What is Running Start?  Running Start is a program that allows motivated students to take college courses as part of their high school education starting their junior year of high school.  Most students can attend part-time or full-time and will earn both high school and college credit for all completed courses.  The cost per credit is greatly reduced and fee waivers are available.

Where do I find out more?

Running Start Group Advising Sessions
Dates: May 14th-19th
Location: Zoom Meeting
Description: Students will learn how to select and enroll into their fall term classes. The advisors will share tips and advice for their success in getting started at Clark and they encourage a parent or support person join as well. It is recommended that you attend through a computer/laptop/tablet, instead of a smartphone, so you can have a more interactive hands on experience.
Registration: Students register at the end of the Running Start New Student Orientation.

Check out the Running Start website with information about how to apply for the 2022-23 school year.  You will walk away with knowledge about how to apply, who is eligible, the cost savings, and the pros and cons of Running Start versus other high school college credit programs.

If you are a high school student or parent with questions about getting started at Clark College as a Running Start student, please see your school’s Career Specialist or Counselor with your questions.

This event is not sponsored by Vancouver Public Schools.  Approval to distribute flyers is a community service and does not imply endorsement.

For more information on college enrollment, military opportunities, scholarships, and employment, check out and students should login to Xello. Xello is Vancouver Public Schools’ College & Career Readiness platform and students can login directly through ClassLink.