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Driver's Education

The Summer 2014 Driver's Education class is scheduled to begin on June 16th at Alleghany High School.  Classes will meet from 8:30 am until 11:30 am in the Cyber Campus. 

Students must preregister and pay the $20 class fee at the main office of Alleghany High School.  



If you should have specific questions about classes, contact:

Jim Smith or Arville Cornette at 336-372-4554 or Dr. Patti Cox at 336-372-4345.


Losing Your License . . .

In North Carolina, students under 18 can lose their driver's license if they:

  • Drop out of school;
  • Fail to make adequate progress;
  • Commit certain offenses resulting in suspension.


Dropout Prevention/Driver's License Legislation

North Carolina House Bill 769 became effective December 1, 1997 and reflects a coordinated statewide effort to motivate and encourage students to complete high school. This legislation requires that a student's driving permit or license be revoked if a student is unable to maintain adequate progress or drops out of school. Adequate progress is defined as passing 70% of all courses and is determined by first semester grades and second semester grades for schools on block scheduling.

In rare cases, there may be circumstances beyond the control of the student or his/her parents that qualify as a hardship. If a hardship exists, the student may request a waiver. If the waiver is granted, the student would not be affected by the legislation. Hardship cases are rare and are reserved for extreme situations.


Lose Control, Lose Your License Legislation

North Carolina Senate Bill 57, which became effective July 1, 2000, requires that a student's driving permit or license be revoked for one year if a student is given a suspension for more than 10 consecutive days or an assignment to an alternative educational setting for more than 10 consecutive days for one of the following reasons:


  1. The possession or sale of an alcoholic beverage or an illegal controlled substance on school property.
  2.  The possession or use on school property of a weapon or firearm that resulted in disciplinary action under G.S. 115C-391 (d1) or that could have resulted in that disciplinary action if the conduct had occurred in a public school.
  3.  The physical assault on a teacher or other school personnel on school property



School property is the physical premises of the school, school buses, or other vehicles under the school's control or contract and that are used to transport students, and school-sponsored or school-related activities that occur on or off the physical premises of the school. Students who are at least 14 years old or who were rising 8th graders on or after July 1, 2000, are subject to this law.


Unlike the "Dropout Prevention/Driver's License" law that only affects students under the age of 18, the "Lose Control" law does not stop at age 18. It is possible for a student to have his or her license suspended as a 17-and-a-half-year-old and not be eligible to drive for a full calendar year, reaching 18-and-a-half before again being eligible to drive.