Running Start is a Washington state program that allows high school students to earn credits toward both high school AND college at a local campus. Students must be Juniors or Seniors, and must meet all entrance requirements (placement test or alternative) as outlined by the college.
Running Start students are still Mount Vernon High School students. They must choose whether to pursue a full-time or part-time course load at Running Start. Full-time Running Start students take all their classes at the college. Part-time students arrange a schedule that works for them to attend some classes at high school, and others at the college. Running Start students may still participate in after-school activities at the high school. Running Start students enroll in college classes and are treated like any other college student. The rules and processes of a high school environment do not apply, so there is no Family Access, progress reports, attendance tracking or parent/teacher conferences.
Interested in Running Start?
Click here to learn more about Skagit Valley College Running Start Program.
We have updated our enrollment steps. Linked below, please find our updated enrollment checklists for general students and Running Start students. Students will meet with an advisor once they complete our application supplement and establish any necessary course placement.