Driver Education

Teachers

Glaize, Chris

Martin, Heather

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Helpful Links/Information:

State of Virginia DMV Website


Steps to Obtaining a Virginia Driver's License (Under 18)


1. Must hold Learner's Permit for 9 months (this is your VALIDATION date)

2. Must be at least 16 years and 3 months

3. Must pass the classroom portion of Driver's Education (must be present for 36 classroom periods, regardless of excuses for absences)

4. Must pass the Range and Behind-the-Wheel portions of Driver's Education

-Can be taken through your school or through a private driving school

5. Complete a 45 hour driving log that is accurate and signed by a parent/legal guardian with their Driver's License number


Steps to obtaining a Learner's Permit


1. Must be 15 years and 6 months

2. Must pass the Sign and General Knowledge Test at the DMV (must answer 100% of signs correctly and answer 80% of general knowledge questions correctly)

3. Must pass a Vision Test (must have glasses or contact lenses if use regularly)

4. Must have birth certificate, proof of residence (parent/guardian Driver's license or piece of mail with billing address), and social security number

5. A parent/legal guardian must be present to obtain the Learner's Permit


Range


1. Must fill out an application and pay $100 to the school (price subject to change). Private driving schools are an option, but typically cost more.

-Applications can be obtained from your Driver's Education teacher. Student is responsible to get this application on their own.

(applications are located in a box that is sitting right inside of the door in room 814)

-Applications should be turned back in to any Driver's Education teacher with payment. They will not be put on the Range list until

payment has been made.

-The deadline for accepting applications for the summer will be 2 weeks prior to the last day of school! NO APPLICATIONS ARE

ACCEPTED OVER THE SUMMER!

2. Must turn in a photocopy of their Learner's Permit with the application

3. Students will be notified when they are assigned to the Range. They will be given a paper with their Range dates and times, in addition to other information. Please make sure this paper is read prior to attending the Range.


***Students will be assigned to the Range from the applications turned in based on the earliest validation dates.


Behind-the-Wheel


1. Once Range has been successfully completed, students will be assigned to an instructor for Behind-the-Wheel. The instructor will notify the student as to when they will be taken out for Behind-the-Wheel. This will consist of 3 days for 2 hours each day. Dates and times for Behind-the-Wheel are subject to each instructor's availability.

-PLEASE BE PATIENT....instructors are taking students out in addition to their daily work schedules.
If a student has a small time frame to get their license on their validation date, then a private driving school may be an option if the school's waiting list is longer.

2. If a student is valid to get their license, it will take 2-3 days AFTER Behind-the-Wheel is complete for their TDL-180 to be ready. It can be picked up in the main office. A parent/legal guardian must be present to sign the TDL-180. NO ONE WILL COME TELL THE STUDENT THAT IT IS AVAILABLE. THEY MUST CHECK IN THE OFFICE ON THEIR OWN.