The current state budget includes Driver Education funding so students enrolled at Central Carolina Academt, regardless of their county of residence, are accounted for in the funding received from the state. This means all age-eligible Central Carolina students can take the program through Lee County Schools. Upcoming class dates are posted here. There is no cost to take the state-required 30-hour course or to complete the six-hour, in-car driving portion of Driver Education. Students are welcome to take this program or go through a private company.
Seated Class Time
The state requires that a young person be 14.5 years old on or by the first day of the class. The total seat time for the classwork is 30 hours.
Students must drive an additional six hours at a later time in order to complete the program. Upon completion of the driving portion of Driver Education, the Central Carolina student can bring their certificate and request the final paperwork from the school office that, once signed by the school designee and a parent, allows the student to go to the local DMV driver license office.