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Bradford Preparatory School

Student Drivers

Driver's Education

If your student is at least 14 ½ years old, they may register to take Driver Education through Jordan Driving School Charlotte. Residency in Mecklenburg County does not determine Driver Education eligibility; where the student attends school is the determining factor and since Bradford Prep is in Mecklenburg County, students attending our school take Driver's Ed through Jordan Driving School. Classes are held on nearby Traditional Public School campuses such as Mallard Creeek High School and Vance High School. Once students have completed both the classroom piece and the driving portion, they are able to apply for a Learners Permit at the DMV when they turn 15 years old. Student's must bring a Driving Eligibility Certificate with them when they apply for the Learner Permit. Please allow 72 hours from the time you request the certificate in the front office to the time you pick it up as we need to confirm that the student is in good standing and have the certificate signed by the Director.
Student Drivers
Parking on Campus

Beginning in 10th Grade, Upper School students are eligible to park on campus provided they have a parking pass and meet the following guidelines:
  1. Student drivers are required to have passed all of their courses in 9th grade and have at least a 2.0 overall G.P.A.
  2. Any out of school suspensions, multiple violations of the Honor Code or Student Behavior Code or outstanding financial obligations may result in immediate loss of driving privileges for the remainder of the semester. Driving to school/parking pass privileges may be revoked for more than a semester if deemed necessary by the Bradford Prep administration.
  3. Student drivers requesting a parking spot are required to bring the following to the office:
    1. A copy of their report card to the office when requesting/renewing a parking pass.
    2. A copy of proof of insurance for the car or cars they will use while parking on campus
    3. A copy of the student’s driver’s license
    4. $25 per semester parking pass. Please note that parking pass fees are nonrefundable and non-transferable and that there is a $10 charge to replace a lost pass.
    5. Parking passes will not be given to any student who has an outstanding financial obligation.
    6. If a student participates in a carpool, all students who are driving must meet the eligibility requirements and be registered with the office with proper documentation.
    7. Students who park on school grounds or at Freedom House Church without a valid parking permit will face disciplinary consequences.
      1. 1st offense: 1 day after school detention assigned and $10 daily parking fee
      2. 2nd offense: 2 day after school detention assigned and $10 daily parking fee
      3. 3rd offense: suspension until a parent conference is held
    8. Student drivers who transport Middle School students onto campus are responsible for requesting a walking pass for those students to be able to walk to/from Middle School. These passes can be acquired in the main office.​
For the 2017-2018 School Year, parking passes will be available to those that are eligible and choose to drive to school on August 1st in the Main Office beginning at 10AM - we have 25 spots available for Upper School students to park in. Parking Passes are given out on a first come, first serve basis to eligible students.
Please Note: Parking at Bradford Prep is not a right but rather a privilege and choice. To protect the health and safety of all our students and staff, student vehicles parked on school property are subject to search by any authorized school personnel or law enforcement agencies when there is a reasonable suspicion that a student may be in violation of school policy or law.

In addition to the requirements above, student drivers must adhere to the following policies:
  • Student drivers must obey all traffic laws and noise ordinances, including not speeding or making excessive noise by spinning wheels or playing loud music.
  • If the driver is under the age of 18, all state laws addressing the number of underage students allowed per driver must be followed.
  • Student drivers are not allowed to sit in their vehicles during the school day. Written permission from the Office must be obtained to enter their vehicles during the day to retrieve forgotten items.
  • Student drivers must notify the administration immediately if they are involved in an accident on school grounds. This includes any minor damage to another vehicle.
  • Student drivers must park in their designated space.
  • Students and their parents are specifically reminded to be vigilant regarding the contents of their vehicles when they are on school property. NC law prohibits and deals harshly with weapons and illegal substances in vehicles on school property.
  • Passengers in vehicles should adhere to seat belt laws at all times on school property.
  • Careless or reckless driving may result in suspension of campus driving privileges.