High School Programs

Earn College Credit While in High School

High School Programs

Earn College Credit While in High School

High School Programs

Earn College Credit While in High School

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High School Programs at Skagit Valley College


Please note that Winter Quarter classes will be completely online due to precautions for COVID-19. High School completion, GED Prep and English Language Acquisition classes will start on January 4, 2021.

There is still time to register for spring quarter Basic Education classes. Please contact our advisors so they can assist you in getting enrolled. The Basic Education for Adults office is continuing to offer services via remote delivery during modified operations. Options for appointments are being offered by phone or online Zoom appointment. To schedule an appointment to get registered, please email [email protected] or call at 360.416.7640. Advisors are monitoring their email regularly and you may continue to email them your questions or phone them directly.

Please see www.skagit.edu/remote for more information and resources, and please regularly monitor your SVC student email account for important updates.

If you are a high school student, and are motivated to accelerate your educational and career opportunities, Skagit Valley College is the place to be. Programs like Running Start, College in the High School and CTE Dual Credit Career Pathways will help you get the credits to be ahead of the game once you graduate! You can also save money by earning high school and college credits at the same time.

Running Start

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

Get a Running Start on Your College Education:

College in the High School

College in the High School (CHS) is a concurrent enrollment program which allows high school students to earn college credit for classes they are already taking at the high school. Qualified sophomores through seniors may register for college credit in select, pre-approved courses offered at their high school, taught by high school teachers who are also considered adjunct faculty at SVC.

Earn college credits without leaving your high school campus:

CTE Dual Credit

CTE Dual credit is geared towards preparing students to go into Technical Fields. Aligned with courses required in the Professional Technical degrees here at SVC, Tech Prep approved courses can give eligible freshmen-seniors a leg up in their pursuit of a technical degree!

Get a leg up in pursuing a technical degree:

High School Completion Program

Skagit Valley College offers the High School Completion Program, a unique opportunity for students to earn both high school and college credits at the same time. Students earn a U.S. high school diploma recognized around the world.

Earn an internationally recognized high school diploma while earning college credits:

Open Doors

The Open Doors program is for 16-21 year old students, who have dropped out of high school or are at risk of dropping out of high school. We offer academic and personal support for students to complete their high school diploma. Students have the opportunity to prepare for their GED® test and/or earn dual credit (high school and college credit). This program is free for students who meet eligibility requirements.

16–21 year old students, who have dropped out or are at risk of dropping out of high school:


Students over the age of 21 can choose from a variety of ways to earn a high school diploma in the Transitional Studies program. Prepare for success on the GED® tests, apply credit earned in high school, use life and work experience for high school credits, and/or take high school equivalent courses to complete your diploma.

Students over the age of 21:

GED® Testing

The GED® is a high school equivalency test consisting of four subjects: Reasoning Through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies. Skagit Valley College is a GED® testing site and provides test preparation courses for those who would benefit from additional study in one or more subject areas. Each GED® test is $30 and there are discounts for retesting. Schedule to take all four subject tests in one day or over several testing days.

Individuals 16 and older who would prefer testing or who need a credential quickly:

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