| Behind the Wheel and Driver Education Information
Behind the Wheel Information
OFFICE LOCATION: Between C&D Hallways in R379
OFFICE HOURS: M-F 8:30-8:50. If you attend Gov school or early college and will not be here in the mornings, email me and I will make arrangements to get with you.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR BTW: completed 36 hours state approved Driver Education course and holds a learners permit, completed 30 hours of the 45 hours of log.
COST: $250: cash, money order or check made out to JFHS (phone # or license#). Payments may be made with Ms. McCoy. If the student has free and reduced lunch, please let Ms. McCoy know for financial assistance.
IF YOU HAVE TAKEN THE LEARNERS EXAM 3 TIMES AND NOT PASSED, please see Ms. McCoy for information.
SENIORS/JUNIORS: BEHIND THE WHEEL PAPERWORK IS AVAILABLE HANGING OUTSIDE OF MS. MCCOY’S BEHIND THE WHEEL OFFICE, R379. NO ONE IS IN A GROUP UNTIL ALL PAPERWORK & MONEY IS RETURNED TO MS. MCCOY IN PERSON.
ALL STUDENTS will go according to their eligibility date for their license.
BEHIND THE WHEEL: Students will drive from JFHS with an instructor and one other student. Each student is expected drive/observe their 7 assigned days with the instructor. The morning session is 7:00-8:20 and the afternoon session is 3:50-5:25. Students are expected to be on time whether being dropped off for the morning session or picked up from the afternoon session. The price is currently $250.
SOPHOMORES: Will take the 36-hour Driver Ed course during first semester. Upon completion of the course, students will be issued classroom completion certificates (green cards), IF they request one to go privately. If they are eligible for their licenses, hold their learners and have logged 30 of the 45 hours of driving, they may obtain the behind the wheel paperwork hanging outside of Ms. McCoy’s office, R379 and return completed paperwork and payment to her during her office hours.
CLASSROOM COMPLETION/green cards: Are issued daily during office hours for any student who wishes to take behind the wheel privately. During the summer, teacher work week and exam week please see Mrs. Hooper or Mrs. Jacobs in Guidance. Ms. McCoy is not available during those times.
TRANSFER STUDENTS: Must have a classroom completion card/green card in order to take behind the wheel. Please obtain from the school from which you transferred.
VADETS ONLINE COURSE: please obtain your classroom completion certificate (green card) upon completion of your course and give to Ms. McCoy for behind the wheel.
CERTIFIED ONLINE COURSE: www.vadriveredu.org, approximate cost $109.
PRIVATE BEHIND THE WHEEL INFORMATION: www.dmvnow.com, on left side under Citizen Services, click on Driver Services, go down to Driver Training/Safety and click on Driver Training Schools, then click on Roanoke District. (approx. cost $275-$325). If your child has problems locating a private instructor, please see Ms. McCoy for assistance.
SUMMER BEHIND THE WHEEL: paperwork may be obtained outside of Ms. McCoy’s office, R379. WHO IS eligible?: Those who are eligible for their license over the summer and any student who has extracurricular activities during the fall semester and will be eligible for their license during the fall. **As long as summer slots are available.
*** IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO KEEP YOUR DATE AND TIME SLOT, YOU MUST CALL (434-525-2674) and talk to Mrs. Hooper or Mrs. Jacobs in guidance or email Ms. McCoy: firstname.lastname@example.org TO CANCEL YOUR SLOT, OR YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE YOUR REFUND OF $250***
FRESHMAN: are not eligible for behind the wheel. All sophomores have Driver Education their first semester. Must complete Driver Ed course, have your learners permit and log 30 of the 45 hour log.
Learners permit: must be 15years 6 months, go to DMV for learners’ exam, and take original birth certificate, SS card and parent/guardian. Study manual (VA manual) may be obtained from DMV or Ms. McCoy.