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Created by the Mount Si High School Counseling Department
An opportunity for juniors and seniors to take college courses while still in high school What is Running Start
Tuition is free. Books, supplies, transportation, and lab fees are the student’s responsibility. How much does it cost?
You can have a blended schedule where you take some classes at Mount Si and some at the community college or take all of your courses at the community college Schools in our area include Bellevue College, Green River Community College and Lake Washington Technical College Where do I go to school?
This chart shows the number of classes you may take at Mount Si along with the number of credits you may register for at your community college without incurring cost. Hybrid Schedule # Of High School ClassesCommunity College Credits 1 class15 credits 2 classes12 credits 3 classes9/10 credits 4 classes6 credits Courses at the community college usually range from 1-6 credits. Academic courses are typically five credits each.
What are the pros and cons of running start?
There is a wider variety of classes offered. Students who find that the traditional high school is not fitting their needs can flourish in a different setting. You can earn up to two years of college credits FREE. If you know exactly what you want to do in life. Running Start can give you a great head start. One three-month college class (5 credits) equals 1 year long or 1 credit of high school classes ) with the exception of English and US History. You have an opportunity to take classes that apply to your chosen degree/career. Pros
MSHS AP courses are more competitive in comparison to BC courses when applying to college. Not all Running Start credits may transfer to four-year colleges. Transportation is your responsibility. You might miss out on high school experiences Running Start requires you to be independent and responsible College r equires more work in less time, with less support from teachers. Some students who are academically ready may find the independence and the speed of college classes overwhelming; they may benefit by remaining in high school classes. Cons
Community college operates on the quarter system. Mount Si operates on a semester system. Holidays and vacation periods may be different. Students are expected to attend classes at the college even though their high school is not in session. Student is in charge of meeting deadlines at the high school and for running start independently Cons
Semester 1Semester 2 1 st period (0.5 credits) 2 nd period (0.5 credits) 3 rd period (0.5 credits) 4 th period (0.5 credits) 5 th period (0.5 credits) 6 th period (0.5 credits) Mount Si Schedule 6 TOTAL CREDITS
Quarter 1Quarter 2Quarter 3 Fall Quarter (1 credit)Winter Quarter (1 credit)Spring Quarter (1 credit) Fall Quarter (1 credit)Winter Quarter (1 credit)Spring Quarter (1 credit) Fall Quarter (1 credit)Winter Quarter (1 credit)Spring Quarter (1 credit) Community College Schedule 9 TOTAL CREDITS
Full time Mount Si students can obtain up to six credits per year. Each semester course is worth 0.5 credits There are two semesters in each year and full time means a six class schedule Full time running start students can obtain up to nine credit per year Each quarter course is worth between.5 andone high school credit There are three quarters in which running start runs each year and full time means a total of three classes Credits Mount Si VS Bellevue College
Personal Freedom in High SchoolPersonal Freedom in College Your time is usually structured by others. You manage your own time. You can count on parents and teachers for guidance and to remind you of your responsibilities You will be faced with new moral and ethical decisions. You must balance responsibilities and set priorities. Guiding Principle: You will usually be told what your responsibilities are and corrected if your behavior is out of line. Guiding Principle: You're old enough to take responsibility for your decisions and their consequences. College VS High School Personal Freedom
High School ClassesCollege Classes The school year is 36 weeks long; some classes extend over both semesters and some do not. The academic year is divided into three separate 11 week quarters, plus 3 days at the end of the quarter for final exams. Teachers carefully monitor class attendance. Some instructors factor attendance into final grades. You are provided with textbooks at little or no cost. You must budget $200 or more for textbooks each quarter. College VS High School Classes
Studying in High SchoolStudying in College Study time outside of class can be as little as 2 hours per week, and this may be for last-minute test preparation. You should plan to study 2 to 3 hours outside of class for each in-class hour throughout the quarter to achieve mastery. You will need to review class notes and assignments regularly. Class participation is often all that is necessary to learn what is needed. Substantial reading and writing assignments may not be directly reviewed in class. Guiding Principle: You are usually told in class what you need to learn from assigned readings. Guiding Principle: It's up to you to read and understand the reading assignments. Lectures and other assignments presume you have already done so. College VS High School Studying
High School TeachersCollege Teachers Teachers approach you if they believe you need assistance. Most instructors expect you to initiate contact if you need assistance. Teachers provide you with information you missed when you were absent. Instructors expect you to get notes from classmates for information you missed. Teachers often write information on the board to be copied into your notes. Good note-taking skills are a must; instructors expect you to identify the important points. Teachers often take time to remind you of assignments and due dates. Instructors expect you to consult the course syllabus for all important class information. College VS High School Teachers
Tests in High SchoolTests in College Frequent tests covering small amount of material. 2 or 3 tests per quarter, may be cumulative, covering large amounts of material. Teachers may rearrange test dates to avoid conflict with school events. Instructors in different courses usually schedule tests without regard to the demands of other courses or outside activities. College VS High School Tests
Grades in High SchoolGrades in College Consistently good homework or "extra credit" may raise your overall grade when test scores are low. Grades on tests and major papers usually comprise most of the course grade. Initial low test grades may not have an adverse effect on your final grade. Generally, all tests contribute substantially to your final grade. A low initial test is a "wake-up call". Guiding Principle: Effort counts. Teachers reward a good-faith effort. Guiding Principle: Results count. Instructors expect quality work. If you fail one or more classes at the community college you are placed on academic probation. If it happens the following quarter you will be forced to leave the program attend Mt. Si Full time College VS High School Grades
For More Information, Contact: Bellevue College High School Programs Phone: Web Site: Want to know more about Running Start? Fall 2014 Student/Parent Information Sessions
Fall 2014 Deadlines Complete and submit application online through High School Programs Web Site The application opens on Monday, February 10, 2014 Receive your student ID via on or before April 30, 2014 Online Applications Due – Friday, April 25, 2014 Online Applications Due – Friday, April 25, 2014 Register online to take the Compass Placement Test Take Assessment – By 10:00 AM Thursday, May 8, 2014 If you meet the testing deadline and place into English 101 contact HS Programs Office Complete mandatory pre-orientation RS Program Information Modules by May 7, 2014 You will receive via orientation registration information on or before Thursday, May 15, 2014 Register online for Orientation/Registration and a RS Advising Workshop The enrollment verification form Campus Map Receive Pre-Registration/Orientation Information Meet with High School Counselor Parents, Students, Counselor Signature Bring completed and signed RS Enrollment Verification Form to the Bellevue College High School Programs Office B233 on or before May 21, 2014 Complete Enrollment Verification Form Orientation/Registration is mandatory! Orientation/Registration on the following Saturdays, 05/31/14, 06/07/14, 06/14/14 and if needed 06/21/14 Register for class Parent Welcome TBD Campus Tours Attend Running Start New Student Orientation
Enrolling in Running Start This is new: You must complete the MSHS Running Start Agreement or we will not be able to process your Running Start enrollment verification form
The process to enrolling at BC is a seven step process and detailed information can be found here.here Overview of process to follow Enrolling at BC
Step 1: APPLY HERE Priority Fall Quarter: Applications will be available until April 25th.APPLY HERE How to enroll at BC Step 1of 7
Step 2: Take the COMPASS assessment. Testing will not be available until March 3rd and you MUST sign up for test time. How to enroll at BC Step 2 of 7
Step 3: Create your BC account. Now that you have passed the COMPASS test, you are half way there to being a BC student. You are required to create a BC and it is your responsibility to check for messages often. Create a Bellevue College NetID Here, or check the MYBC and choose “create my account” on the Bellevue College website.Create a Bellevue College NetID Here How to enroll at BC Step 3of 7
Step 4: Complete pre- orientation/registration online class (no cost, no credit but mandatory) This needs to be completed no later than May 7th. How to enroll at BC Step 4 of 7
Step 5: Submit the Enrollment Verification Form The Running Start Enrollment Verification Form must be submitted to the Running Start Office (B233) by 4:00 PM, Wednesday May 21, How to enroll at BC Step 5 of 7
BC Step 6: Sign up for the Mandatory Orientation/Registration You will choose only one: May 31, June 07, June 14, possibly June 21 How to enroll at BC Step 6 of 7
Step 7 – OPTIONAL – Sign up for the Advising Workshop 3:30PM – 4:30PM Room N201- Main Campus – will be offered on Tuesday May 27th, Wednesday June 4, Wednesday June 11 How to enroll at BC Step 7 of 7
While you may be full time at Running Start, you still have to meet the graduation requirements of Mount Si Bellevue College offers equivalent courses to fulfill your graduation requirements Graduation Requirements
You are responsible for tracking your AA requirements and can do this with the help of a BC advisor. er/AAS_DTA.pdf er/AAS_DTA.pdf Bellevue College Transfer Degree Worksheet
Please contact your counselor or make an appointment by calling Alpha Breakdown below: Heather Kern (A-F) (425) Jessica Easthope (G-N) (425) Rachel Raff (O-Z) (425) Questions?