Drivers Education

General Information

Drivers Education is an After School, Saturday and Summer School Program in partnership with Volusia County Schools, County of Volusia and The Dori Slosberg Foundation. The course is offered in the fall, spring and summer. During the fall and spring we offer an after school and a Saturday option. Brochures can be found on the website as they are made available before each offering. Registration takes place in August (fall classes), January (spring classes) and May (summer classes).


What is Volusia County Drivers Education?

Drivers Education is not only essential for the fundamental knowledge of traffic safety, but also necessary to ensure awareness and application of that knowledge as a responsible driver. After all, driving is everybody's business.

The After School and Saturday Drivers Education programs will be offered as a one half credit course. Class size will consist of 30-45 students, depending upon the school sites. If schools have more than the allotted students registered for the class (each session), a waiting list will be created on a first come first serve basis. A student who misses the first day of the class will be dropped and replaced by the next student on the waiting list.

The brochure, under resources below, contains information which is pertinent to participation in the Drivers Education program offered by the Volusia County School District. We ask that you read it carefully. Thank you for your cooperation and continued support of the Drivers Education program.

Information & DMV/School District Requirements

  1. Each student must have a Florida Restricted license/learner permit on the first day of the Drivers Education Program. The restricted license must be in the student's possession while participating at all times.
  2. Must be enrolled in a Volusia County Public School, school of choice, private or home-school program in order to participate.
  3. Student must be at least 15 years old and must completed one full year of high school on or before the first day of the session.
  4. If a registered student does not attend the first day of the course his/her slot will be given to the next student on the schools waiting list.
  5. Absenteeism will be limited due to the shortness of the program.
  6. No flip flops are allowed to be worn in class, closed toe shoes only


***UPDATE: October 22, 2020***


Drivers Education teachers are scheduling the driving tests over the next two weeks. Please contact your instructor if you have not heard from them and need to take the driving test. See instructors contact information below.


UPDATE: October 6, 2020

Fall Drivers Education has been cancelled due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines. We are preparing for the Spring Drivers Education session (January to May 2021). If we do open the Spring Drivers Education session, registration information will be posted on this website in December. In addition, a School Messenger call will go out to all 10th - 12th grade students in the high schools informing those students and parents about the upcoming session. Thank you for your patience and if you have any questions please contact Susan Lovell at 386-734-7190, ext. 20678.


UPDATE: August 19, 2020

Fall Drivers Education is on hold due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines. If we do open a session for the fall, the registration process will be posted on this website. Also, a School Messenger call will go out to all 10th - 12th grade students in the high schools. Thank you for your patience and if you have any questions please contact Susan Lovell at 386-734-7190, ext. 20678.


UPDATE: July 9, 2020

At this time, the district is working through the return to school process. There has been no determination for the "Behind the Wheel" Drivers Education course for the fall session.

Please note that Volusia Online Learning is currently offering the Learner's License (PERMIT) course.
Please email Christa Chapple, Online Learning Specialist -


UPDATE: June 9, 2020

Volusia Online Learning is offering a Drivers Education Learner's License (PERMIT) course this summer as space allows.

  • Students need to be 14 1/2 years old before they can be enrolled.

  • Please note: This is the prep class for behind the wheel.

To apply please fill out an online application here: Volusia Online Learning - 2020 Summer School


UPDATE: May 7, 2020

COVID-19 Safe Driving
How To Keep Your Car Coronavirus Free

Coronavirus Hotspots In Your Car

UPDATE: April 30, 2020

2019-2020 Summer Driver Education Program - CANCELLED

***Due to CDC guidelines about social distancing***


UPDATE:  April 8, 2020

2019-2020 Spring Driver Education Program

***ATTN: Spring Driver Education Students & Parents***

  • Drivers Education teachers will be reaching out to all students and parents via email/phone with more information on how the Spring Drivers Education program will proceed.

  • They are diligently working out the plan so every student will have the opportunity to complete the program.

Thank you for your patience as we work through this unprecedented time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Mr. Beal or Mrs. Lovell listed below. 

Program Coordinator: Lary Beal

Program Administrator: Susan Lovell



Drivers Education Teachers

Mainland High School

Denise Blumberg

Susan Lewis

Spruce Creek High School

Guy Stevenson

Eric Nord

Pine Ridge High School

Neil Braly

Willie Stevenson

Larry Hartman

DeLand High School

Tony Feistel

Tommy Hickox


New Smyrna Beach High School

Bob Heikka

Tim McRae

Deltona High School

Connie Recktenwald

Angie McPhaul



Spring Sites:

After School Sites

Starts January 23rd and runs through May 5th. Classes are from 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Session dates:  01/23, 01/28, 01/30, 02/04, 02/06, 02/11, 02/18, 02/20, 02/25, 02/27, 03/03, 03/05, 03/10, 03/12, 03/24, 03/26,

03/31, 04/02, 04/07, 04/09, 04/14, 04/16, 04/21, 04/23, 04/28, 04/30, and 05/05

  • Mainland High School: Tuesday and Thursday class
  • Pine Ridge High School: Tuesday and Thursday class


Saturday School Sites

Starts January 25th and runs through April 25th. Classes are from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Session dates: 01/25, 02/01, 02/08, 02/22, 02/29, 03/07, 03/28, 04/04, 04/18 and 04/25

  • Deland High School
  • Deltona High School
  • New Smyrna Beach High School
  • Spruce Creek  High School

Note: Students will have 30 minutes for lunch, students must bring their own lunch and will not be able to leave campus.



Additional Resources- SPRING


Department Contact

Lawrence Beal, Special Programs Specialist -
Susan Lovell, Office Specialist -