Driver Education

  • The Gaston County School System has contracted North Carolina Driving School Inc. to provide Driver Education for their School Students. Students must be at least 14 ½ years old and enrolled in a public school, private school, or home schooled to register for Driver’s Education. Students can register after they reach 14 ½ years of age. We use the first come, first served method for our registration process on our website, . If students do not get registered for a specific class, they will have to try and register for the next class when it becomes available online. Register online at . 

    The Driver Education course consists of 30 classroom hours, as well as 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction. Classes will be scheduled immediately after the regular school day, for three hours each day for 11 regular school days. Additional classes will be offered during the summer. Saturday and summer classes are held from 7:45 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. for 5 sessions with no make-up time allowed. The behind-the-wheel instruction will be scheduled between 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on school days and between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturdays and during the summer. After completion of the 30 hours of classroom, students will be selected by age, with the oldest student in each class selected to drive first for their 6 Hours of Behind the Wheel training. 

    THERE IS A $25.00 FEE FOR THE COURSE WHICH STUDENTS SHOULD BRING WITH THEM ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS. PAYMENT CAN BE MADE BY CASH (EXACT CHANGE), BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER MADE PAYABLE TO “GASTON COUNTY SCHOOLS”.

    For more information contact
    North Carolina Driving School:
    Gastonia Office: 704-922-1960
    Mr. Bare, Manager
    201 West 2nd Avenue
    Gastonia, NC 28052