Advantages of the Running Start Program

There are several advantages to enrolling in the Running Start Program:

  • Free Tuition! Students can earn up to two years of tuition-free college credit while finishing high school. The high school pays the tuition. A maximum of 15 credits are funded per quarter  
  • Get a "Running Start" on College Education. Students have the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school.  
  • Advanced Coursework. Students have the opportunity to take advanced courses and a greater variety of courses than those available at their local high schools.  
  • Adult Educational Setting. Students whose academic interests are not being met at a traditional high school often flourish in a different educational setting.  
  • Flexibility in Scheduling Classes. Classes are available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., also on the weekends, and online.