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

Steps to start Running start;

1) Apply to Clark or LCC

2) Fill out the Running Start google form

3) Mrs. Pfeiffer will call you in to review the contract and your first EVF. 

During these meetings 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

EVF Meetings will be in the career center. Any person who comes into the school past the main office will need to have their temperature taken.

October 28th @ 9:00am
October 28th @ 2:00pm
October 29th @ 9:00am
October 29th @ 2:00pm

 

GROUP MEETING TIMES FOR SPRING QUARTER EVF

EVF Meetings will be in the career center. Any person who comes into the school past the main office will need to have their temperature taken.

February 9th @ 8:15am
February 9th @ 2:30pm
February 10th @ 8:15am
February 10th @ 2:30pm

VIRTUAL GROUP MEETING TIMES FOR FALL 2021 QUARTER EVF

May 18th @ 8:15am

May 18th @ 2:30pm

May 19th @ 8:15am
May 19th @ 2:30pm
May 20th @ 8:15am
May 20th @ 2:30pm

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: 

Terra Pfeiffer (pfeiffet@woodlandschools.org | 360-841-2811)

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

LCC Running Start information

Coordinator
Guadalupe (Lupe) Rodriguez
360.442.2444
grodriguez@lowercolumbia.edu

Clark College

Clark College Running Start information

Coordinator
Karmel Baldwin
360.992.2284
kbaldwin@clark.edu