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.

***Due to COVID restrictions, our class size is currently 24. (February 2, 2021)

Information & DMV/School District Requirements

  1. Each student must have a Florida Learner's License on the first day of the Drivers Education Program. The Learner's 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: April 4, 2021***

***PENDING COVID-19***

TENTATIVE DATES
SUMMER 2021
DRIVERS EDUCATION

Total of 10 sessions (All day sessions - times TBD)
Monday - Thursday, July 5 - July 8
Monday - Thursday, July 12 - July 15
Monday - Tuesday, July 19 - July 20

Sessions will be offered at 9 high schools (TBD)
24 seats per school

  • Registration will open during the first week of May (date and time TBD - will only be open for 15 - 30 minutes on the date specified)
  • A school messenger call will go out to all high schools approximately a week before registration with pertinent details
  • Please note: sessions fill in a matter of seconds, please be at your computer when the registration link opens - registration spots are not guaranteed
  • Preview the registration questions HERE

This button below "Click Here to Register" will go LIVE on the REGISTRATION DATE (TBD)

DE Summer Registration Form

 

***UPDATE: January 18, 2021***

2021 Spring Drivers Education - All classes are full (check out information on our summer session above)

2021 Spring DE Session Sites/Dates/Times
(Please note after school times may adjust)


3:45 pm - 6:15 pm after school **Monday/Tuesday**
DeLand High School

2/1, 2/2, 2/8, 2/9, 2/16, 2/22, 2/23
3/1, 3/2, 3/8, 3/9, 3/15, 3/16, 3/29, 3/30
4/5, 4/6, 4/12, 4/13, 4/19, 4/20, 4/26, 4/27
5/3, 5/4, 5/10, 5/11
No class on the following dates: 3/20 - 3/28 (Spring Break)

3:45 pm - 6:15 pm after school **Monday/Wednesday**
Mainland High School

2/1, 2/3, 2/8, 2/10, 2/17, 2/22, 2/24
3/1, 3/3, 3/8, 3/10, 3/15, 3/17, 3/29, 3/31
4/5, 4/7, 4/12, 4/14, 4/19, 4/21, 4/26, 4/28
5/3, 5/5, 5/10, 5/12
No class on the following dates: 3/20 - 3/28 (Spring Break)

3:45 pm - 6:15 pm after school **Tuesday/Thursday**
Pine Ridge High School

2/2, 2/4, 2/9, 2/16, 2/18, 2/23, 2/25
3/2, 3/4, 3/9, 3/11, 3/16, 3/18, 3/30
4/1, 4/6, 4/8, 4/13, 4/15, 4/20, 4/22, 4/27, 4/29
5/4, 5/6, 5/11, 5/13
No class on the following dates: 3/20 - 3/28 (Spring Break)

8:00 am - 3:00 pm **Saturday** 
DeLand High School
Deltona High School
Spruce Creek High School

1/30
2/6, 2/20, 2/27
3/6, 3/13
4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24
No class on the following dates: 2/13, (3/20 and 3/27 Spring Break)

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

 

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

Coronavirus Hotspots In Your Car

 

2021 Spring Drivers Education Instructors

DeLand High School
Mr. Feistel
Mr. Hickox

Deltona High School
Ms. Recktenwald
Ms. McPhaul

Mainland High School
Dr. Lewis
Mr. Bailey

Pine Ridge High School
Mr. Stevenson
Ms. Recktenwald

Spruce Creek High School
Mr. Nord
Mr. Bailey

 

 

 

Additional Resources

2021 Spring Drivers Education Brochures
(Behind the Wheel Course)

Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Volusia Online Learning

VOL Drivers Education Course
(Learner's License Course)

  • includes 4 hour Drug & Alcohol course and TLSAE exam
  • students also will have one chance to take the Class E Knowledge exam online for free
  • completely online, does not include any hours "behind the wheel"

 

Department Contacts

Lawrence Beal, Special Programs Specialist - lpbeal@volusia.k12.fl.us
Susan Lovell, Office Specialist - sllovell@volusia.k12.fl.us