Running Start is a program that allows 11th and 12th grade students to take college courses at 1 of Washington's 34 community and technical colleges or at Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, Northwest Indian College, and Washington State University. These can be in-person classes or online, depending on the college.
Running Start students and their families do not pay tuition for Running Start courses, but they may need to pay college fees and buy their books, as well as provide their own transportation. Students receive both high school and college credit for passing these classes and, therefore, can accelerate their progress by completing specific credit requirements for high school graduation and course requirements for a technical certification or associate’s degree.
Contact Kristin Alarcon, the College and Career Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-866-6053 with questions.
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