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Running Start

Allows highly motivated high school Juniors & Seniors to access college courses while receiving high school credit.

Running Start gives you the unique benefits of experiencing a college environment while in high school. You can:

  • Work toward your college degree while preparing for high school completion
  • Save money on college tuition
  • Learn from a wide and enriching selection of college courses
  • Broaden your perspective and challenge yourself with college-level classes
  • Keep up with your high school activities while you're in college

Application Deadlines: 2020-2021

Courses fill up quickly and are first-come, first-serve - don't delay

Quarter You Want to Attend

New Student Class Registration Begins

Last Day to Turn in Paperwork

Spring 2020

Feb 18, 2020

March 25, 2020

Fall 2020 May 18, 2020 Sept 3, 2020
Winter 2021 Nov 9, 2020 Dec 16, 2020

Running Start Info Sessions

No RSVP necessary. Open to interested families and students.


6pmBldg. 16, Room 106

6pmBldg. 16, Room 106

6pmGig Harbor Campus


Running Start FAQs




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Running Start
Bldg. 7
Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm 
Friday, 9am-4pm