Home-Based Running Start

  • Attend Classes at a Local Community College

    Qualifying home-based students in grades 11-12 who do not wish to seek a Kent School District (KSD) diploma may take classes at a local community college through the Running Start program.

    Students can take classes at any community college in the state of Washington as long as they:

    • Have transportation to the college,
    • Earn the minimum required score on the college’s qualifying test, and
    • Complete the college’s specific orientation process.

    If you are not a Home-Based student and/or wish to seek a Kent School District diploma, please contact your boundary high school for more information.

    New Home-Based Running Start Student

    To qualify as a new running start student, you must:

    • Be at least 16 years old,
    • Be junior or senior standing,
    • Qualify for college placement.

    Online Enrollment Process

    1. Open the New Home-Based Running Start Packet (PDF) in Adobe Acrobat and save it to your device.
    2. Fill in the enrollment packet electronically and save the completed document to your device.
    3. Email your completed enrollment packet and a copy of the proof of qualification from the college you applied to as attachments to enrollment@kent.k12.wa.us.
      • Use the subject line “Running Start Paperwork.”
      • Include the student’s name, grade level, and address in the email.
    4. Allow KSD two business days to email the signed Enrollment Verification Form back to you.
    5. Submit the signed Enrollment Verification Form and additional required paperwork to the college. Please refer to the college for their process. 

    Once enrolled, are required to complete a new Running Start Enrollment Verification Form (PDF) before registering for classes each quarter.

    Returning Home-Based Running Start Student

    To qualify as a returning running start student, you must:

    • Be senior standing,
    • Returning for a second year or Running Start.

    Online Enrollment Process

    1. Open the Returning Home-Based Running Start Packet (PDF) in Adobe Acrobat and save it to your device.
    2. Fill in the enrollment packet electronically and save the completed document to your device.
    3. Email your completed enrollment packet and a copy of the proof of qualification from the college you applied to as attachments to enrollment@kent.k12.wa.us.
      • Use the subject line “Running Start Paperwork.”
      • Include the student’s name, grade level, and address in the email.
    4. Allow KSD two business days to email the signed Enrollment Verification Form back to you.
    5. Submit the signed Enrollment Verification Form and additional required paperwork to the college. Please refer to the college for their process. 

    Once enrolled, are required to complete a new Running Start Enrollment Verification Form (PDF) before registering for classes each quarter.

    Quarterly Enrollment Verification Form Process

    All home-based running start students are required to complete a new Enrollment Verification Form (PDF) before registering for classes each quarter.

    1. Open the Running Start Enrollment Verification Form (PDF) in Adobe Acrobat and save it to your device.
    2. Fill in the form electronically and save the completed document to your device.
    3. Email your completed form as an attachment to enrollment@kent.k12.wa.us.
      • Use the subject line “Running Start Paperwork.”
      • Include the student’s name, grade level, and address in the email.
    4. Allow KSD two business days to email the signed Enrollment Verification Form back to you.
    5. Submit the signed Enrollment Verification Form to the college. Please refer to the college for their process. 
Last Modified on May 14, 2020