Does anyone have information about the running start program for high school?

I’m now a sophomore and I’m planning on taking running start next year. I’m not really familiar with this program because I go to a private school and they don’t offer it here, so next year I’m probably going to take it at a public school. I was wondering if anyone could give me some info about this program, thanks!

Answer #1

It’s good to hear that you’re planning on taking this program. It is definitely very tough but it’s worth it. While I was in high school, I was a part of this program as well.

Running start is a program that allows 11th and 12th grade students to take college courses at Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges.

Running Start provides up to two years of paid tuition at any state-run community college or four-year university that participates in the Running Start program. High school juniors who can pass the entrance exam for a local community college may take part or all of their coursework at the community college. Successfully passing a course earns a student both high school and college credit.

Running Start Students and their families do not pay tuition, but they do pay college fees and buy their own books, as well as provide their own transportation. Students receive both high school and college credit for these classes and therefore accelerate their progress through the education system. The exercise of that right is subject only to minimal eligibility and procedural requirements, which are spelled out, in state administrative rules.

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