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 the ninth grade. 


    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 @chhsdriver to the number 81010.   



    • Tuesday, July 6th at 6:30 P.M.
    • MANDATORY for all students taking Driver Education from July 19 to August 5.
    • Join us online for the Google Meet by clicking on the link below:


    Summer 2021 Driver Education Class Information

    ALL SUMMER CLASSES ARE NOW FULL (as of 4:00 PM on 5/27). The next class will be offered in September. More information about fall classes will be on this page at the end of July.

    Mandatory Parent Meeting Dates – Virtual

    Class Dates

    (All virtual)

    Time Slots

    Alive@25 Dates

    (Virtual at this time)

    Thursday, May 27, 2021

    6:30 pm – 8:00 PM

    June 7 – 24, 2021

    (Monday thru Thursday)

    3:00 pm to 6:00 pm


    3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

    June 24, 2021

    Tuesday, July 6, 2021

    6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

    July 19 – August 5, 2021

    (Monday thru


    8:00 am to 11:00 am

    August 5, 2021




    Frequently Asked Questions About Driver Education Class:

    1. When will the next virtual Driver Education classes be offered?

    There will be Driver Education classes offered in the fall, beginning in September, if you missed out on a summer class. The schedule for the fall classes will be on this web page towards the end of July. Please come back then to check out the dates for the fall Driver Education classes at CHHS.

    2. How do I sign up for one of the classes?

    There will be a sign-up link on this web page. 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 @chhsdriver to 81010. You will receive announcements about the exact date and time that the sign-up link will be on this web page.

    3.  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 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.

    4.  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.

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

    Johnston County Public Schools requires 33 hours of coursework, 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.

    6.  What are the times for the 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.

    7.  Do I have to attend the live class session each day at the time slot I choose or 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.


    "ALIVE@25" Dates ($25 for course)

    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