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    Running Start for Lincoln High School Students

    Running Start is a program for High School Juniors and Seniors to take college classes at Washington two-year colleges and earn high school and college credit at the same time. Tuition is free for a maximum of 15 credits per quarter in college-level courses numbered 100 or higher. However, the number of college credits each student may take free of tuition costs depends on how many classes the student is concurrently taking at the high school. Students are responsible for tuition for pre-college courses (numbering below 100) and any credits that exceed their allowable limit. Students are responsible for the cost of books and transportation; however, fee waivers for these expenses (not including transportation) are available for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch.


    Running Start Info Session Spring 2021

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    Eligibility

    • A High School Junior or Senior
    • Place into college level English OR math on the placement test (taken at the college)
    • Some colleges will accept your ACT, SAT, or high school transcript for placement in lieu of the placement test. Check the college websites for more information.

    Application Process

    At the college:

    1. Attend information session
    2. Apply to the college
    3. Take placement tests

    At Lincoln High School:

    1. Watch LHS information session (on counselor Teams Channels starting April 12)
    2. Read and sign SPS MOU
    3. Complete course planning worksheet
    4. Fill out your EVF to the best of your ability
    5. When steps 1-4 have been completed, make an appointment with your counselor and send your signed MOU, course planning worksheet, and EVF to your counselor before the meeting.
    6. Book a time with Ms. Donato (last names A-G)

      Book a time with Ms. Pacampara (last names P-Z)

      Book a time with Mr. Malaki (last names H-O)

    When these steps are completed, make an appointment with your counselor and send your signed MOU, course planning worksheet, and EVF to your counselor before the meeting.

    The deadline to meet with your counselor to apply to Running Start is June 11, 2021. After June 11, you will need to wait until after the LHS school year starts in the Fall.

    Forms

    College Websites

    North Seattle Information Sessions

    • Tuesday, April 13: 6 – 7 p.m.
    • Friday, April 23: 12 – 1 p.m.
    • Wednesday, April 28: 2 – 3 p.m.
    • Thursday, May 6: 6 – 7 p.m.
    • Friday, May 14: 3 – 4 p.m.

    RSVP to receive the Zoom link

    Recording of the presentation can be found on the North Seattle website.