Timberline High School is committed to providing a broad range of academic opportunities to all students. College in the High School (CiHS) is a program in which our THS faculty go through a process to become adjunct faculty at a local college/university. The individual courses taught by these teachers are granted the opportunity for students to earn both high school and college level credit. By incorporating Dual Credit programs in our school, students can experiences the rigor of a college class while earning college credit. Additionally, be establishing a robust dual credit program, THS will be able to facilitate a student’s existing connections to high school clubs, sports, teachers, and friends, as well as academic support that is an integral part of the high school culture.
Running Start (through South Puget Sound Community College)
Students earn dual high school and college credit when taking courses through Running start.
BEFORE YOU TALK TO YOUR COUNSELOR:
1. Watch the informational video CLICK HERE before going through the Running Start sign-up process on the SPSCC website. Once you've watched the video, read through the SPSCC Running Start information page ( and connect to this website) https://spscc.edu/apply/runningstart
2. Attend an information session; SPSCC will have many orientations sessions coming up. Please see their website for available times and locations.
3. If you decide to participate in running start, take the placement test or go through the self-guided placement process and THEN (see 4 below)
4. Make an appointment with your counselor-BE READY TO SHOW CONFIRMATION OF YOUR ACCEPTANCE INTO RUNNING START. DO NOT SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT UNTIL YOU ARE ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM.
Advanced Placement classes
Advanced Placement(AP) classes are college level courses offered in the high school. Through these classes students prepare to take the AP exam. These are generally given in the spring. The major benefit of taking an AP class and exam is that students have the opportunity to earn college credit by scoring at a level of 3 or higher*. Taking AP classes can give you a head start on college and save tuition money! The AP classes offered at Timberline High School are listed in the course catalog. Talk to your counselor if you have questions regarding these classes.
**Please check with the College or University being applied to in order to find out which AP classes/credits they will accept.
AM/Session 1- Transportation is provided from Timberline to New Market as well as, from New Market back to Timberline.
PM/Session 2- Transportation is provided for students from Timberline to New Market.
If there is a NO SCHOOL day on the calendar for Timberline students, there will be NO New Market Transportation on that day. This includes but is not limited to the following days:
President's Day Weekend (Mid Winter Break)
Teacher Professional Development Day(s)
Tech Prep Credit
As part of the agreement between Clover Park, Pierce College and South Puget Sound Community Colleges and Timberline High School, credits earned in certain high school technical classes can also be awarded as college credit. Once you have received a "B" grade or better and met all of the requirements, you will have a college transcript at the college. These credits can be used at a community college, technical school, or four-year university and are transferable by the college's transcript.
North Thurston School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Officer: executivedirectorHR@nthurston.k12.wa.us, 360-412-4453; Section 504 Coordinator: Leslie Van Leishout, email@example.com, 306-412-4484. Address for both: 305 College St. NE. Lacey, WA 98516. http://www.nthurston.k12.wa.us/privacypolicy