Running Start

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, or Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LW Tech) and earn high school and college credit concurrently. Lake Washington School District pays the college tuition for up to 15 credits per quarter and offers the opportunity for students to be either part- or full-time students at Eastlake and the school of choice. For more detailed information about the program, cost, process, please review the Running Start Agreement.

EHS counselors will start meeting with students after March 27th. Please review information on this page and start the enrollment process with your college before reaching out to your counselor.  Please view presentation here.

Step 1: Research
Research your options, review the Eastlake presentation and attend an Eastlake information session. Select your Running Start program and start enrollment process directly through the school.

Step 2: Enroll
Complete the enrollment and placement process for your chosen college. See Local Running Start Programs and Registration Dates for information about each schools requirements and process

Step 3: Meet
Schedule a meeting with your Eastlake counselor. In the meeting we will review:

  1. Review Eastlake High School Running Start Agreement and expectations.
  2. Remaining graduation credits, placement for Math and English
  3. Complete the RSEVF

Running Start Information Sessions for the 2023-24 School Year

  • Wednesday, February 21st 2024 1:45-2:45pm after school
  • Friday, February 23rd 2024 - WolfTime A

Yes, you can but you need to make sure you communicate with Mrs. Hill in the Athletics office. Running Start is on a different academic calendar than LWSD.

Prior to your season you will need to complete the WIAA Running Start contract and provide grades on grade check dates. 

See the How to Register for a Sport page on the Eastlake website here for specific directions for Running Start students on completing the contract.

All communication will take place in person with Mrs. Hill or through your LWSD email account so please check your email!