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Driver's Education

Information about the classroom portion of Driver’s Education

It is time for Driver’s Education again at FFHS. There are three classes in the Spring of 2020 and the registration for all of them will open at the same time. The date of birth range for these classes will be from 05/2002 to 04/27/2005. Make sure your student knows which class to sign up for on the day of registration. Each class only holds 40 students and there will be NO switching of classes and NO waitlist for these classes.

Your student will need two things to register. They will need to fill out the Restricted Instruction Permit in black ink (any other color ink/pencil will not be accepted). They will also need to bring cash or a check made out to FFHS for the $65 non-refundable fee for the class. If you do not have access to a printer, there are copies available in the front office of the Restricted Instruction Permit form, which can be downloaded below.

We are accepting the form and the fee for all three classes starting on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 8 a.m. in the front office. Make sure your student has both the form and the fee at the time of registration. For more information or questions on this program, please email Eileen McKenna at mckennaei@daretolearn.org. The classes available at this time are as follows:

  • Feb. 3-20 from 3:20 to 6:20 (afterschool class, no class on Fridays)
  • March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4 from 8 to 2 (Saturday class)
  • April 27 to May 13 from 3:20 to 6:20 (afterschool class, no class on Fridays)

For scheduling the Behind the Wheel portion of the Driver's Education course, please contact  NC Driving School instructor Jacqueline Scruggs at 252-548-2221.

There are two summer classes (June and July). Registration for these classes will be held at a later time. In the future, notices will be posted on Facebook on the FFHS Official Fan Page and on the FFHS Website and the Parent Weekly Email indicating when registration for the driver’s education class opens and the new date of birth range. We want all students to have the opportunity to take Driver’s Education and will do our best to get the students into one of the classes in a timely manner.

Restricted Instruction Permit Form (updated December 2019)
 
 

Classroom instruction will be a minimum of 30 hours. All scheduled classes must be attended. No tardiness or early
dismissals will be allowed. The school building doors are locked for security. To pass the classroom portion, students must score 70% or higher on the exit exam and have attended all scheduled classes. Failure to pass the classroom portion prohibits the student from receiving behind-the-wheel instruction.

Absolutely no misconduct or horseplay will be tolerated. Instructors have the right to dismiss a student from class on
any day of the classroom instruction. Adult behavior is required. Students who cannot follow directions in class will not
be able to follow directions in the car. Students that are dismissed from the driver education class due to behavior or attendance issues will not be eligible to re-enroll until the following school year.

Absolutely no tobacco or alcohol products allowed during class or on school campus, before class or after class. This will
result in immediate dismissal from class. Cell phones should NOT be seen or heard during class. 1st occurrence, the phone will be taken and given back at the end of class; 2nd occurrence, the student will be dismissed from class.

Students must stay in designated areas indicated by the instructor at all times. Please remember we are GUESTS; there
is to be NO roaming of the hallways. Students located in areas not designated by the instructor will be dismissed.
Students are not dismissed from class until the instructor dismisses the class. Transportation home must be available within 15 minutes after the dismissal of class. No loitering on campus.

Participating in a driver education course is a privilege, NOT a right. Driving is a legal privilege and responsibility.