July 2021 UCPS Online Driver Education Registration
In compliance with federal law, Union County Public Schools administers all educational programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability.
Union County Public Schools Driver Education Program involves 30 hours of online classroom work via Canvas modules and a minimum of 12 hours of Behind the Wheel instruction in the vehicle (6 hours driving and 6 hours observing). Behind the Wheel instruction usually occurs 2-3 months after the passing of the final exam and eye-screening.
UCPS’s Driver Education Course registration is completed online and is a two-step process. There is a $65 registration fee that is due when registering for the UCPS Driver Education class. Please read all online registration directions completely. There are registration date parameters and capacity restrictions. Enrollment in the online course may be limited due to the number of students waiting to for the Behind the Wheel portion of Driver Ed. Students that attend a Union County Public School may only register for the Driver Education course for the school they are enrolled and attend (Ex. A student enrolled at SVHS may only register and take Driver Ed through SVHS). Students who attend a private, charter, and home school registered Union County may only register for “Union Academy,” "Home School," or "Other" if applicable. (Union Academy will train students enrolled in a charter, private, or home-school that is registered in Union County.) If any school/site has reached registration-capacity, another school/site cannot be chosen.
You are about to register for the July, 2021 Driver Ed online course. Click the "Next" button below to start the registration process. Again, registration is a two-step process: you will begin in this registration form, then in section 3, be prompted to pay for the course via a link. You will then receive a confirmation email with an order number that must be entered in section 3 of THIS form and then continue to complete and submit THIS form. You are not considered registered until this is done by clicking "Submit" at the end of this registration form.
Who can take Driver Education with Union County Public Schools?
Enrollment is open to any student who attends a public, private, charter, or home school registered in Union County and meets the eligibility requirements. (Union Academy will train those students that are enrolled in a charter, private, and home school registered in Union County.)
In order to be eligible to enroll in UCPS’s Driver Education Program, an individual must meet the following requirements:
~Attending a high school* (public, private, charter, or home school) registered in Union County.
~Be 14 ½ on the first day of class. A student 18 or older who attends school in Union County is eligible for the classroom portion but must secure a Learner’s Permit from DMV before they are eligible to complete the driving portion of the class.
~Have not previously enrolled in the UCPS (or in any school district in NC) Driver Education program.
*Middle School students who are attending a public, private, charter, or home school registered in Union County ARE eligible to take Driver Education as long as they are the legal age (14 ½ on the first day of class) and meet the other requirements.
If the student lives in Union County, but attends school (public, private, charter, and home school) outside the county, the student is NOT eligible to receive Driver Education instructional (classroom and/or behind-the-wheel) training in Union County Public Schools.
Students are expected to take an online final Driver Ed exam once course modules are complete and exit ticket have been submitted during the available dates and times for the registered month's course. Once starting the exam, there is a 2-hour window of time to complete the exam between the hours of 3:30-8:30 PM on specific dates. A minimum score of 80% is considered passing. There will be an opportunity to re-take the final exam for those not passing the original test administration.
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