Gordon County Schools releases 2017-2018 Driver’s Ed dates

For those aiming to earn their driver’s license in the near future, Gordon County Schools has recently released the 2017-2018 Driver’s Education school year schedule.

Classes will be offered at either Gordon Central High School or Sonoraville High School.

At Gordon Central, students can take the course on Oct. 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 30 and Nov. 3, or Feb. 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14 and 15.

At Sonoraville, courses will be available on Dec. 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13 and 14, or April 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26.

Classes are open to anyone with a learner’s permit, regardless of what school they normally attend.

Each class will last for eight days, will last from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. It is important that students make sure that they can attend all days of class before deciding on which class dates to sign up for. Any days missed must be made up during a future class, and students that do not show up on the first day will must reschedule to a later class date.

Students that are planning on taking the course must have their learner’s permit by the first day of class. 30 hours of classroom instruction are required to complete the program, along with six hours of driving time. The six hours of driving time must be scheduled on an individual basis, based on each student’s personal schedule and availability.

Student will need to arrive daily with a pen/pencil and paper, in addition to their learner’s permit, each day to class.

The cost of the program is $295. A deposit of $50 or more with need to be turned in with the application, with the remaining balance due on the first day of class.

There is a scholarship opportunity available called the Georgia Driver’s Education Grant Scholarship program that is sponsored by the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission that can help offset the costs associated with taking the course. To apply for the scholarship, visit www.georgiadrivers.ga.gov, and click the link “Student Login.” Enter the username “student” and password “student” to login and start the application process.

The first 25 applications turned in with a deposit or scholarship will be assured a spot in the class.

Gordon County Schools is also offering behind the wheel instruction only for $225. Full payment will be due with the application. A copy of the certificate showing 30 hours of classroom/online course completion also must be turned in with the application.

Applications can be printed at gcbe.org. Just click on the “students” tab, then Driver’s Education. Applications can be turned into either school (Ms. Steward at GC or Ms. White at SHS), or at the Transportation Department on Dews Pond Road (Ms. Robin Wilson.) A contract will also be required and can be picked up and filled out at the Transportation Office when the application and deposit are dropped off.

Make all checks payable to G.C.B.O.E.- Community Education. For more information, call (706)-629-1804 ext. 8004 or ext. 8000.