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Hampton City Schools resumes Behind-The-Wheel classes; summer registration available

Hampton City Schools will hold Behind-The-Wheel (BTW) training classes beginning June 21, 2021. 

Requirements to take BTW:

  1. The student must have taken and passed the classroom portion of Driver’s Education.
  2. The student must have a valid and current Virginia learner’s permit.
  3. If the student is under the age of 18, he/she must submit their 45-hour Parent Teen Driving Log, signed by the parent or guardian, to the instructor.
  4. The registration form and fee ($175) must be submitted.
  5. Students must have transportation to and from the BTW class. The class is located at Phoebus High School (100 Ireland Street). Classes will take place on the range.

Information about Hampton City Schools BTW:

  1. The cost of the Behind-The-Wheel program is $175.
  2. Parents must pay with a cashier’s check or money order.
  3. Payments should be made out to Hampton City Schools.
  4. Students will receive a written communication through the U.S. mail, confirming their session number and time.
  5. Students will drive with an instructor one hour a day. The session will last for seven (7) days. Students will not drive (as a part of the class) on the weekends.
  6. Students will be held to the same policies and regulations as in the Student’s Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.
  7. The COVID-19 protocol from the Virginia Department of Education and the CDC will be followed.
  8. Students and teachers will be required to wear masks while driving in the vehicle.
  9. The vehicle will be disinfected at the beginning of each session.
  10. On the seventh day of BTW, the student will be given their driving skills test. If the student passes the test, he/she will be given the following: 180-day provisional license, instructions on how to understand the 180-day provisional license, an insurance form for a discount for completing BTW, and a letter from the instructor with skills the student should continue to work on.
  11. If the student does not pass their skills test, he/she will be called by the instructor when there is an opening in the schedule to retest.  

Students will drive for one hour every day (Monday through Friday). They will meet their instructor at the Phoebus High School driving range (100 Ireland Street).

For additional information, click here.  All registrations should be mailed to the HCS Driver’s Education Department, One Franklin Street, Suite 543, Hampton, VA 23669 or delivered in person to the second floor receptionist.