PLEASE NOTE: A student cannot take a Driver Education class until he/she turns 14 years and 6 months old. Only high school students may take Driver Education, unless the student takes the class the summer before going into ninth grade. Students should take their Driver Education course at their own school or at the school in their attendance area.


    All participation in Driver Education is voluntary.  

    JOIN REMIND! Join REMIND to receive important updates and news about Driver Education classes at CHHS. Text the message @spinkowski to the number 81010. 

    Summer Driver Education Class Information for Corinth Holders High

    Summer Class Sessions are FULL as of 5/19/22. Students wishing to take a DE class in the fall will be able to pre-register in mid-August. The schedule for the fall classes at CHHS will be on this page by mid-June.


    ***Put this date & time on your calendar - REQUIRED Monday, June 27th at 6:30 p.m. - Virtual (through Google Meet) Parent/Student Meeting for all July Class Students***

    Option 1 July Class

    • Virtual/Online from 8:00 am to 11:10 am daily for 11 days total;
    • Students must have reliable internet and a laptop or computer;
    • Maximum students allowed in this class will be 35;
    • Students must participate through voice, chat box, etc. each day to be counted present;
    • NO ABSENCES ALLOWED FOR ANY REASON (sports, vacation, dental appointments, etc.);
    • July 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 (must attend all 11 days).
    • "Alive at 25" will be taught on the last day - July 27th.
    • Student must be 14 years and 6 months old by July 11th to take this class.
    • Do not sign up for a slot in this class if you know you cannot be present for each class.

    Option 2 July Class

    • Will be in-person at Corinth Holders High School;
    • 8:00 am to 12:30 pm for 8 days;
    • Students must provide their own transportation to and from the class;
    • NO ABSENCES ALLOWED FOR ANY REASON (sports, vacation, dental appointments, etc.);
    • July 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21;
    • "Alive at 25" will be taught on the last day - July 21st.
    • Student must be 14 years and 6 months old by July 11th to take this class.
    • Do not sign up for a slot in this class if you know you cannot be present for each class.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Driver Education Class

    Please email Mrs. Pinkowski at <shellypinkowski@johnston.k12.nc.us> if you don't see the answer to your question in the Frequently Asked Questions section. 

    1. When will the next Driver Education class be offered?

    The next Driver Education class opportunity will be offered in July of 2022. As of 5/19/2022, the July classes are completely full. Students will be able to register for another Driver Education class in August. The fall schedule of classes will be posted on this page by mid-June.

    2.. How do I initially get signed up for a class of Driver Education?

    There will be pre-registration sign-up links on this web page for each session. Classes are limited to 35 students per class. The link will be closed when the class is full. The best way to not miss sign-up is to subscribe to the REMIND app for Driver Education. The REMIND app is free and can be downloaded on most devices. Once you have the app, then you should text @spinkowski to the number 81010. You will receive announcements about the exact date and time that the sign-up link will be on this web page.

    3. If the student pre-registers for a class, does that mean he/she is in the class automatically? Will the student or parent receive anything from Mrs. Pinkowski after pre-registration?

    NO. After the student is pre-registered for the class, the next step will be attendance at the mandatory parent/student meeting. If the student was able to fill out the Google form to pre-register, then the student's spot is held until the night of the parent/student meeting. Any student who does not attend the required meeting will lose his/her spot in the class for which he/she pre-registered. PLEASE PUT THE DATE OF THE PARENT/STUDENT MEETING ON YOUR CALENDAR! Mrs. Pinkowski will send out a REMIND message to remind everyone of the required parent/student meeting.

    4.  When will I pay?

    Payment of $90 is due by the fourth day of the DE class that your child enrolls in. Do not pay before attending the required parent meeting and confirmation of class enrollment. Payments are being handled through the K12 Payment Center this year, an online portal, where you can pay with a credit card. Information will be shared about payments during the required Parent Meeting.

    5.  Is the Parent Meeting mandatory?

    Yes! Unless the student and a parent/guardian attend the virtual parent meeting on the scheduled day at 6:30 P.M., the student will not be allowed to take the class. There is a good deal of information that both student and parent must know before beginning the Driver Education class, especially now that we are using this new virtual platform. The link to join the virtual parent meetings will be on this web page on the day of the meeting.

    6.  How many days and hours is the Driver Education course?

    Johnston County Public Schools requires 33 hours of Driver Education, 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training, and a 4-hour "Alive@25" course in order for a student to obtain a Certificate of Completion. The actual driving takes place after the student completes the online coursework. All the details will be discussed at the assigned parent meeting.

    7.  What are the times for virtual classes?

    Times vary. The time slots will be posted by the class dates in the information at the top of this page. Each class can hold 35 students. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT THE STUDENT WILL GET THE TIME SLOT HE/SHE SELECTS. You will have the opportunity to choose your first choice when you pre-register. Keep in mind that each class only takes 35 students, so you may have to be flexible.

    8.  Do I have to attend the live class session each day at the time slot I am assigned to?

    Yes! Driver Education class is facilitated by a certified Driver Education instructor. Attendance will be taken and students must actively participate in the course and complete all assignments and quizzes for each day. Students have a certain lesson and/or module that they will learn with the DE instructor during class each day. Absences are not allowed. If the student cannot commit to all the days scheduled for the online course, then the student should wait until another time to take Driver Education.


     The cost of a Driver Education class (including Alive@25) is $90 (cash, check, or money order payable to "CHHS.") Other logistics and pertinent information for each class will be covered with parents and students at the parent/student meeting. We are utilizing an online payment system this year that will be available during the parent/student meeting.


    Upcoming "ALIVE@25" Dates ($25 for course)

    Thursday, July 21, 2022

    Wednesday, July 27, 2022

    Email Mrs. Pinkowski 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 CHHS will automatically be placed in the Alive@25 course.


     Students, you may stop by Mrs. Pink's room at CHHS (room 311) if you have questions, or email Mrs. Pink: shellypinkowski@johnston.k12.nc.us