High School Course Catalog

Running Start

Enacted by the WA State Legislature in 1990, Running Start is intended to provide students a program option consisting of attendance at certain institutions of higher education and the simultaneous earning of high school and college/university credit. Students in grades 11 and 12 are allowed to take college courses at Washington’s community and technical colleges, and at Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, Washington State University, and Northwest Indian 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.


Students interested in Running Start should see their counselor and attend Running Start informational events at the high school. Course Equivalency Guides, available in high school Counseling Offices and online at Community College sites, specify the college courses that satisfy Kent SD graduation requirements.


General Information 
Washington State Running Start Information


Green River Community College
GRCC Running Start Information

Course Equivalency Guide


Highline Community College

HCC Running Start Information

Course Equivalency Guide