Running Start Program


You can make an appointment on line with your counselor to request a Winter EVF or you can request the Winter EVF by emailing your counselor.  If you choose to email please add current classes enrolled in for fall quarter. 

To book a virtual or phone appointment with your counselor please visit the RHS Counseling and Career website:

Links are listed under each counselor name.  You can also call the RHS Counseling Office (253)841-8722.

*It is strongly recommended for senior Running Start students to make an appointment with your counselor.


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.