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 in 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. 


    Required Online (Virtual) Parent/Student Meetings for November Classes:

    • Monday, October 17th at 6:30 p.m. (This is the meeting for the class that will begin on 11/1.)
        • Link will appear HERE on the day of the meeting, 11/1.



    Fall Driver Education Class Information for Corinth Holders High

    • There will be two sessions of Driver Education during the fall semester at CHHS:
      • Session 1 will begin on September 26 and will end on October 13.
      • Session 2 will begin on November 1 and will end on November 21.
        • There will be two (2) face-to-face November classes.
        • There will be one (1) virtual/online November class.
    • The September and November face-to-face classes will be taught in-person at CHHS from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM.
    • Each session will last 12 total days. There will not be any classes taught on Saturdays or Sundays.
    • Students must provide their own transportation.
    • Alive@25 will be taught on the final day of each session. Alive@25 is a 4-hour course.
    • The following are the exact dates for Session 1: September 26, 27, 28, 29; October 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, and 13 (total of 12 days).
    • The following are the exact dates for Session 2: November 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 21 (total of 12 days). There are some workdays and holidays in November; class cannot be held on those days.

    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?

    All 6 fall classes at CHHS are full as of October 1st, 2022. There will be more classes offered during second semester. Pre-registration for second semester DE classes will be on this webpage in early December, 2022.

    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. 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 @chhsdriver 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 third day of the DE class that your child enrolls in. Do not pay before attending the required parents' meeting.  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 a new Canvas platform. The link to join the virtual parent meetings will be on this web page on the day of the meeting, mid-afternoon.

    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.


     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. 

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

    • October 13, 2022
    • November 21, 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 303) if you have questions, or email Mrs. Pink: shellypinkowski@johnston.k12.nc.us