Driver's Education Course Offered for High School Students

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DELAND – Registration for the spring semester Driver's Education program will be available on the district's Drivers Education website, from 8 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, January 18.

Registration will be first-come, first-served, and the classes are expected to fill very quickly. A support document must be completed during the online registration.

Due to the pandemic, only six classes of 24 students each will be offered this spring. There is no fee for the program, and options will be available for an after-school option or on Saturdays. Students can earn a paperless waiver of the road test for an operator's license.

The class is open to eligible high school students who reside in Volusia County. Students must have their learner's license in hand the first day of class and must wear close-toed shoes for the class. Additional eligibility requirements are shown below.

There are two time/date options for the class. The after-school program will begin February 1 and run Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 13 from 3:45 to 6:15 p.m. Dates and times may be adjusted by schools due to teaching conflicts and travel. Check the VCS Driver's Education website for specific class days and times. There will be no classes the week of March 20-28.

The after-school program is tentatively scheduled to be offered at these three high schools:

  • Mainland High, 1255 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach
  • Pine Ridge High, 925 Howland Blvd., Deltona
  • DeLand High, 800 N. Hill Ave., DeLand

The Saturday program will begin January 30 and will run through April 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students will need to bring lunch each day. There will be no classes on February 13, March 20, and March 27.

The Saturday program is tentatively scheduled be offered at these three high schools:

  • DeLand High, 800 N. Hill Ave., DeLand
  • Deltona High, 100 Wolf Pack Run, Deltona
  • Spruce Creek High, 801 Taylor Road, Port Orange

Eligibility requirements:

  • All students currently enrolled in a Volusia County public school (to earn elective credit), School of Choice, private school or who are in the home-school program, and who are eligible to drive will be given the opportunity to enroll in a driver education program as seats are available.
  • Must be 15 years or older on or before the first day of the session for which the student is enrolled.
  • Must have completed one full year of high school on or before the first day of the session.
  • Must have and present a learner's license when registering and on the first day of the session for which the student is enrolled.
  • Must not have already received credit for driver's education.

Once the class meets the enrollment capacity, a waiting list will be started. Funding for this program is made available through the Dori Slosberg Driver Education Trust Fund. No district funds will be used to fund this program.

For more information regarding this program, students should contact their home high school. Driver's education brochures are available in each high school's Guidance Department or the school's front desk. More information and the brochure are also available online at the district's Driver's Education website.