Volusia County Schools Offer Driver Educations Courses

By on January 8, 2018 in Community Stories

DeLand, FL — Registration for the spring semester Drivers Education program will begin Friday, January 12 at all high schools. Registration forms can be picked up from each high school’s guidance department on Thursday, January 11. Any student residing in Volusia County may register for the class. There is no fee for the program and students can earn a paperless waiver of the road test for an operator’s license. Drivers Education brochures are available in each high school’s guidance department. Students must have their learners permit in hand when registering.

The after-school program will begin January 25 and will run through May 8 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students need to wear closed-toe shoes for the class. There will be no classes during the week of March 12-16

The program will tentatively be offered at the following seven high schools:

·         Atlantic High, 1250 Reed Canal Road, Port Orange (Monday and Tuesday class)

·         DeLand High, 800 North Hill Avenue, DeLand (Monday and Tuesday class)

·         Mainland High, 1255 West International Speedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach

·         New Smyrna Beach High, 1015 Tenth Street, New Smyrna Beach

·         Pine Ridge High, 925 Howland Boulevard, Deltona

·         Spruce Creek High, 801 Taylor Road, Port Orange

·         University High, 1000 West Rhode Island Avenue, Orange City

 The Saturday program will begin January 27 and will run through April 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Students will need to bring lunch each day and wear closed-toe shoes. There will be no classes on February 17 and March 10-17

The program will tentatively be offered at the following seven high schools:

·         DeLand High, 800 North Hill Avenue, DeLand

·         Deltona High, 100 Wolf Pack Run, Deltona

·         New Smyrna Beach High, 1015 Tenth Street, New Smyrna Beach

·         Pine Ridge High, 925 Howland Boulevard, Deltona

·         Seabreeze H, 2700 North Oleander Avenue, Daytona Beach

·         Spruce Creek High, 801 Taylor Road, Port Orange

 Eligibility requirements:

· All students currently enrolled in a Volusia County public school (to earn elective credit), school of choice, private school or who are in the home-school program, and who are eligible to drive will be given the opportunity to enroll in a driver education program as seats are available. Students are to register at their zoned high school.

· Must be 15 years or older on or before the first day of the session for which the student is enrolled.

· Must have completed one full year of high school on or before the first day of the session.

· Must have and present a restricted license/learner’s permit when registering and on the first day of the session for which the student is enrolled.

· Must not have already received credit for Drivers Education.

Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. If the class meets the enrollment capacity a waiting list will be started. Funding for this program is made available through the Dori Slosberg Driver Education Trust Fund. No district funds will be used to fund this program.

For more information regarding this program, students should contact their home high school.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2018

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