• Learner's Permit Information

    At the DMV customer service center:

    If you have any questions with the process, please contact DMV by phone at (804) 497-7100.


    Behind the Wheel Information

    The steps for doing behind the wheel are as follows:

      1. On your own:
        1. Obtain your learner’s permit through the DMV. The earliest age this can be done is 15 years and 6 months. Please review the DMV website for all documents that are needed in order to obtain this.
        2. Students must document 45 hours of practice driving with a licensed driver, with a minimum of 15 of those hours occurring at night. (45-hour Parent-Teen Driving Guide)

      2. Through the school
        1. Complete the driver education class offered as part of H/PE II as part of the curriculum. DEC-1, commonly referred to as green cards, CANNOT be issued until the final grade is submitted.
        2. Upon completion of the class send Mr. Arrington an email with a picture of your learner’s permit. (marrington@madisonschools.k12.va.us
          1. This is usually completed in a few days as information is needed and a signature by an administrator is needed as well.
        3. Pick up the certificate at the main office of the high school with Mrs. Farmer during regular school hours. 
          1. Please note the hours during summer as they may not be Monday-Friday.

      3. Behind the Wheel
        1. In order to sign up with the school you need to complete the Google Form with a MCHS student email account.
          1. You will be placed in order of the date you can obtain your license.
          2. Once it is your turn you will be contacted by either Mr. Arrington or the instructor.
          3. The cost for behind the wheel is $100 upon completion of the course, 7 driving periods. Checks should be made out to Madison County High School.
          4. If you prefer to use an outside private company I have provided some local companies for you.
            1. Driver Construction (Ruckersville, 434-990-4904)
            2. Quality Driving School (Culpeper, 540-827-4882)
            3. Green Light Driving School (Charlottesville, 434-979-5300)