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Running Start

About

Running Start provides academically motivated students an opportunity to take college courses as part of their high school education. Students may take just one class per quarter, or take all of their courses on the Clark College campus, earning both high school and college credit for all completed courses.

Students in the program attend regular day or evening college classes. Running Start students are accepted as a regular college student by Clark College instructors, and are expected to complete the same coursework requirements as their college classmates.

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Contact

Running Start Office
Gaiser Hall room 137
Tel: (360) 992-2366

Hours

Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m
Friday
8:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m

Why Running Start


The Running Start program allows high school juniors and seniors to earn college credits while completing their high school education—saving students money while advancing their education. Students are able to attend college, at minimal cost, while still living at home as a high school student.

Students are able to select courses that challenge them academically and provide real-world applications. Many students earn their associate’s degree and leave prepared to start a career or transfer to a four-year institution to pursue their bachelor’s degree.



Running Start Events

  • Winter 2017 schedule available

    October 21

  • Continuing students register for classes

    November 14-18

  • New students register

    November 28 (online orientation required by Nov. 22)

  • Payment Deadline

    December 19 (turn in EV form prior to this date)

  • Winter 2017 classes begin

    January 9