• 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 FALL CLASSES will be offered virtually and registration will be online and handled by school driver education coordinators. See the driver education contacts below for coordinator information at your school.  The FALL CHCCS DE Registration page is open. The class dates and times will also be listed on the CHCCS DE registration page.

    The NC DMV requirements for Driver Education are: 

    • Students 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 the 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 Healthful Living, Athletics & Driver Education 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 x25900 ccollier@chccs.k12.nc.us
Jennifer McAdoo-Ruffin Driver Education Coordinator Chapel Hill High School 919-929-2106 x 41115 jmcadooruffin@chccs.k12.nc.us
Pamela Watson Driver Education Coordinator East Chapel Hill High School 919-969-2482 x 27122 pwatson@chccs.k12.nc.us