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Running Start

Running Start is a Washington State funded program for earning college and high school credit at the same time.

Beginning in November Enrollment Verification Meetings will take place in a group setting. Each quarter WHS Counselors will host 6 group meetings for you to choose from. It is the responsibility of the Running Start Student to attend at least one of these meetings per quarter.  All meetings will be held in the WHS Career Center.

During these meetings counselors will have credit counts prepared for each student to review their graduation requirements. Students will fill out their Enrollment Verification Form, counselors will review the form and sign. Listed below are the dates and times for the meetings scheduled this year.

GROUP MEETING TIMES FOR WINTER QUARTER EVF

November 6th @ 8:15am
November 6th @ 2pm
November 7th @ 8:15am
November 7th @ 2pm
November 8th @ 8:15am
November 8th @ 2pm

GROUP MEETING TIMES FOR SPRING QUARTER EVF

February 19th @ 8:15am
February 19th @ 2pm
February 20th @ 8:15am
February 20th @ 2pm
February 21st @ 8:15am
February 21st @ 2pm

GROUP MEETING TIMES FOR FALL 2018 QUARTER EVF

June 4th @ 8:15am
June 4th @ 2pm
June 5th @ 8:15am
June 5th @ 2pm
June 6th @ 8:15am
June 6th @ 2pm

For up-to-date information about important high school information and running start dates and deadlines please sign up for our Running Start Remind.

If you have a smartphone, go to rmd.at/whsrsbeavs then follow the instructions to sign up for REMIND. If you don't have smartphone, get text notifications. Text the message @whsrsbeavs to the number 81010.

Running Start Counselor: 

Mitch Kochis (kochism@woodlandschools.org | 360.841.2812)

General Information

Running Start is a statewide program which allows high school juniors and seniors to take classes at local community colleges. The credits students earn through community colleges can count toward their high school diplomas while simultaneously giving them a “running start” on earning college credits. In addition community and technical colleges are authorized to issue high school diplomas for Running Start students who enroll in the college and complete an associate degree.

Because the tuition for Running Start is state-funded, costs to students are limited to textbooks and fees. Students are also responsible for providing transportation to the college.

To enter the program, either at Clark College or Lower Columbia College, a student must first demonstrate the ability to perform at the college entry level by taking a college placement test called Compass. These placement tests are offered at different times throughout the school year at both colleges for interested students. There is no charge for the initial testing at either school. Each of our local community colleges, Clark and Lower Columbia, has different guidelines for their particular Running Start Program. Please check their web sites or contact the Running Start Offices for specific information.

Lower Columbia College

http://www.lowercolumbia.edu/running-start/index.php

Coordinator
Kami Collette
360.442.2411
kcollette@lowercolumbia.edu

Clark College

http://www.www.clark.edu/enroll/admissions/running_start/index.php

Coordinator
Linda Calvert
360.992.2842
Lcalvert@clark.edu