- Students have the opportunity to take courses that
may not be offered at their local high schools.
- Academically prepared students to have an opportunity
to take advanced level courses.
- Students have an opportunity to experience post-secondary
education while in high school. This experience may be helpful in
making the transition from home to college, and in making future education
- Students can earn up to two years of tuition-free
college credit, saving many dollars in college education.
- It is not uncommon for students who have difficulty
fitting-in the traditional high school setting, to flourish in a different
- In college, high school students gain maturity and
knowledge from the participation and diversity of other college students.
- You may have the opportunity to take more diverse
elective classes than those provided at your high school.
- As a running start student, you will be eligible to
take part in all college activities with the exception of intercollegiate
athletics. These activities include student government, interest groups,
special events, student newspaper, and the college radio station.
- Students can get a “Running Start” on
completing a college degree by taking general education requirements
and prerequisites to a college major or technical/professional program.
- Students may still participate in any high school
extracurricular activity, if time permits.
- Students who have transferred between high schools
and have incurred credit difficulties find that Running Start can
help them meet graduation requirements on time.
- Financially, this is the best scholarship a student
can earn. Consider the worth of each college class completed.
- Some of these college courses may be dual-credited
with our high school to enable students to work toward high school
graduation while receiving college credit. To receive high school
credit, prior approval of the equivalency credit is required from
the high school counselor.
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