Holiday Closure: February 20
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.
Download Program Flyer
8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m
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
Wednesday, February 22
7 - 8 p.m. at the O'Connell Sports Center Complex
These are two identical and optional meetings for prospective students and their parents to learn about the Running Start program. The program allows eligible juniors and seniors to attend Clark College and earn dual credit (both high school and college credits). Deadlines and requirements for Fall Quarter entry will be explained at the meeting but are also available in the Fall 2017 Eligibility Information Handout. Go to the Students page to get the detailed list of instructions.
Continuing Student Spring Quarter Online Registration
Week of February 20 (look up your date & time to register)
New Student Spring Quarter Online Registration
February 27 at 5:30 a.m. (must bring proof of eligibility to Running Start office prior to this date)
Enrollment Verification Form Deadline for Spring Qtr
Payment Deadline for Spring Quarter
Spring Quarter Classes Begin