Running Start

Running Start Information Session - February 7th 12:30PM-1:30PM - EHS Theater
Are you interested in learning more about Running Start? Representatives from Bellevue College, Central Washington University, and Lake Washington Institute of Technology will be at Eastlake on February 7th from 12:30-1:30 in the EHS Theater. Come learn more about student eligibility, expectations, benefits and challenges to the program, costs, admission steps and more. Parents are also welcome to attend. Hope to see you there!

Students unable to attend Wednesday’s presentation are welcome to come to the counseling center during Wolf Time on Thursday, February 8th to hear a recap of the meeting by one of our counselors. In addition, we will be posting information on the Counseling and Career Center Powerschool page following Wednesday’s presentation if you would like to review the information that was shared.

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.
The application process begins in the early spring for the upcoming school year, and students must strictly adhere to the college deadlines in order to qualify. Information sessions are scheduled to help students and parents determine if this is a good choice for next year and to explain the steps necessary to participate in the program. Attendance at one of the information sessions is very important, and signatures from parents on the "Eastlake High School Running Start Agreement" are required before scheduling a time to talk with a counselor about the program.
Students are also required to attend a college orientation session, submit an application to the college and to EHS, and take an assessment test. Running Start students are subject to the same state, district, and Eastlake Graduation Requirements. Students enrolled in Running Start spring courses will not be given a diploma until an official transcript is received from the community college or school.


Running Start Enrollment Verification Form

In preparation for each new quarter registration, the Running Start Enrollment Verification Form needs to be completed and signed by student and parent in preparation for the appointment with the high school counselor. At the meeting with counselor, classes required for high school graduation are discussed, and the "Recommended Running Start Classes" section is completed. The student then takes the form to the Running Start office at the college prior to registering for classes.