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Running Start

If you're an academically motivated high school junior or senior, you may be able to take college courses for free, earning credit for both high school and college!

Would you like more information about the Running Start program? Skagit Valley College has scheduled a series of presentations about the Running Start program at several county locations.  Presentations are scheduled to take place at the following locations:

  • Sedro-Woolley High School:  March 6, 6:00 pm
  • Concrete High School:  March 18, 5:00 pm
  • Arlington High School:  March 27, 6:30 pm
  • Mount Vernon High School:  April 14, 7:00 pm
  • Burlington-Edison High School:  April 16, 9:15 am (for PAWS students)
  • Coupeville High School: April 16, 8:00 am
  • SVC Mount Vernon Campus:  April 17, 6:00 pm in Angst Hall 125
  • Anacortes High School:  April 22, 7:00 pm


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on your College Education

Running Start is a collaborative, state supported program offered by SVC and area public high schools. The program allows qualified juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses for high school and college credit.

As a Running Start student, the classes you take help meet your high school graduation requirements and can count toward your college or university degree! You can get a head start on your college education, decrease the amount of time you spend in school, make a smoother transition to college and reduce educational costs for yourself and your family.

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Contact one of our Running Start counselors on the campus or center of your choice.

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