Do you have what it takes to drive safely on America’s most congested roadways?

Statistics prove that the PWCS Behind the Wheel Program consistently produces the safest teen drivers on Northern Virginia roads year after year!

Accidents do not happen, they are caused. Do your part to stay safe by enrolling in a program where you learn to drive safely from highly qualified EDUCATORS!

What is Behind the Wheel?

  • 14 hours of in-car instruction during a 7 day session
    • 7 hours driving with certified instructor
    • 7 hours observing another student driver with certified instructor
  • Road skills evaluation on day 7 of the session
If you are looking to obtain your driver’s license, SIGN UP TODAY! The cost of this WORLD CLASS program taught by PWCS teachers certified in Driver’s Education is only $240.

Sessions are available after school or during your scheduled PE class!  Check the specific page for more information and specific dates.

  • Register online at https://www-pwcsdrivered-com.is.desdriven.com (payments CANNOT be made on this site)
  • Make Payment
    • PLEASE NOTE:  PLEASE SEND PROOF OF PAYMENT TO KRISTA LINK, linkkl@pwcs.edu in order to schedule classes
    •  or a check/money order payable to PWCS for $240 to Mrs. Link
    • Once payment is received and processed, you will receive an email to schedule your dates.
  • Must have a valid learner’s permit
  • Must be currently enrolled in HPE II or completed Classroom DE and hold a DEC-District 8 Card.
  • Drive a minimum of 10 hours with parent supervision.
  • Contact Krista Link at linkkl@pwcs.edu with questions.

2021 Summer Behind the Wheel

     Available Range and Road Instruction Dates and Times: 

Please be sure to schedule RANGE followed by the consecutive days of ROAD driving appointments for a total of 7 days.  Once you have scheduled your RANGE day(s), you may choose a different instructor for ROAD DAYS WITHIN THAT GROUP, but all ROAD days should be within that group AND SAME INSTRUCTOR.  For example: Group A; Range – June 7, 8 with Mr. Cox and Road – June 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 at 8:00-10:00 with Mr. Johnson



(Group G)




July 12, 13 @9:00-11:00

July 14, 15, 16, 19, 20 @9:00-11:00

(Group H)




July 12, 13 @ 11:00-1:00

July 14, 15, 16, 19, 20 @11:00-1:00

(Group I)




July 21, 22 @9:00-11:00

July 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 @9:00-11:00

(Group J)




July 21, 22 @11:00-1:00

July 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 @11:00-1:00

Available IN-SCHOOL Range and Road Instruction Dates and Times:  UNAVAILABLE IN 2021 

Quarter 1




Quarter 2


Quarter 3




Quarter 4





  • Please complete ten hours of guided practice driving with a valid permit before attending the first range class.

  • Please meet your instructor at the DE Tower located on the Driver’s Ed lot at your scheduled time.

  • Classroom completion documentation, DEC-District 8 card, or enrollment in HPE II must be presented at first driving session.

A student is required to attend the scheduled days for instruction. If you cannot commit to the scheduled meeting dates and times, please schedule a different session.  Missing days of instruction may cause the student to not meet the required time of instruction, delays in the licensing process, and forfeiture of the $240 fee. Rescheduling of missed days will be on availability only.


If you have questions, please contact Krista Link, Driver Education Coordinator at linkkl@pwcs.edu