• DEC-8 Cards: 

    • Your 10th grade Driver Education teacher will give you your DEC-8 when you pass and complete Driver Education.
      • This means you have passed the class and attended a Partners For Safe Teen Driver Meeting with a parent. 
    • If you have lost your DEC-8. You will need to email your teacher to create a new one.  Please be patient, as this may take some time. 

    Behind the Wheel

    • In order to do BTW at Freedom, we recommend that you have at least 30 hours of driving completed and have had your permit for close to the 9 months.
      • If you are involved in an activity around when you are eligible for your license and would like to do it sooner, we can try to accommodate your schedule.
      • We also will try and pair you up with a friend if you know someone that is also trying to complete BTW!
    • It is possible that there is a wait list.  To check availability of the list or if you have any questions, please come reach out to Mr. Schwarz - nick.schwarz@lcps.org


    Forms to fill out!

    BTW Parent Permission Form

    BTW Registration Form


    Common Behind the Wheel questions:

    • Do I do it by myself?
      • No, you will drive with another student that we will pair you with. If you have a friend you would like to do it with. Turn your paperwork in around the same time and write on it that you would like to go together.
    • How many days do I drive?
      • 7 days - You will drive 50 minutes and observe for 50 minutes, while the other student is driving
      • We can drive in the mornings or afternoons!
    • When should I get my paperwork in if I want to do it a certain time?
      • The sooner the better! If you have a certain week that you want to do it, or so it can line up with the day you are eligible for your license, get your paperwork in early. It is first come first serve, and it is easier to put you on the schedule so you can have that time
    • How much does it cost?
      • $225. You can pay with a check payable to LCPS or online! 
    • Any other questions, don't hesitate to ask Mrs. Gibbons or Mr. Schwarz!


    We are looking forward to driving with you! 


Last Modified on July 27, 2023