• Princeton High School Karra Kay Hester, Driver's Ed Instructor
    Phone: 919-936-5011, EXT. 4453
    Email:  karrakayhester@johnston.k12.nc.us


     Important information concerning Driver's Education

    Please read all information on this page before contacting me. All pertinent information is on this page.


    February Driver's Education Class is FULL.  The sign up for the class is closed.


    Our next PHS Driver's Education class will begin January 29th and end on February 22nd. Class will be virtual and it will start at 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm each day, Monday - Friday. We will send you a confirmation email with a parent/student meeting link to let you know IF you will be in the class.  Any student that will be in this class will be expected to pay for the class by February 3, 2021. Your birthday has to be on or before July 29th, 2006 and you must be in high school.  The cost of Driver's Education is $90, unless you apply for a reduced fee waiver and then the cost will be $57.50.  Reduced waiver forms are for any student that receives free/reduced meals at school. Fees will not be collected until class roster is definite. 

    *Only 35 students will be in the class.*  

    Once 35 students have signed up for the class, the sign up will be closed.


    **Important to know**

    You cannot miss any days of class or you will be removed from the class.

    You are required to have your camera on and you are required to be seen in the camera at all times during class.  If you do not do this, you will be removed from the class.

    You have to have internet access for this class.  Our meetings are virtual and the curriculum is all online.


    Important dates to know for the upcoming class. 

    These are required dates and times:


    *January 28th* - Parent/Student Meeting at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  Cameras are required to be on at all times and ONE parent and the student has to be visible at all times.  If parent/student are not seen the entire time then you will not be in the class.  This is a mandatory meeting.  PLEASE DO NOT PLAN ANYTHING ELSE DURING THE MEETING TIME.  Please do not go out to eat dinner during the meeting, be driving in a car, or watch TV during the meeting (these are just a couple of examples).  This meeting is important and the parent and student need to give their full attention to the meeting.  


    February 3rd - payment due for the class

    February 3rd - Eye exams at PHS starting at 3:30

                                 I will go into more detail about this later


    February 18th -   Alive@25 class (4 hour class) from 3:30-7:30 

                                 If you are not in attendance for the entire class then you will not get credit. 

    You have to attend this class before you can complete the driving portion of driver's education.

    Class dates 


    Jan. 29th

    Feb. 1st - 5th

    Feb. 8th - 12th

    Feb. 15th - 19th


    Feb. 22nd

    Every day, Monday through Friday, 3:30 pm  to 5:30 pm

    The schedule may change if changes to the school schedule are made by

    the Johnston County Board of Education.


    If you are going on vacation, play sports (have practice right after school),  or will not be able to attend class during these dates then I would encourage you to take a different class at another time.  You can NOT miss any days of class.  


    DRIVER'S EDUCATION IS CONSIDERED AN AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITY. IF ALL AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED, THIS INCLUDES DRIVER EDUCATION. (Because the class is virtual at this time, we will still have class if activities are cancelled.)


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    • IMPORTANT!! A student is not eligible to take a DE class unless he/she has attended a parent/student meeting. A parent and the student are required to attend.
    • Parent/Student Night begins promptly at 6:00 P.M. 
    • The meeting lasts an hour and a half.
    • Meetings are held in the PHS cafeteria and/or virtually
    • Please bring a black or blue ink pen with you to the meeting.
    • Both the parent and student must attend/be visible in virtual meeting
    • No money is required at the parent meeting.
    • Parents and students only have to attend one parent meeting.



    "ALIVE@25" Dates ($25 for course)

    Email Mrs. Hester to sign up for an Alive@25 class if ALL you need is this course (i.e., you took your DE class privately or in another state). Students who enroll in DE at PHS will automatically be placed in the Alive@25 course.


    *The student MUST take Alive@25 and complete the course before they are allowed to complete the driving portion of driver's education.*