RUNNING START OVERVIEW
The Running Start program allows eligible juniors and seniors to enroll tuition free in courses at local community colleges or career/technical schools. Although the college tuition is paid for by the school district, students are responsible for books, supplies, and transportation to the community college.
Running Start enrollment is limited to classes numbered 100 and above in both academic and career/technical areas. Students may enroll simultaneously in high school and college classes or solely in college classes. Students will receive high school credit towards graduation as well as college credit.
In order to participate in Running Start, students must place into college level courses through the COMPASS test. This test is administered at the local community college. Graduation requirements for completing a high school diploma are established by Wa-Hi, and students must consult their high school counselor to identify how community college courses will apply towards graduation. If students choose to enroll part time in Running Start classes and part time at Wa-Hi, they will need to plan their Running Start classes around their Wa-Hi classes.
A one-quarter, five credit, class will equal 1.0 credit of high school study in the subject taken. Further information is available through the Wa-Hi Counseling Department.