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High School Programs

Running Start

Earn college credit from your high school classes

If you're an eligible high school junior or senior, apply for Cascadia’s Running Start Program to earn college credit tuition free while you fulfill Washington State high school graduation requirements. Running Start lets you complete up to 2 years of college while you're still in high school.

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Underage Student Admission

Under exceptional circumstances, Cascadia may admit students 16-17 years of age who are not in the Running Start program.

In your first quarter, you can enroll in only one 5-credit course. After your first quarter, Cascadia will do an evaluation to determine whether you may enroll in additional courses.

 

Cascadia cannot guarantee you the class you request in your application. It may be full, or it may be cancelled.

 

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Tech Prep

Tech Prep lets you earn free college credit for certain professional/technical (vocational) courses you complete in high school.

 

Classes You Can Take

 Cascadia currently offers 12 courses for credit through local high schools. The courses are taught by the high school teachers at your high school. To earn college credit for these classes, you must register for the course through Tech Prep and earn a grade of B or higher. Registration must occur before you complete the course.

 

To find out which Tech Prep classes Cascadia offers at your school, ask your school’s vocational counselor or see the lists of dual-credit courses on the College Credit and Careers Network website.

 

How to Register

To enroll in Tech Prep, see Tech Prep: How to Register.

 

The Tech Prep Program

The Tech Prep program is managed by the College Credit and Careers Network, which coordinates Tech Prep credit for 9 school districts and 4 community colleges in the area.  

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Cascadia in the High School

Cascadia in the High School (CiHS) is a dual enrollment program that allows high school students the opportunity to earn college credits by taking college level classes at your high school.  In order to qualify you must be enrolled in a participating high school and meet specific course requirements and prerequisites.  The classes are taught by a high school instructor who has been approved by the college. 

 

What are the benefits of registering for a CIHS course?

CIHS courses offer students a number of opportunities and benefits. The first of course is the chance to test themselves in a rigorous course of study against college level-outcomes. Additional benefits include:  

  • College credits: The credits earned are transferable to all public community colleges and universities in Washington. Dual enrollment credits are generally well accepted at institutions, however, if you’re planning to attend a private college or university we recommend that you check with their institutional policy about accepting dual-enrollment credit ahead of time. 
  • Savings: The registration fee per class is significantly less than what you would pay in tuition as a university or college student.
  • Convenience: Cascadia in the High School allows you to earn college credit without leaving your high school’s campus.
  • Merit: Cascadia in the High School allows you to earn credit for successful completion of the class rather than relying on a single, high stakes test at the end of the year.

 

What is the registration fee for a CIHS course?

The 2017-18 fee is $195 per 5 credit class. Payment is made online through dualenroll.com via credit card or echeck


Available CIHS courses for 2017-18

(All courses are yearlong except: *Spring Semester only. **Fall and Spring Semester) 

 

Bothell High School

Course Title

Designation

Distribution Area

Instructor(s)

Course Pre-Requisite

Japanese III

JAPN&123

CKR, GS, H

Chikako Misener

Instructor Approval

American Government

POLS&202

SS

Patrick Holmes

Instructor Approval

Intro to Global Studies

GS101

GS, H, SS, SU

Dori Wuepper

Instructor Approval

Intro to Environmental Science

ENVS&101

GS, NS, SU

Todd Fredrickson

Instructor Approval

US History III

HIST&148*

CKR, GS, H, SS

George Bugallo

Instructor Approval

English Composition I

ENGL&101**

Gen. Ed

Joe Baillargeon

ACCUPLACER or Smarter Balanced (SBA) Scores

Intro to Literature

ENGL&111**

H

Deirdre Duffy

 

Inglemoor High School

Course Title

Designation

Distribution Area

Instructor(s)

Course Pre-requisite

Pre-Calculus I

MATH&141

NS, Q

Deanna Perry

Requires ACCUPLACER placement or HS Transcript review*

 

North Creek High School

Course Title

Designation

Distribution Area

Instructor(s)

Course Pre-Requisite

Japanese III

JAPN&123

CKR, GS, H

Emiko Kamitsuna

Instructor Approval

Japanese IV

JAPN&221

CKR, GS, H

Emiko Kamitsuna

Instructor Approval

Spanish III

SPAN&123

CKR, GS, H

Zoe Parkman &
Hannah Bellinger

Instructor Approval

Spanish IV

SPAN&221

CKR, GS, H

Carlos Lazo

Instructor Approval

Spanish V

SPAN&222

CKR, GS, H

Carlos Lazo

Instructor Approval

 

Woodinville High School

Course Title

Designation

Distribution Area

Instructor(s)

Course Pre-Requisite

Intro to Global Studies

GS101

GS, H, SS, SU

Dawn Netzel

Instructor Approval

Calculus I

MATH&151

NS, Q

Ernie Merritt & Michelle Gruber

ACCUPLACER Placement Exam or HS Transcript Review

Calculus II

MATH&152

NS, Q

Scot Millhollen

ACCUPLACER Placement Exam or HS Transcript Review

 

Issaquah High School

Course Title

Designation

Distribution Area

Instructor(s)

Course Pre-Requisite

Japanese III

JAPN&123

CKR, GS, H

Hiroki Danshita

Instructor Approval

Japanese IV

JAPN&221

CKR, GS, H

Hiroki Danshita

Instructor Approval

Designation Key for Distribution Area Codes

CIHS courses are transfer designated courses that go towards completion of Cascadia’s primary transfer degree – the Associate in Integrated Studies (AIS).
CKR = Cultural Knowledge
GS = Global Studies
H = Humanities
NS = Natural Science
Q = Quantitative Reasoning
SS = Social Science
SU = Sustainability
 

How do I register for a CIHS class?

Registration is coordinated at the beginning of the semester through the course instructor using an online registration system called dualenroll.com.  Once the course ends, the instructor reports a decimal grade to the college for each participating student that is then entered onto the student’s Cascadia transcript.


Registration instructions for 2017-18

 

Registration Dates and Deadlines for 2017-18

Fall Quarter and Year-Long Course Deadlines

Date

Register is available online through DualEnroll.com. See PDF for instructions.

Oct. 2, 2017

Last day to Register

Oct. 13, 2017

Course payment is due

Oct. 27, 2017

Withdraw 100% refund.   A “W” will be posted to the student’s transcript.

Dec. 8, 2017

Withdraw (No refund).   A “W” will be posted to the student’s transcript.

Jan. 29, 2018

 

Spring Quarter

Date

Register is available online through DualEnroll.com. See PDF for instructions.

February 26, 2018

Last day to Register

March 9, 2018

Course payment is due

March 23, 2018

Withdraw 100% refund.   A “W” will be posted to the student’s transcript.

April 13, 2018

Withdraw (No refund).   A “W” will be posted to the student’s transcript.

April 30, 2018


Requests for withdrawal must be made in writing to the college. Only the student can request a withdrawal. Students can send their request to CIHS@cascadia.edu

 

Transcripts

A Cascadia transcript will be generated and available after the course has been completed and grades have been submitted by the instructor.

Click herefor information about requesting your Cascadia transcript.

 

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students taking Cascadia in the High School courses are subject to the same student conduct and policies that on campus students must follow. These policies outline acceptable conduct, academic integrity, honesty and plagiarism. See the student handbook to view the list of policies.

 

Questions

 If you have questions about the Cascadia in the High School program, please send a message to CiHS@cascadia.edu

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