Running Start

  • Running Start is a program where students take college level courses on a college campus to apply towards high school graduation requirements, in addition to completion of an Associates Degree or General Education Core Requirements in pursuit of a Bachelors Degree. Shadle Park High School partners with the Community Colleges of Spokane and Eastern Washington Univerity.

    What are some characteristics linked to success in Running Start?

    1. At least a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA (you may need to provide additional information to the college if below a 3.0)
    2. Past experience and success in Honors/AP classes. (This is not a requirement, but it can be a HUGE jump from traditional high school classes to college level courses)
    3. Successful completion of Algebra 2/ Pre-Calculus. If you have not taken these courses yet, you will need to complete them at Shadle or SVL while accessing Running Start.
    4. Strong communication skills, time management skills, maturity, independence, organizational skills, and consistent attendance. 
    5. A year long commitment to the Running Start program. (It is VERY hard to transfer back to high school after participating in Running Start since they follow a different calendar/ schedule)

     *** Disclaimer: Credits and grades earned through the Running Start Program are NOT WEIGHTED when factored into the high school GPA.

    Interested in applying for the 2022-2023 school year? Check out the following rescources...

    **** Running Start Informational Night for Spokane Public Schools ****

    February 7th Video Recording: HERE

    February 8th Video Recording: HERE

    This event is for all NEW students interested in registering for Running Start for the 2022-2023 school year! ****

    Shadle Park High School Running Start Video... click HERE

    Please review the Shadle Park High School Student and Parent Agreement form... click HERE to download and sign. This form will be returned to your SPHS counselor at your one-on-one meeting. We are planning on holding one-on-one meetings beginning in mid/late March 2022. To schedule a meeting with your counselor, please contact the SPHS Counseling Office at 509-354-6870 or email your counselor directly.

    Class of 2023: Christy Peterson ChristyP@spokaneschools.org

    Class of 2024: Stephanie Filippini StephanieFi@spokaneschools.org

      

    Spokane Falls Community College

    Important Dates for 2022-2023 Registration: 

    Questions?: Contact a CCS Representative at sfcc.concurrentenrollment@sfcc.spokane.edu

    Running Start Info Sessions (Lunch and Learn Q&A): Every Wednesday from 12-12:30pm zoom link

    During the week of Registration, running start advisors: Daniel Collins and Christina Martin, will have drop-in appointments in order to help students if they have questions about registration.  These meetings are NOT to update or create academic plans, but only for quick 5-10 minute questions regarding registration or needing help.  Please see the information for drop in meetings below.  Please remember, the entire week (May 16 - May 20) is dedicated to drop in appointments ONLY.  We will not have any individually scheduled appointments during Registration Week.  

     

    Last Name A-M Drop-Ins available 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://ccs-spokane.zoom.us/j/88211836645?pwd=cTBJb29zZVNPdkd0UTRPZUhTVzg3dz09  (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

    Meeting ID: 882 1183 6645

    Passcode: 081102

     

    Last Name M-Z Drop-Ins available 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://ccs-spokane.zoom.us/j/83931839331?pwd=RldzRUJqYTVIZGFnOVQ1djYzTlh2QT09  (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

    Meeting ID: 839 3183 9331

    Passcode: 002655

    March 10: Info Session 6:30pm on campus in music bldg

    August 31: Fall 2022 Deadline to Apply

    SFCC Running Start Website

    Lunch and Learn Flyer

    Dual Enrollment Brochure

    CCS Student Flow Chart

    CCS Running Start FAQ

    The Community Colleges of Spokane Running Start offices have set up a series of zoom sessions to go over the Summer Funding opportunities for SFCC & SCC Running Start students. Please join us for one of these three drop-in sessions.

    June 1 @ 12:30

    June 6 @ 1 pm

    June 7 @ 8 am

     Zoom link:   https://ccs-spokane.zoom.us/j/82884217928?pwd=UWlOYmZPbHV6TzhYL3ZYNGNVNWV4Zz09&from=addon

    RS

    CCS English and Math Course Placement Clarification:

    For English, we are looking only at the GPA. A 3.0 or above qualifies for E101.

    For math, we are looking for Algebra ll or above. The Algebra ll grade must be C or above to qualify.

    Running start transcripts must show 3 semesters of work. If it only shows less than three semesters or work, it does not qualify.

    Students who do not qualify using their transcript will have the opportunity to complete the free, online, math and English self-placement surveys to determine their placement.

     

    Spokane Community College

    Important Dates for 2022-2023 Registration:

    Questions?: Contact a CCS Representative at SCC.runningstart@scc.spokane.edu

    March 3: Info Session 6:00pm on campus in the Lair

    August 31: Fall 2022 Deadline to Apply

     

    The Community Colleges of Spokane Running Start offices have set up a series of zoom sessions to go over the Summer Funding opportunities for SFCC & SCC Running Start students. Please join us for one of these three drop-in sessions.

     June 1 @ 12:30

    June 6 @ 1 pm

    June 7 @ 8 am

     Zoom link:   https://ccs-spokane.zoom.us/j/82884217928?pwd=UWlOYmZPbHV6TzhYL3ZYNGNVNWV4Zz09&from=addon

     

    SCC Running Start Website

    Lunch and Learn Flyer

    Dual Enrollment Brochure

    CCS Student Flowchart

    CCS Running Start FAQ

     

    CCS English and Math Course Placement Clarification:

    For English, we are looking only at the GPA. A 3.0 or above qualifies for E101.

    For math, we are looking for Algebra ll or above. The Algebra ll grade must be C or above to qualify.

    Running start transcripts must show 3 semesters of work. If it only shows less than three semesters or work, it does not qualify.

    Students who do not qualify using their transcript will have the opportunity to complete the free, online, math and English self-placement surveys to determine their placement.

     

    Eastern Washington University

    Important Dates for 2022-2023 Registration:

    Questions?: Contact an EWU representative at runningstart@ewu.edu or 509-359-6136, or tkensel@ewu.edu

     September 1: Fall 2022 Deadline to Apply

     

    Soar into Eastern in-person event

    March 17th, from 5-6:30pm

    EWU – Cheney campus, PUB Nyseth community room

    926 Elm St, Cheney WA 99005

    Refreshments served, registration required by March 10th

     

    Soar into Eastern virtual event

    March 19th from 10-11am

    Zoom webinar & registration

     

    EWU Running Start Website

    EWU Running Start Important Deadlines