CLASSROOM DRIVER EDUCATION is offered at all Albemarle County High Schools as part of Health II classroom course, which is taken in 10th grade.  Students are encouraged to attend all sessions of the 36-hour driver's education instruction.  Driver Education is not included in the Virtual Health II course.  Virtual Health II students can register for Summer Classroom Driver Education through the Open Doors website. Driver Education is administered by Karen Waters-Wicks, Community Education Coordinator.  For more information, contact her office at 434-975-9450, or visit and click on Driver Education.


PARENT SEMINARS are offered at Albemarle, Monticello, and Western Albemarle High School. Attendance of this 90-minute informational training session by a parent or guardian is required prior to enrollment in Behind the Wheel instruction.  Topics covered include Virginia traffic law, licensing, coaching, and insuring teen drivers.

DRIVER EDUCATION BEHIND-THE-WHEEL will be offered in the morning from 7:30-8:30 am and in the afternoon from 4:15-6:15 pm weekdays throughout the school year.  *During daylight savings classes will be held 1 hr. instead of 2 hrs.  Please visit the link shown on the drop down menu at left to view schedules for each school. Cancellations or delays due to inclement weather will be shown on this page.  Generally, if school is  delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather, Behind the Wheel instruction is delayed or cancelled as well.  Students will be notified directly of any exceptions to this rule. Tuition is $300.00, and is payable in installments.  Payment must be paid in full prior to licensure.  Students already receiving assistance with additional barriers may qualify for assistance with Goodwill Industries of the Valley​--contact 269-963-3964 for more information.  

Weather policy:  When school is closed there is no in-car instruction. If school is delayed 1 or 2 hrs., morning class will be delayed 1 or 2 hrs. BTW which is scheduled during study hall is cancelled if study hall is not held due to a modified schedule, and resumes during the next full study hall class period. Any afternoon cancellations will be announced at the end of the day. If school closes early: no BTW.  (School closings: 296-5886 or check County web page at

To register for behind-the-wheel training, students must:

• Possess their learner's permit;
• Have completed or at least started the 36 hour classroom;
• Submit the certificate of attendance from a parent seminar;
• Pay the Range fee;
• Submit a completed registration form & parent permission form.

To be eligible for the permanent license students must:

• Be 16 years and 3 months of age, complete & hand in 45 hr. driving log,
• Have held learner's permit for nine months,
• Have completed the 36 period classroom,
• Passed the behind-the-wheel course.


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