• Behind the Wheel Program 2022-23


    Prerequisites for taking Behind the Wheel

    1. Must have taken and passed classroom Drivers Education Course
    2. Must have learner’s permit
    3. Attend a Student/Parent Meeting - Partners for Safe Teen Driving (Information and link are below)
    4. At least 5-10 hours of driving experience prior to sign up.

     The Behind the Wheel Class

    In order for the student to be enrolled in the class, the student must also be taking a 10th grade PE class, an elective PE for 11th and 12th grades or be an office aide.

    To be enrolled students will need to follow the BTW sign up form link above and fill out the information sheet.

    Cost of the class is $225 (cash, check or pay online. For online payments follow this link CJ005-115). 

    The length of the course is 7 school days, 50 minutes per day.  

    Please contact Drivers Education Coordinator or Drivers education instructors if you have any questions:

    Steve Cassiday: Cassidaysk@staffordschools.net

    Andrew deToll: detolla@staffordschools.net



    Partners for Safe Teen Drivers Meeting Information

    Welcome to our Partners for Safe Teen Drivers meeting.  If a student plans to take the Behind the Wheel through Stafford County Public Schools or through a private driving company, the parent and student must attend this Partners for Safe Teen Drivers meeting.   In order to be eligible for Behind the Wheel, students must have a valid Virginia's learners permit, passed classroom driver education, and attended the Parent-Teen Driver Meeting. A student will not be allowed to register for Behind the Wheel training without meeting all requirements.  Stafford County Schools is committed to working with parents to keep our students safe and reduce teen crashes.  


    To access the Partners for Safe Teen Drivers meeting, click on the link below.  The student will need to select "login" at the top right of the page in order to have access to all course content and quizzes.  At the end of the course, students will be prompted to fill out a google form for attendance.  Students will also be emailed a certificate of completion.  If you have any questions, please contact your buildings driver education coordinator or behind the wheel instructors.


    Link for meeting-  Parent Teen Meeting

    Contact Information- Behind the Wheel Instructors

                                   Andrew detoll detolla@staffordschools.net

                                   Building Coordinator

                                   Steve Cassiday     cassidaysk@staffordschools.net



    Student’s Issue Date________               ___________Student is Eligible on this date________________________

    1. The student may pick up their PDL at MVHS after they have held their permit for 9 months and completed the 45 hour log.
    2. Parent or guardian must come in with the student to pick up the PDL.  The parent/guardian will also sign the PDL.
    3. Student must have the completed 45 hour driving log & learners permit with them.  Please pull the 45 hour log page(s) out of the workbook (and staple them together).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

    PDL’s will be issued on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ONLY from 7:10 am to 7:25 am. The BTW office is located in the library

    Please email Mr. deToll (detolla@staffordschools.net) to notify the day and time the parent and student will be arriving.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

    *If you are picking up your PDL in the summer months, call the MVHS office at 658-6840 to ask about what time and day to come in.