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Finish High School

You can complete or enhance your high school education at Highline.

With careful planning, you can take college courses that apply toward both your high school graduation requirements and college degree.

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If you are a current high school student who wants to enhance your education, review these programs:

Do you know about our Running Start program?

Earning an associate degree at Highline College will also satisfy your high school educational requirements. You will not need to complete certain exams and classes that are required by the Washington State Board of Education, such as the HSPE exam and U.S. history.

You can choose which associate degree works best for you: Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS) or Associate of Applied Science (AAS).

When you apply to graduate with your associate degree, simply request your high school diploma too. Your diploma will be issued by Highline College. Learn more through Highline’s Running Start program.

As a junior or senior in high school, you can also enroll in college-level classes at Highline. With careful planning, these classes will apply to both your high school graduation requirements and your college degree.

The Running Start program is available fall, winter and spring quarters. You may enroll simultaneously in high school and college classes, or only in college classes. The program saves you money because college tuition is paid for through Running Start. You are only responsible for books and fees.

Learn more through Highline’s Running Start program, including the dates of upcoming Information Nights for high school students and parents.

Do you already know your career path?

If you are in high school and already know what career interests you, then Career Start may be for you. With Career Start, you would graduate from high school at or near the same time that you earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree at Highline. The AAS degree helps prepare you for a career in a professional-technical field. Similar to the Running Start program, the Career Start program lets you spend your junior and senior years of high school at Highline College. Learn more through Highline’s Career Start program.

If you are a high school student and at least 16 years old, you can take classes at Highline College. Many students come to Highline to fulfill high school graduation requirement, satisfy prerequisites for another course, begin a college degree or for personal enrichment. Through this program, you will still be enrolled in your high school, but taking classes at the college. Learn more through Highline’s High School Enhancement program.
If your high school education was interrupted, check out these programs:

Are you 21 years of age or older?

Earning an associate degree at Highline College will also satisfy your high school educational requirements. You will not need to complete certain exams and classes that are required by the Washington State Board of Education, such as the HSPE exam and U.S. history.

You can choose which associate degree works best for you: Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS) or Associate of Applied Science (AAS).

When you apply to graduate with your associate degree, simply request your high school diploma too. Your diploma will be issued by Highline College. Learn more through Highline’s Running Start program.

ELL ExCEL serves both newly arrived immigrant and refugee students aged 16-21 as well as students that are currently enrolled in high school, but are struggling to meet state graduation requirements. We provide scaffolded instruction, academic support, individualized advising, and help students develop the skills necessary for both high school graduation and college success. Qualified students currently or previously qualified for ELL classes and services.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Joseph-Charles or Bopha Mao.

High School 21+ is for students that are over the age of 21 and have made the wonderful decision to come back to High School! We are a competency-based diploma program, meaning you can earn credits from attending our classes or through non-traditional means. This means from portfolio-based learning, testing, or work experience. We look forward to meeting you and to working with you to reach your goal of graduation at Highline College.

For additional questions or to schedule an appointment please contact Program Assistant, Jamie Jolicoeur, at 206-592-4203 or visit the High School 21+ webpage.

If you are 16 years of age or older, you may earn a certificate of educational competence if you pass the General Educational Development (GED) test. The GED program gives you the chance to earn your high school credential outside of school.

You can take the test at Highline College. Learn more through Highline’s ABE/GED program, including the dates of upcoming orientation sessions and test preparation courses. GED test registration and scheduling is handled by Highline’s Placement and Testing Center.

If you are 21 years of age or older and want to finish high school, then come to Highline College. Learn more through Highline’s High School Completion program, including how to apply and eligibility requirements. If you are 16 to 21 years old, explore Highline’s other programs: Associate Degree Earns High School Diploma, Pathway to College or GED.

Pathway to College is our longest standing and most successful high school re-engagement program for 16-21 year olds. Pathway to College supports students through an academically rigorous cohort model and a series of support classes that help students master college going behaviors. Successful students can obtain a number of college credits by working on a high school diploma and an AA degree simultaneously.

For more information, visit the Pathway to College website or contact Jennifer Joseph-Charles or Bopha Mao.

HS Success is a “pre” Pathway program that helps students adjust to the demands of high school completion on the college campus. Students that complete HS Success cohort classes can work on their high school diploma exclusively or transition to Pathway to College so that they can earn both high school and college credits simultaneously.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Joseph-Charles or Bopha Mao.