Running Start Updates . School Counselor Summer Institute June 26-27, 2013. Agenda. RS Enrollment Profile & Trends Current Policies & Forms Review Clarification: Home-based Instruction Addressing Disproportionality Resources Questions & Answers. RS Enrollment Profile & Trends.
School Counselor Summer Institute
June 26-27, 2013
Reporting Home-Based and Private School Students in CEDARS
2012-13 Running Start Updates on 1.2 FTE Limitation
Full-Time Enrollment (FTE) Limitation
SBCTC: Resolution 11-6-35
Authorizes a one-credit tuition waiver for Running Start students taking exactly 0.6 FTE at the high school and 10 credits at the college
SBCTC: Resolution 11-09-51
Approved a Running Start tuition waiver for low income students that exceed a combined high school and college enrollment of 1.2 FTE
Requires colleges to waive mandatory college and/or student voted fees for eligible low-income Running Start students.
a school district’s grade placement policies.
For students seeking admission to Running Start, it is the responsibility of the common school district to establish grade placement criteria. Some schools consider age appropriateness; others review credits and prior learning. In other cases, a standardized achievement test may be used in the absence of adequate documentation of a student’s home-based education.
Any district criteria used to establish grade placement must be applied uniformly to students, regardless of intent to enroll in Running Start or of intent to graduate from the high school.
This is a local decision. Parents may appeal only if the district has a policy/procedure for such appeal. See WAC 392-169-020(3).
No. Junior year eligibility would be complete. However, the student would be eligible for the three quarters of 12th grade and may be eligible for the second-year senior year. WAC 392-169-055(4) Running Start eligibility is not based on six quarters. It is based on two academic years for junior and senior standing only.
Yes. All earned credit must be recorded on an official school transcript.
The school district.
The decision should be based upon a determination of specific, remaining graduation requirements for the student to earn a diploma through the district establishing eligibility.
Special thanks to Rep. Tina Orwalls’ interns, Sophia Sidhu, and Mijae Jung for their research and advocacy for those who have not been served equitably by our efforts to date.
Running Start students are less ethnically diverse than community and technical college students in general.
According to Counselors, Running Start Coordinators, and School Administrators… (Responses from 71 school admins)
According to students… (Responses from 45 students)
“Teachers/counselors make it seem like it’s only for smart kids.” - Student
What can School Administrators, School Counselors, teachers, and Policymakers do to reduce barriers faced by low-income students/students of color?
According to Counselors, Running Start Coordinators, and School Administrators…
“Advertise and explain that it is free.”- student