Parking Pass Requirements:
Student drivers must be making adequate academic progress (passing at least 70% of the maximum of possible courses each semester and meet promotion standards established by the School).
Student drivers requesting a parking spot are required to bring the following to the office:
- Student Parking Permit form - signed by student and parent. Form is below and to the right
- A copy of proof of insurance for the car or cars they will use while parking on campus
- A copy of the student’s driver’s license
- $50 for an annual parking pass.
2021-2022 Parking Permit Form
Please note that parking pass fees are nonrefundable and non-transferable and that there is a $10 charge to replace a lost pass. Students must have taken Drivers Ed to obtain a parking pass. The school has a record of students that have taken Drivers Ed - there is no need to bring a copy of the course certificate.
Please Note the Following:
- Parking passes will not be given to any student who has an outstanding financial obligation.
- 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.
- Students who park on school grounds or at Freedom House Church without a valid parking permit will face disciplinary consequences.
For the 2021-2022 School Year, parking passes will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis to Juniors and Seniors that are eligible and choose to drive to school. Parking Passes will be given out at the following times:
August 4th, 1-1:30PM Seniors Only
August 4th, 1:30-2PM Juniors and Seniors
If you are unable to make it to the times above, you may send completed documents and payment with a friend or family member. If we have spots remaining, they will be available during open house on August 9th in the Upper School front office.
Afternoon Procedures for Student Drivers with Younger Siblings
Please fill out the form below if you have an Upper School student that will be picking up a younger sibling at school.
We will release them in the carpool system as follows on a daily basis:
- Upper School Siblings Only - Driver and Sibling Released to the Front Office at 3PM
- Lower School Siblings -Driver and Lower School Sibling Released to the Lower School Office at 3:15PM
- Middle School Siblings - Driver and 5th-8th grade siblings released to Upper School Front Office at 3:30PM
If Upper School driver has siblings in multiple grades including any in K-4, they will all be released at 3:30PM to meet in Lower School office. If the Upper School driver has siblings in multiple grades with the youngest being in 5th grade or older, they will all be released to the Upper School office at 3:30PM
2021-2022 Student Driver Sibling Authorization Form
Parking is a Privilege Not a Right:
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 or at Freedom House are subject to search by any authorized school personnel when there is a reasonable suspicion that a student may be in violation of school policy or law.
- 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 in the sole discretion of the Bradford Prep administration.
- Student drivers must observe all North Carolina General Statutes and all Bradford driving rules, this includes obeying all traffic laws, signs and noise ordinances, not speeding or making excessive noise by spinning wheels or playing loud music.
- For student drivers under 18 years of age, all state laws shall be followed, including those laws addressing the number of underage students and passengers allowed per driver. And, student drivers under 18 are not to use
a device (i.e. cell phones, tablets, GPS Nav systems, iPod/device sound systems) while the car is in motion.
- 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. Students causing an accident on campus or on Freedom House's campus may have their parking permit revoked.
- Student drivers must park in their designated location.
- Students and their parents are specifically reminded to be vigilant regarding the contents of their vehicles when they are on school property. The student driver shall not keep illegal, dangerous, or inappropriate items in the vehicle. These include but
are not limited to alcoholic beverages, drugs, tobacco products, or weapons. 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.
- The student driver will remain conscious of their presence on a family-oriented campus. Driving habits should demonstrate defensive driving techniques and extreme caution.