Drivers Education is offered throughout the academic year at Swansboro High School. Each classroom session (phase one) will begin at 2:30 pm and end at 4:30 pm until 30 hours have been completed. This is a 16 day (2 hours per day) course. The behind-the-wheel instruction (phase two) requires 6 hours of driving and 6 hours of observation which are scheduled on an individual, age priority by class basis.
Swansboro High School students must register through the Drivers' Ed Training Specialist to be considered for Drivers' Education courses. Application is available online on our webpage. Students will be notified prior to the beginning of each class. Before registering for Drivers' Education, students should consider other activities (athletics, extra curricular clubs, jobs, etc.) that might conflict with the scheduled course. If a student starts a class and fails to complete it for any reason, he/she will have to pay $33 to retake it. The amount of $33 will also be charged if the student needs to retake the class due to failure.
Students must be between the ages of 14 1/2 and 18 on the first day of class, and they must be enrolled in high school but not previously enrolled in the program. They must have paid all school fees.
Students attending should make appropriate arrangements for transportation. More than one absence will result in the student being dropped from the class. Students cannot be in In-School-Suspension or Out-Of-School-Suspension or have Teacher Detention. If they do, they must drop the class.
The behind-the-wheel phase is scheduled on an individual basis with the oldest students having the opportunity to drive first. Before they drive, students must have completed all classroom requirements, have all documents completed, and have returned all materials, books, etc. The behind-the-wheel phase is scheduled with the Driver's Education Instructor.
Students listed on class rosters who do not report on the first day of class will risk losing their spots to other students.