The MCPS Drivers' Education program is placed within the 10th grade health curriculum. A minimum of 36 classroom hours of instruction are provided to all students. The program is based on Virginia Standards of Learning which focus on safe driving attitudes, skill development and appropriate responses to hazards.
We encourage parents to become actively involved in behind-the-wheel instruction for teen drivers. Research shows that parental involvement can reduce the risk of automobile crashes significantly. There are several tools available:
45 Hour Parent/Teen Driving Guide
Driving Contract for Newly Licensed Drivers
Juvenile Licensing Process
Supervisor of Science, Health, and Physical Education
540-382-5100 ext. 1053
540-382-5100, ext. 1055