Moore County's Driver Education page

Driver Education

Moore County Schools Drivers Education Mission: To administer a high quality driving program to Moore County students by providing them a solid foundation of necessary tools, knowledge and skills to prepare them for lifelong habits on how to be safe, confident, and defensive drivers.

Notice for Pinecrest Classes: February and April classes are now being taught by Mr. Sabata in an In Person format.

All Spring Classes at Pinecrest, Union Pines, and North Moore High Schools are Full!

Summer classes will be posted in March 2023

We have eliminated the waitlist option for current classes.

**ALL STUDENTS** Please make sure you are taking notes in all classes.  This will help you retain the information, not only for the final exam, but for lifelong knowledge.**

   The information on this site is broken down into three sections: 
1. Register
2. Classroom
3. Driving

After reading the schedule and general information below, click on each section for detailed information.                Be sure to read all the information.

In-Person Classes:
Classes are identified as in-person or online on the registration site in the Online School Payment System. Be sure you are choosing the right fit for your student. The first day of in-person classes at Pinecrest starts in the cafeteria. During the traditional school year, classes run for 3 hours and begin 15 minutes after school dismisses. Call the school for the dismissal time if you are in a private school or are homeschooled as dismissal times vary by school.

Online Classes:
Classes are identified as in-person or online on the registration site in the Online School Payment System. Be sure you are choosing the right fit for your student. The instructors for online classes will email orientation material for their class approximately 10 days prior to the beginning date of the class. If you do not receive this email please contact the coordinator at [email protected] All FINAL exams will be taken in person.

Students from all schools can register for any class scheduled below. This is particularly true for online classes.
                                              2023 Drivers Education Class Schedule     

Pinecrest HS

(A. Sabata and     S. Madej) 

Union Pines HS
(B. Gaylord)

North Moore HS
(R. Hussey)
Onsite enrollment ONLY

Jan 9-20, 2023
Barnes - virtual

Vision Check: Jan 17

Feb 6-17, 2023
Gaylord - virtual

Final Exam - Feb 17th

Feb 6-17, 2023
Sabata -in person

Vision Check: Feb 14

March 6-17,2023
Gaylord - virtual

Final Exam - March 17th

April 3-6, 2023
Hussey - in person
(Spring Break)

March 6-17, 2023

Vision Check and FINAL EXAM: March 17

May 8-19,2023
Gaylord - virtual

Final Exam - May 19th

April 10-21,2023
TBD -in person
Vision Check: April 18

May 8-19, 2023
Madej - virtual

Vision Check and FINAL EXAM:
May 19


** Classes in Red are FULL**

General Information

To participate in Moore County Schools Driver Education, students aged 14 1/2 (on the first day of class) to 18 (must be under 18) must register online or submit a Fee Waiver application (see "register" section).  Students MUST reside in Moore County. School location is not a consideration. 

**Summer and Spring Break Addendum Information
Classes are scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday.  Bring lunch, snacks and pencil/paper.
First day of class starts in the cafeteria.

Instructor will need to see Social Security card and certified birth certificate before a student can take the driving portion of Driver Education.

Students may miss no more than 3 hours of class time. If more than 3 hours is missed, the student will be dismissed from class and will need to retake the class. Missed time (under 3 hours) must be made up during after the final exam.  Multiple times may be missed, but not more than 3 hours total.

Class Schedules are subject to change. If the schedule is changed, the scheduled school will make an announcement or the instructor will notify students. Classes are not held on early dismissal days, teacher workdays or if school activities are canceled because of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstance.

Intervals between Classroom and Behind the Wheel (BTW) Instruction

We are averaging 8 weeks in between Classroom and Behind the Wheel Instruction

You should start planning when a student is near 14 
1/2 years of age. Consider extra-curricular activities when planning.  Contact coaches and other after-school activities supervisors to avoid scheduling conflicts.

Older students are given priority to schedule BTW instruction. Remember that vision testing and credential submission is the “starting point” for entering the BTW queue.

“Helpful Hint”: Have your student take a picture of their completed Form 800 for later reference and tracking! 

BTW instructors are working at maximum capacity and we are attempting to bring more on line. We are not responsible for missed DMV appointments made in advance of your child receiving BTW instruction.

Driver Education Coordinator Contact Information
Andrea Amorose
Office Phone: 910.947.2976 ext. 100260

Email: [email protected]
The Driver's Education office is a part-time office and is not open every day. Phone calls and emails will be responded to as soon as possible.

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  • 5277 Hwy. 15-501 South, Carthage, NC28327
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