Environmental Health & Safety
The goal of the Orange School System (OCS) Driver Education Program is to provide a quality driver education experience to all students in a safe and timely manner. The NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI) requires 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours of behind-the-wheel training.
Driver Education is available to all students between 14½ and 18, who are registered in public school, private school, charter schools and a licensed home school within Orange County, NC.
The cost is $25.00 per student and will be collected during the classroom phase.
Driver Education Coordinator
500 Orange High School Road
If you have questions, you can reach Mr. Hartley at
919-732-6133 Ext. #20911
Additional Driver Education Information
Behind the Wheel
Going to DMV
Student and Parent Resources
Driver Education Staff
Vehicle Injury Prevention for a Very Important Person (VIP for a VIP)
Click HERE to see images from the 2012 accident re-enactment presented during the VIP for a VIP program at Orange High School. Volunteers who present the program hope that, at the end of the day, students will have a realistic picture of what can happen as a result of one moment of inattention. It's not just driving while impaired, it's also sending that quick text message, partying in the car, aggressive driving, and other distractions that set in motion a horrifying, irreversible chain of events.