Running Start Program
The 2018 Running Start Information Night is Wednesday, March 14th from 6:00-8:00pm. Current sophomores and juniors who are interested in enrolling in Running Start next year, please join us! Information will be presented by Pierce College and Clover Park Community College. 

Running Start is a statewide program intended to provide students a program option consisting of attendance at certain institutions of higher education and the simultaneous earning of high school and college/university credit. 

Running Start was initiated by the legislature as a component of the 1990 parent and student Learning by Choice Law. 

Students in grades 11 and 12 are allowed to take college courses at Washington’s community and technical colleges, and at Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, Washington State University, and Northwest Indian College.

Running Start Students and their families do not pay tuition, but they do pay college fees and buy their own books, as well as provide their own transportation. Students receive both high school and college credit for these classes and therefore accelerate their progress through the education system. The exercise of that right is subject only to minimal eligibility and procedural requirements, which are spelled out, in state administrative rules. See RCW 28A.600.300 for more information.

If you have questions about the Running Start Program, please contact your counselor.

Anna Clark (last names A-Ei)


Donovan Bridges(last names Ej-K)


Tom Tripple (last names L-Rh)


Alyssa Capocy (last names Ri-Z)