High School Programs


High School Students Earn College Credit in Their High Schools

Curriculum & Faculty | Entrance Requirements | Tuition

North Seattle College’s College in the High School (CHS) program offers an alternative to Running Start in which capable high school students may take college level courses while remaining at their high school. Credits will appear on a North Seattle College transcript as well as on students’ high school transcript.

Curriculum & Faculty

CHS courses are taught by selected high school teachers whose qualifications match those of typical North Seattle faculty. Teachers deliver North Seattle course content as a part of a corresponding high school course. For example, students taking third year Japanese at the high school could take JAPN& 122 at the same time through the CHS program.

 North’s current CHS partners:

 Nathan Hale High School

            Japanese 121, 122 and 123

            Art 101 - Design

 Ingraham High School

            English 226 and 227 (British Literature)

Entrance Requirements

While there are no strict entrance requirements, students should consider their prior grades in the subject area as a guide. Typically a B grade or better is a good predictor of success in CHS courses. Students do not need to take the Compass test as long as they are taking only CHS courses (not Running Start).


Cost for the courses is lower than usual college tuition. The tuition pays for registration, record-keeping and other administrative services as well as program and faculty development. Course materials such as books may be available through the high school.


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