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What is Running Start?
Running Start is a statewide program that allows 11th and 12th grade students to take college courses at Washington's 34 community and technical colleges. Students earn both high school and college credits for these courses. Running Start students and their families do not pay tuition, but they do pay mandatory fees, buy their own books, and provide their own transportation. Students receive both high school and college credit for these classes, thus accelerating their progress through the education system.
To participate in Running Start, students must be of eleventh or twelfth grade standing. Candidates for Running Start must successfully complete assessment testing at the college they will be attending.
Students enrolled in Running Start program are required to fill out a permission form which can be downloaded here Sqhs Permission slip
Students must call to schedule an appointment to take the placement test on the college campus.Contact information can be found on the college websites listed below. For additional information contact Mrs. O'Brien, or the running start offices at the colleage. See below for helpful test practice websites!
Running Start & Culminating Project:
Seniors are responsible for contacting the school advisor regarding the Culminating Project. Information and forms can be found on the Bellingham School District Site. For More information Contact Tasha Ericksen at Squalicum
Whatcom Community College
Bellingham Technical College
Free Practice tests and support websites for the ACCUPLACER can be found here, or on the college websites.
Taking the Accuplacer? Here are some tools that might help
THESE TWO WERE THE MOST HELPFUL!
http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=25191 practice tests for math. Can check answers immediately and get explanations
http://www.brookhavencollege.edu/studentsvcs/testingcenter/accuplacer_prep.aspx Practice tests for Sentences Skills, Reading and Math. To begin click on Quiz group
Math.com Work through the Everyday Math, then Pre-Algebra, then Algebra Spend a little time each day, for a few weeks.
Math Magician Use the flashcards for the multiplication. The timed tests are good to use. Also practice the fractions. Many times students and adults get caught up by that and will not do well with the Algebra equations as a result.
This one is fun, you can take a timed test and also one where you compete with other people around the world.For sentence structure check out: Chompchomp.com Click on the different sections and follow steps 1-4 for each.There is also a link to a “visual thesaurus” which is really helpful. The results of your search are in a picture format to look like a diagram of an atom.
The Squalicum Bulletin is posted daily on the SQHS webpage. Srudents are encourage to check this or the DIstrict Calendar for updated infomration on schedule changes and activities!
Your Squalicum Running Start Advisor is: