Because of the North Carolina budget issues involving Driver Education last year, Wake County Driver Education was shutdown from August 17-October 5, 2015. This shutdown left over 3,500 students on the wait list for behind the wheel and extended their wait time by 49 days. On a normal basis, our wait time for behind the wheel is 6-8 weeks. However, because of the shutdown, we are experiencing a longer wait time than normal. All students who took class between October 2015 – May 2016 should expect a 12-14 week wait for behind the wheel. We hope to have the wait time back to the normal 6-8 week time frame very soon.
After successful completion of the classroom phase, a driving instructor will call to schedule the required 6 hours of behind-the-wheel time. The Lead Teacher at the High School is responsible for assigning students to their driving instructor. They will know which class is currently receiving their behind-the-wheel training.
The behind-the-wheel phase is usually a 3 or 4 day class, with 2 or 3 students scheduled per car. Jordan Driving School is not allowed to conduct a driving lesson with only one student in the vehicle, nor are we able to pick students up at home. The teacher will meet the students at a school or another public location, and students must secure transportation to and from their lessons. Students must be picked up promptly after the driving class is over for the day. Many times, road teachers run back-to-back classes, and must leave to begin the next driving session they are scheduled for.
Each Lead Teacher has voice mail at the telephone number listed on the Lead Teacher contact page on our website. Please leave a message and the teacher will return your call as soon as possible. Also, you will find an email address link for each teacher on the Lead Teacher web page. In most cases, these teachers are not in their office, but are out teaching in the car, in the classroom, or during the school day, possibly teaching regular school classes. It may be the next day before you receive a return phone call.
PLEASE REMEMBER, ATTENDANCE AT EACH DRIVING SESSION IS VERY IMPORTANT. WAKE COUNTY DRIVING POLICY REQUIRES AT LEAST 2 STUDENTS TO BE PRESENT TO HOLD A DRIVING SESSION. IF ONE STUDENT DOES NOT SHOW UP, THE OTHER STUDENT CANNOT DRIVE.
The dress and grooming of students shall contribute to the health and safety of the individual and promote an orderly educational environment. All students participating in the Jordan Driving School driver education program must follow the code of conduct and dress for Wake County Schools.
Please see what not to wear below:
- No hats, bandanas, hoodies, do-rags, or scarves (unless for religious purpose)
- No tanks tops, no revealing, thin strapped, or see-through tops
- No bare midriffs
- No sagging pants or shorts
- No short skirts or shorts
- No clothing that advertises drugs, alcohol, tobacco, illegal substances or activities
- No bare feet
- No bedroom slippers
- No taps
- No cleats