Presentation on theme: "Preparing for the next school year"— Presentation transcript:
1 Preparing for the next school year Hazen High SchoolStudent Info SessionsFriday, March 28, LunchFriday, March 7, LunchParent Info SessionTuesday, March 18, 20146:00 p.m., Activity RoomRUNNING STARTPreparing for the next school year
2 What is Running Start?Running Start is a state-wide program that allows 11th and 12th grade student to take classes at community or technical collegesTuition is paid by the Running Start ProgramStudents earn both high school AND college creditsA 5-credit college class is equal to a 1-credit high school class
3 Who is eligible?You must be in 11th or 12th grade while participating in the programYou must place in college level English (English 101) through the COMPASS assessmentYou must meet program application deadlines
4 What are ADVANTAGES of the program? Opportunity to take ADVANCED COURSEWORKADULT educational settingFLEXIBILITY in scheduling classesDual Credit (high school & college)
5 Limitations of Enrollment A student choosing to attend Running Start Full Time (i.e. no other classes at Hazen) is eligible for up to 15-credits per quarter.A student choosing to attend Running Start Part Time has to “split” his/her allowable FTE:Periods attending at HHSAvailable college credit per quarter151212310465 +
6 IMPORTANT Considerations Maturity is essentialStudents pay for books, lab fees, etc.Transportation is the student’s responsibilityCollege credit does not transfer to ALL collegesStudent is starting his/her COLLEGE GPA and continuing with your High School GPA!
7 IMPORTANT Considerations Adult-learning environmentMay miss out on school activities, announcements, etc.The college academic schedule (quarters) doesn’t line up with the high school academic schedule (semesters)You’ll need to plan on a full-year commitment
8 What makes a SUCCESSFUL Running Start Student? Independent work abilityMaturitySelf-motivated/EXCELLENT study habitsPrevious academic successAn interest in a program of study that isn’t taught at the high school
9 What should your parents know? Most Running Start students see their GPA DROP when they take classes at the collegeParents will not have access to instructors, progress reports, attendance, etc.Students are still responsible for meeting all Renton School District grad requirementsStudents still need to complete a Culminating Project – Running Start students just have to complete this independently
10 Where do Hazen Running Start students go? Most Hazen students choose Bellevue College (more academic choices):Some choose Renton Technical College (more training program options):But any community/technical college your student has transportation to is a possibility.
11 Steps to Enroll (Bellevue College) – beginning Feb. 19th Create LoginComplete the BC Running Start Application (online) Receive your BC Student ID Number viaRegister to take the COMPASS AssessmentStep 2:Take the COMPASS Assessment during specified date/time ($21.50)Upon completion of test and placement into English 101 (this is an eligibility requirement), notify High School Programs office
12 Steps to Enroll (Bellevue College) Complete mandatory Pre-Orientation Running Start Program Information Online Course by May 7, 2014 (must receive 100% in order to move to next step)Receive via New Student Orientation Registration information by May 15, 2014Includes: Instructions to register online for mandatory New Student Orientation/Registration SessionsStep 3.5: Complete and submit the Hazen Running Start Agreement form (with Parent Signature)found on the Hazen webpage: Counseling/Running StartStep 4:Complete the Running Start Verification Form with your school counselor
13 Steps to Enroll (Bellevue College) Attend mandatory New Student Orientation/Registration Session where you will turn in your signed Verification FormEvery subsequent quarter:Complete the RS Verification Form with your school counselor prior to registration
14 Bellevue College - RS Fall General Information Sessions Held on the BC Campus, Room N201Thursday, March 7 p.m.Saturday, April 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m.Saturday, April 9 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m.More details can be found on the Bellevue College High School Programs Webpage.
15 Contact Hazen School Counselors Questions?Contact Hazen School CounselorsCounseling OfficeChristi Leick (A-E)Brenda Day (F-Li)Brian Creeley (Lo-Ri)Rita Silva-Ponds (Ro-Z)