Running Start

Running Start allows eligible 11th and 12th grade students to enroll in college level (100 or higher) courses in a community college or technical college. 

Both the high school and the college are involved in the decision to determine whether a student may enroll in Running Start. The high school determines that the student is eligible to be in 11th or 12th grade, and that the college courses selected by the student qualify for high school credit. The college determines whether the student qualifies for admission. The student may be required to take a placement test administered by the college.

For more information contact your school counselor and visit the following college websites:

Highline College

South Seattle College 

What is Running Start like for high school students?  Check out this video by Highline College.