Presentation on theme: "Running Start Program 2015 - 2016 Lewis & Clark High School."— Presentation transcript:
1 Running Start Program 2015 - 2016 Lewis & Clark High School
2 What is Running Start?High School in the College vs. College in the High SchoolEarn College CreditsClasses at EWU, SFCC, or SCCCCS can earn AA DegreeCollege level courses WITH college level GRADESYou essentially have ALL the expectations, responsibilities and freedoms of a College Student.
3 BenefitsPotential for earning FREE college credits – transferable to Washington’s public & most of our private colleges.5.0 College Credits = 1.0 HS CreditIndependent study and preparation for college life and beyondOpportunity to take classes not offered at the high schoolAlternative learning environmentPotential to earn AA Degree at the Community Colleges or General Education Requirements (GER’s) at EWU. (Both are transferable to any Public Washington State four-year college.)
4 Facts to ConsiderGrades earned are recorded on your PERMANENT OFFICIAL high school AND college transcriptSocial connection with high school changesParent/Guardians DO NOT have access to grades and progress unless you give them your infoCollege Professors are not caretakersScheduling challenges – conflict between HS & college class offerings, extracurricular activities, PT vs. FTRequired college classes are not offered every quarter – PLANNING REQUIRED!Quarter system vs. Semester System – overlaps, breaks (see next slide)
5 Semester vs Quarter Systems Lewis & Clark High SchoolFirst Day9/2End of Sem. 11/29Spring Break4/6 – 4/10Last Day 6/17SCC and SFCCEnd of1st Qtr.12/11First Day9/21End of2nd Qtr.3/23SpringBreak3/28 –4/1End of3rd Qtr.6/17EWUSpringBreak3/21 –3/25End of3rd Qtr.6/10First Day9/23End of1st Qtr.12/11End of2nd Qtr.3/18
6 Profile of a Successful RS Student Mature & responsibleAble to assimilate with unique populations at CCS or EWUIndependentSelf-motivatedManages time wellSelf-AdvocateFollows through on commitmentsKeeps in contact with LC community
7 EWU Requirements Junior or Senior – On track to graduate Completed Algebra 2 (or take at high school)3.3 or higher GPA (Cumulative)Student pays for ALL books and ALL Lab Fees- books $ each, labs $5–40 (no financial aid)Provide own transportation – public transportation available
8 SFCC/SCC Requirements Junior or Senior - On Track to GraduateCompleted Algebra 2 (or take at high school)Application Fee - $25 (Fee waived for F & R lunch)Ways to Determine Eligibility:READING & WRITING: (Achieve at least 1 of these)Compass Test ($30) - achieve college level scoresACT score – 19SAT score – 470Cumulative high school GPA 3.5 or higherMATH: (Achieve at least 1 of these)MyMath Test (MMT) – place at college levelACT Math score – 23SAT Math score – 550.Student pays for ALL books and ALL Lab Fees – books $ each, labs $5–40 (no financial aid)Provide own transportation – public transportation available
9 How Many Credits Can I take at the College? The State of Washington allots a set amount of $ for every student to attend classes in the Public School and/or RS College ProgramLC Credits per SemesterRS Credits per Quarter.5 (1 class) 15 (3 x 5.0*)1.0 (2 classes) 121.5 (3 classes) 9/102.0 (4 classes) 62.5 (5 classes) 3*Most Running Start college courses that fulfill core highschool requirements = 5.0 credits.
10 RS Student Responsibilities Schedule an appointment to meet quarterly with HS Counselor to complete Enrollment Verification formMeet quarterly with College RS Advisor to plan and select classesREGISTER for & PASS the required college equivalent classesTake & Pass all required State Tests at LCComplete High School & Beyond PlanJunior/Senior Calendar, meet deadlines, Test Dates – PSAT/SAT/ACT, college applications, scholarships, etc. (
11 High School Counselor Responsibility Assist with completing quarterly Enrollment Verification FormsAssist with Course Equivalency GuideProvide student’s current Graduation Progress informationDiscuss high school graduation requirements & provide post high school opportunity guidance (T24!)
12 Application ProcessComplete the appropriate RS college application – SCC/SFCC and/or EWURequest H.S. Transcript from Mrs. Oranen in Student Office. (allow 24 hrs.)Send the following in a stamped, addressed envelope to the college:Your TranscriptPaper Application - if not submitted onlineAppropriate Application Fee (Check or Money Order, Credit card for online)NEXT - The COLLEGE will send you a letter outlining the required steps to takeYOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLETING ALL REQUIRED STEPS ON TIME!
13 EWU / SFCC / SCC RS Info Night Meetings Eastern Washington UniversityWednesday, March 11th – 6:30 p.m. - Cheney Campus, Patterson Hall, Rm 126 – Free Parking after 5:00.Spokane Community CollegeThursday, March 12th – 7:00 p.m. - In the Lair – Building 6Spokane Falls Community CollegeThursday, March 26th – In the Music Auditorium - Bldg. 15
14 For more Info: College RS Websites EWU –SCC –SFCC –Links to Above also located on – LCTigers.com (College & Career tab)