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.

Running Start Information

Due to continued concerns regarding COVID-19, we have postponed our orientation sessions.  In lieu of in-person meetings, we ask that if you are interested in pursuing the Running Start program, you thoroughly look though all the information provided below. Thank you for your understanding!

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In order to schedule an appointment with your JHS counselor to discuss Running Start, you and your parent/guardian first need follow the steps below. Individual meetings will start after May 1st.

  • Review the presentations from Juanita and from the college you are interested in attending (see frequently accessed college links to the right)
  • Complete the full JHS Running Start Packet
  • Current LWSD students are required to take the Running Start Student Quiz (must have an LWSD email account):
  • Guardians are required to take the Running Start Parent Quiz (LWSD account is not needed):
  • Complete Running Start Application at the college you plan to attend next fall
  • Starting May 1st students may email or contact their counselor, confirming completion of the steps above and ask for a meeting. Please remember to bring your completed Running Start paperwork with you.
   *** Please note: You must score 100% on the quizzes before meeting with your counselor ***
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