• Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools offers driver education classes to high school students through a private contractor, the Jordan Driving School of the Carolinas (JDS Carolinas). 

    The Driver Education classes for the next semester will be offered virtual and registration can be completed online CHCCS DE Registration.  The dates and times can be found on JDSC webpage - www.jdscarolinas.com .  The NC DMV requirements for Driver Education are:


    • Student must be 14.5 yrs. Old first day of class
    • Must complete the 30-hr. Classroom instruction
    • Complete 6-hrs. BTW (behind the wheel) driving instruction
    • Take and pass required DMV vision check
    • Maintain academic grades - passing 5 of their 7 classes


    Please view JDS Carolinas website for additional information and details or visit your school’s webpage or your School’s DE Coordinator directly.

    If you have any questions or concerns about the program please see the contact list below.  Your school's Driver Education Coordinator can assist with most questions.

Driver Education Contacts

Contacts for the CHCCS district driver education program.
Contact Name Position Location Phone Email Address
Scarlett Steinert Director of School Safety, Driver Education & Athletics Lincoln Center 919-967-8211 x28284 ssteinert@chccs.k12.nc.us
Barbara Garmon JDS Carolinas Team Leader for CHCCS Jordan Driving Schools Carolinas 919-727-1072 barbaragarmon.jdsc@gmail.com
Colleen Collier Driver Education Coordinator Carrboro High School 919-918-2200 x25004 ccollier@chccs.k12.nc.us
Gina Horton Driver Education Coordinator Chapel Hill High School 919-929-2106 x41145 ghorton@chccs.k12.nc.us
Pamela Watson Driver Education Coordinator East Chapel Hill High School 919-969-2482 x 27122 pwatson@chccs.k12.nc.us