Running Start & ORCA
Exact DateTo be Announced in Winter
Call for more information:
Running Start 425-388-9211
Enrollment Svc 425-388-9222
Running Start is a partnership program between colleges and high schools. Running Start students who are juniors or seniors in high school may take college-level courses that count toward both high school requirements and college degree requirements.
It is possible for a student to earn an associates degree at the same time they graduate from high school.
Running Start is a state legislated program allowing high school juniors and seniors to enroll in community college earning high school and college credit simultaneously. Tuition is free to Running Start students, but they are responsible for the cost of books and fees and must provide their own transportation.
Students may need a 2.0 - 2.5 GPA depending on the college. Applicants must take the college's entry test, Asset or Compass, when they apply and meet entry requirements. Applications are available in the Counseling and Guidance Office.
The Running Start program is available through all community colleges in Washington State, however the two closest community colleges to Sultan High School are Everett Community College and Cascadia Community College.
See your student's counselor for more information.
Everett Community College
Running Start Program/Enrollment Services
2000 Tower St
Everett, WA 98201
Runing Start Coordinator (425) 388-9211
ORCA Program at EvCC
The Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) is a full time Running Start program for juniors and seniors in High School. Students earn two years of tuition free college credit while completing high school requirements. Attend an open house to see innovative, high impact educational practices that engage students in all disciplines.
ORCA is the only early college in the nation that uses the local marine environment as the unifying theme to integrate the core academic disciplines. Funded initially by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, ORCA seeks to provide opportunities for all students to engage in active inquiry and in-depth study in a supportive environment.
2014 Open Houses
Dates @ 6pm
Thursday, January 30
Thursday, February 27
Thursday, March 20
Thursday, April 24
visit www.everettcc.edu/orca for more information
Cascadia Community College
18345 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011
Running Start Office (425) 352-8145
Visit us on the Web at: www.cascadia.ctc.edu