Department of Defense Education Activity

Lejeune HS: Driver's Education

Important Facts

Request to Participate in Driver Education

  • Typically, the class is offered up to four times per year and dates are determined by the North Carolina Driving School (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.
  • Course dates for Lejeune High School are posted on the North Carolina Driving School website as they are scheduled (www.ncdrivingschool.com), and advertised in prior to offering in the weekly bulletin and in the morning announcements.
  • Transportation to and from Lejeune High School for Driver Education is the responsibility of the student and parent/sponsor.
  • Registration will be open for each class for two weeks, approximately 2.5-3 weeks prior to the start of the class.
  • Registration forms are available in the front office and are not held over from one-course registration period to the next course or accepted outside the registration window. 
  • An original registration form must be submitted to the front office with a parent and student signature, have correct contact information, and be stamped as received within the two-week registration period. Photocopies, emails with information, and emailed copies of forms cannot be accepted in lieu of an original signed registration document submitted to the front office.
  • 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 arrange the date for a vision check, then 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.  
A PARENT must bring the Certificate of Completion to receive a Drivers Eligibility Form from the LHS Coordinator. Parents (only) will be issued a Driver's Eligibility Certificate to take to the DMV.  As this certificate EXPIRES in 30 days, it is recommended that the certificate not be obtained until a permit test appointment is confirmed with the DMV.  If a new certificate is needed, please bring the expired certificate to the Driver's Ed Coordinator.

For additional questions, please see the NCDS website www.ncdrivingschool.com or contact