Running Start

Running Start

Orientation Session for NEW Running Start students: MARCH 27th during Herd/Homeroom time

Running Start is a program that allows 11th and 12th grade students to take college courses at Washington's 34 community and technical colleges. Students earn both high school and college credits for these courses.

Running Start students and their families do not pay tuition. They are responsible for mandatory fees, books and transportation. Students receive both high school and college credit for these classes.

Steps to enroll in a Running Start Program
Becoming a Running Start student is a big decision and taking college courses during your high school years is not for everyone.  Please spend some time to thoroughly read through the Running Start program information on the college website listed below, as this will help you determine if you are ready for college level work during your junior and/or senior years.

After you’ve decided that you want to enroll in the Running Start program, you MUST complete steps 1-4 before scheduling a follow up appointment with your counselor to discuss Running start options and sign paperwork.

Step 1 - Attend the Running Start Informational session at RHS - REQUIRED

Step 2 - Complete and submit the Running Start RHS enrollment packet (soon to come) 

Step 3 - Submit your application at the college you plan to enroll with for Running Start

Step 4 - Set up your college email and obtain your Student ID

Step 5 - Take the placement assessment in English and Math or provide the college proper placement information.
One way to determine placement is by sending your RHS transcript or SBA Scores to the college, if you need a copy of your transcript you can download it from Skyward (info here).

Step 6 - TBD

Below are links to help you find more information about the Running Start Program and enrollment process:

Bellevue College
Phone: 425.564.2026

Cascadia College
Phone: 425.352.8146

Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Phone: 425.739.8336

CWU Sammamish
Phone: 509.963.1351