Running Start

  • Students in grades 11 and 12 are allowed to take college courses at Washington’s community and technical colleges. Students that participate in Running Start at River Ridge High School typically attend South Puget Sound Community College.  

    Running Start Students and their families do not pay tuition, but they do pay college fees and buy their own books, as well as provide their own transportation. Students receive both high school and college credit for these classes and therefore accelerate their progress through the education system.

    How to get started

    1. Apply online
    2. Qualify
    3. Meet with your Counselor
    4. Register for Classes
    5. RSVF & pay

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Running Start Informational Presentation

  • Check out the slide deck from an informational presentation about Running Start!