Running Start

** Running Start program allows 11th and 12th grade high school students to take college-level courses at community and technical colleges. Students can earn both high school and college credits through this partnership between the K-12 and community college systems.**

Interested in Running Start for the 2022-2023 School Year??

Appointments with counselors about Running Start will be scheduled in late August or early September after students complete all steps

Running Start appointments with JHS counselors are currently limited, due to finals, graduation and end of year activities. If you are interested in pursing Running Start for the 2022-2023 school year, check the college's Running Start website to make sure it has not passed. Counselors are unable to meet or sign any forms between June 17th - the end of August.


Please view the

2022-2023 JHS Running Start Orientation

After completing please follow the steps below....


✔ Appointments with counselors about Running Start will not be made until student completes all steps below

  1. Go through at least one college information session

** Click below for the  JHS Information Session from college of your choice **

Bellevue College
Lake Washington Tech
Cascadia College


  2. Fill out the JHS Running Start Packet

✔ Follow directions closely on page 1

✔ Thoroughly review remaining pages for all RS information


  3. Upload your completed RS Packet by selecting your Counselor's form below the carrot!!

*Note: These Microsoft Forms are only accessible to current LWSD Students with their LWSD Email.  If you are not a current JHS student please use the Non-LWSD Option below and your information will be forwarded to the appropriate counselor once Ms. Hamilton has confirmed your JHS enrollment and received your completed packet.