Running Start

Eastlake Running Start Information Sessions

2021-2022 Running Start PowerPoint Presentation - view in STREAM or YouTube

2022-2023 Student Info Sessions:

  • February 23 at 1pm
  • February 25 during Wolf Time 
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 responsible for fees, books, and transportation.

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

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. Once the enrollment process is underway, you will review your remaining graduation requirements with your EHS counselor. 

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

Bellevue College and Central Washington University Sammamish and Lake Washington Institute of Technology have information sessions or meetings 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.