use the first come, first served method of selecting the student applicants 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. Please take advantage of this opportunity to attend driver education classes as early as possible. Each student needs as much driving practice as possible, after he or she receives a learner’s permit. Gaston County Schools has contracted North Carolina Driving School to provide services to the system, parents are encouraged to begin and complete all lessons with North Carolina Driving School.
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: 704-922-1960 or 252-916-8968
Venesia Chestnut-Lewis, Manager
201 West 2nd Avenue, Suite G
Gastonia, NC 28052