- The demands of modern day
living make the automobile an integral part of everyone's life.
Each prospective driver is instructed in driving-related problems,
areas of attitude development, knowledge of traffic laws,
defensive driving tactics, and operation of the motor vehicle.
Driver education is given in 2 parts: 1) classroom instruction and
2) behind the wheel instruction. The classroom instruction is
given in the 1st semester of the 10th grade year. It is also
offered during summer school. In order to take behind the wheel
instruction, a student must have successfully completed classroom
driver education, and must have obtained an instruction
(learner's) permit from the Division of Motor Vehicles. The age
requirement for obtaining the learners license is 15 years, 6
- Proof of successful
completion of the Virginia Department of Education required driver
education course is necessary before any person under the age of
18 may apply for his Virginia Operator's License.
- Behind the wheel
instruction is given during a student's study hall or
10th grade Health and P.E. class. Students having no
study hall will have an opportunity to take it during the summer.
Age is the determining factor for scheduling a student for behind
the wheel training. Students will be scheduled with the oldest
given first priority. Summer applications are taken in May. There
is a fee for behind the wheel driving that must be paid before
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