Alive at 25
Statistics show that car crashes are the number one cause of death for young people between the ages of 15 and 24. All students who wish to purchase a pass to park vehicles on their school campuses or the Applied Technology Center (ATC) campus must complete the 4 ½ hour safe-driving course, Alive at 25.
All students must complete the program in order to purchase a parking pass.
Students only need to successfully complete the course once.
Students must register directly with Alive at 25. To enroll for all Alive at 25 courses, go to https://scnsc.org/, choose the “Classes” tab on top menu, then you can use the search function by typing in “Rock Hill” or your local zip code to find local course offerings. Once you locate your course, click “enroll” and follow directions. You must pre-register for all Alive at 25 courses
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Alive at 25?
Alive at 25 is an innovative, young driver intervention program that teaches what behaviors and skills are needed to become responsible, crash-free drivers. Developed byt he National Safety Council for young drivers between the ages of 15-24, the program aims to help young drivers choose safe driving practices, to take responsibility for their behavior, and to be aware of the typical driving hazards.
Taught by certified law enforcement officers, the 4.5 hour course is delivered through interactive media segments, workbook exercises, class discussions, and role playing. Young drivers learn how to take control of situations by understanding the consequences of their actions. It offers a balanced approach to help teens not only regulate their driving behavior but also help them deal with the actual issues that can influence their driving behavior.
Statistics from the National Safety Council reinforce the reasons for requiring this program for student drivers in Rock Hill. The council says the number one killer for teens is car crashes and that 30 individuals, age 15-24, die every day in motor vehicle collisions. Drivers aged 15-24 make up 14 percent of all drivers, but they make up 27 percent of all collisions. In South Carolina, 164 young adults between the ages of 15-24 died last year due to vehicle collisions.
More than 100 high schools across the state participate in the program.
The course is offered by theNational Safety Council, not Rock Hill High School. The course costs $35 per student, and students must sign up for courses through the Alive at 25 website. RHHS will host courses, but do not administer or teach courses. Students will be given a certificate of completion which should be presented when purchasing a parking pass during registration each year. The course need only be taken once by each driver during their high school career,it does not need to be taken annually.
Students needing the course need to register directly with Alive at 25.
Please visit their website at http://www.scaliveat25.org/ for full information about the course and specific course offerings. We encourage you to read the FAQ’s listed below for more information.
Why do I have to take this course to park at RHHS?
We are committed to doing all we can to keep our students safe behind the wheel and to save lives. The Rock Hill School Board approved this initiative in 2012, and RHHS joins over 100 SC high schools in requiring Alive at 25 for parking on campus. York County is the first county with full participation from all high schools in all county districts.
When do I need to have this completed by?
You will need to have completed the course before registration (registration dates to be determined) which will be in early August. Be sure to bring your certificate of completion.
Are exceptions allowed or are other driving courses accepted?
No. In order to park on campus, Alive at 25 must be taken. This course is specifically designed for high school age drivers and addresses the most at-risk driving behaviors of this age group. Rock Hill School District provides bus transportation to any student not wishing to participate in our campus parking program.
Is there a cost for Alive at 25?
Yes. Payments can be made online when registering, or exact cash or money orders are accepted at course locations. Hardships must be applied for directly with Alive at 25. RHHS does not take or forward payments for Alive at 25.
Do I have to pay for a parking pass even if I take Alive at 25?
Do I have to take Alive at 25 each year?
No. Each student driver must take the course only once during their high school careers.
Do I have to take Alive at 25 at Rock Hill High School?
No. This course is taught statewide and nationwide and once certified, the student is covered for life. See http://www.scaliveat25.org/ for course offerings and registration.
Does Alive at 25 qualify me for an insurance discount?
You must contact your automobile insurance provider for this information.