Running Start provides up to two years of paid tuition at any state-run community college or four-year university. High school juniors who can pass the entrance exam for a local community college may take part or all of their coursework at the community college. Successfully passing a course earns a student both high school and college credit.
Running Start students complete a substantial number of their first two years of college credits early. After high school, they pay for fewer community college credits before moving on to four-year institutions. It is possible for a motivated student to earn his or her high school diploma and a two-year college associate's degree simultaneously.
A Free Running Start -- on college, on career, on life -- Yakima Valley students get on with their lives -- and save money, too
Mar 14, 2000; There may not be a free lunch, but hundreds of local high school students are discovering a bargain of another sort: free...