February 1, 2017
Students in Transylvania County Schools over the age of 14-½ years old now have a convenient online option to begin working toward their learner’s permit and driver’s license.
According to Alan Justice, TCS Director of Transportation and Safe Schools, a new online course is becoming a popular alternative to waiting for a regularly-scheduled class.
“We will still offer sit-down classes, as we always have,” said Justice. “Since the next course will be offered in summer 2017, the online class is a good option for students and families who prefer not to wait that long.” Click here for the Driver Education page
on TCS website.
The course provider is Mountain Professionals, Inc., which provides driver education for students throughout western North Carolina, including Transylvania County.
Registration for the online program costs $60, compared to $40 for the classroom course offered at Brevard and Rosman High each year. Complete details are found online at the Mountain Professionals website: www.mtnpro.com
. Students must be 14-½ years old to register.
The online course offers a new start date every few weeks. The next available class begins February 20th, with registration opening on February 7th. Class sections are limited to 100 students. Advance registration and attendance in an online orientation are required.
Justice said the new online program has already proven successful for about a dozen Transylvania County students.
“The online option is open to all TCS students and is a convenient way to complete the 30-hour course work requirement,” he said. “Scheduling can be a real challenge for some families, and this option will work well for students who can work independently online. We are very happy to see this program become available.”
The online program takes 4 weeks to complete. Work must be completed during the schedule of the course; no make-up work is permitted.
Upon successful completion of the course, students are required to complete six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction with a local instructor.
For more information, visit the website www.mtnpro.com
. To register, call the Western Region Education Service Alliance at 828-774-5681. All other class inquiries, call 828-385-4477.
to download a flyer for posting about the new Online Driver Education course for Transylvania County Schools students.