Driver's Education

  • Students in the Kannapolis City School System are scheduled for Driver Education during their freshman year in high school. However, students and their parents may opt for the student to wait until the sophomore or junior year if they choose to. The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles sets the course requirements for Driver Education at a minimum of 30 hours classroom and 12 hours driving (6 hours behind the wheel) for each student. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction sets the fee schedule for Driver Education ($65) and does not permit students to take Driver Education during the school day. Therefore, all classes are taught in either the morning or the afternoon. Missing more than two morning classes or one afternoon class will result in a student being dropped from the class and will have to register for another class. Students with doctor's notes not exceeding three hours will be permitted to make up the time at the end of the class.


    Students are assigned to a specific class based on their birthdate (the oldest students in the freshmen class are scheduled first); students are given a window of time upon receiving their class assignment to request a change due to sports practices, work schedules, or transportation issues. The driving portion of the course will be scheduled after a student has successfully passed the classroom portion, has passed the eye exam, and has paid the $65 fee (only cash and money orders are accepted). The driving portion may be before school, after school, or on Saturday. Instructors will work with the students and parents to determine times that work best for the students and instructors.

Home/Charter School Students

  • If you are a current home school or charter school student (in a charter that is located in the KCS district), who lives in the Kannapolis City Schools district you are eligible to take driver education at A.L. Brown. To register for the next available class please email the following information to Sandy Torrence (sandy.torrence@kcs.k12.nc.us):  Student's full name, date of birth, home address, and class preference (morning or afternoon); Parent name, cell phone/landline phone number, and address.  Students will be placed in the next available class, which may not be the next class offered if that class is full.  Please note, that students will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis; however, they must be 14.5 years old in order to take the classroom portion of Driver Education.  Classes are filling up quickly, so please send your information as soon as possible to reserve a seat in a class. 

     

    Due to state funding, only those students who attend school (KCS or a charter school) in the KCS district can take driver education at A.L. Brown.  If you live in the Cabarrus County School District or the Rowan County School System, please contact your assigned school to schedule your Driver Education class.  

Transfer Students

  • If you are a transfer student to A.L. Brown WHO HAS TAKEN THE BOOK PORTION of Driver Education:  please take proof of completion of the classroom portion to Sandy Torrence in the Bullock Gym so you can be scheduled for the driving portion.  

    If you are a transfer student who has to take the classroom portion of Driver Education: Please see Mr. Brandon in room 4006 or email jeff.brandon@kcs.k12.nc.us and include the following information:  Full name, date of birth, home address, and class preference (morning or afternoon).  

Upperclassmen At A.L. Brown

  • If you are an upperclassman at A.L. Brown and wish to take driver education please see Mr. Brandon in room 4006 or email jeff.brandon@kcs.k12.nc.us and include the following information: Full name, date of birth, home address, and class preference (morning or afternoon).