Email of the Day:
I wanted to ask about running start for my homeschooler (currently 10th grade). I have only a general understanding but am not really sure where to start. I was advised that I should go through the high school in our district, but I don’t want to send my daughter to the public HS. Is there a program where homeschoolers can do the running start program without public high schooling?
Thanks again for your time and all you do for us homeschoolers,
Short answer: no.
There is no other way to access Running Start. You have to enroll in the local public high school to access Running Start.
Here is my recommendation for the order:
- Go to the college and take their placement test. (RS only pays for college-level work, so make sure your kidlet is ready for that before bothering with the rest of the paperwork).
- File your Declaration of Intent on the 15th of September (this makes it so your kidlet is still a homeschooler and doesn’t have to attend the high school or seek a diploma).
- Go enroll in the high school “solely for the purposes of accessing Running Start.”
- At the HS, you will get the “Running Start Eligibility Verification Form”
- Take the RSEVF to the college and enroll and register for courses.
Rinse and repeat #4 and #5 for up to 6 consecutive quarters (minus summers) for juniors, or 3 quarters for seniors.