Running Start

Earning high school and college credit simultaneously

Kennewick students in grades 11 and 12 have the option of attending Columbia Basin College and Washington State University Tri-Cities while simultaneously earning high school and college/university credit. 

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 accelerating their progress through the education system.