Department of Defense Education Activity

Driver's Education

Important Facts

Request to Participate in Driver Education

  • Driver Education is a course that costs $50 (cashier's check or money order only, payable when your student has been assigned to a class) that is subsidized by NC Department of Motor Vehicles and offered through a contract service from the North Carolina Driving School (NCDS).
  • The class is offered four times per year and dates are determined by NCDS.
  • Priority for enrollment is by age, and the class is offered to the oldest students first.  Students must be 14 1/2 years old at the time of the class to register.
  • Students must attend Camp Lejeune Schools to be eligible.
  • Transportation to and from Lejeune High School for Driver Education is the responsibility of the student and parent/sponsor.
  • If a student has a 504 or IEP in place, a release of information form must be completed for the driving instructor so that students will be able to receive accommodations for Driver Education.
  • 504/IEP students are able to receive accommodations but no modifications.
  • The State of North Carolina requires a minimum of 30 clock hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours behind the wheel with an instructor prior to becoming eligible for certification.  Before a Driver's Eligibility Certificate is issued from the high school, a student must be in good standing and passing, at minimum, 70% of their classes.  In accordance with North Carolina's Dropout Prevention and Adequate Progress Law that was passed on August 1, 1998, students must pass 70% of classes at all times in order to receive or maintain their permit and/or license.  If a student fails to meet the requirements, the Division of Motor Vehicles will be notified and the student's driving privileges will be revoked until the next semester.  The law was passed to help motivate and encourage better grades and high school completion.
  • Eligibility certificates issued by the high school must be presented to the Division of Motor Vehicles within 30 calendar days from the date issued.
  • Lejeune High School has an agreement with the Onslow County Schools to provide services at LHS.  If you have any problems, questions, or concerns regarding the driving instructor, please call NCDS at 800-375-6550.

After Your Student Takes the Instructional Course

The instructor will contact each student to schedule the behind the wheel portion.  The instructor has 90 days from the completion date of the class to schedule this part.  This will usually take 3-4 consecutive days.  Drive times are afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays.

After the student completes the behind the wheel, the instructor will issue a Certificate of Completion and a behind the wheel results sheet.  

A PARENT must bring the Certificate of Completion, the behind the wheel results sheet, and a current copy of the student's report card to the Driver's Ed Coordinator.

Parents (only) will be issued a Driver's Eligibility Certificate to take to the DMV.  This certificate EXPIRES in 30 days.  If a new certificate is needed, please bring the expired certificate to the Driver's Ed Coordinator.