Running Start

Running Start Informational Sessions
were held in February

Presentation flyer here.

Running Start Presentation from Informational session here.

What is Running Start?

Running Start is a program in which juniors and seniors who qualify may enroll in college level courses at Bellevue College, CWU Sammamish, Cascadia College, or Lake Washington Institute of Technology and earn high school and college credit concurrently. Lake Washington School District pays the college tuition for a specified number of credits taken; and students are usually responsible for fees, books, and transportation.

Please see the links below to learn more about each of the programs and consider attending an orientation at the school of choice to get more information about next steps in the enrollment process.

In addition, students will be asked to fill out the EHS Running Start Agreement form. Please review these forms with your student and or parent, sign, and return to your counselor via email. A Running Start Enrollment Verification form is also required to register at the college however, Counselors will not be signing them over the summer.  Counselors return on 8/17/2020 and will address them at that time for Fall Running Start registration if students have not already completed the process before school ended for the year.

Should I do Running Start? Is it right for me?

Bellevue College and Central Washington University Sammamish have information sessions to fully explain the program, including potential benefits and risks. Everyone should plan to attend one of these as part of their application process to learn more. Schedules for these information sessions can be found on the Running Start section of their respective website. A few important issues to consider before deciding if Running Start is right for you.