Clark College to host high school information nights

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High school sophomores and juniors can learn how to take the next step in their education by attending one of two Running Start Information Night sessions in January at Clark College.

The identical sessions will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Jan. 18 and Jan. 26 in the Clark College gymnasium in the O’Connell Sports Center, at the southwest corner of Clark College’s main campus,1933 Fort Vancouver Way. Parking will be available in the college’s red lots on the east side of Fort Vancouver Way and in the purple lot on the west side of Fort Vancouver Way. Driving directions and parking maps.

“Although the information night sessions are optional, they provide a great chance to hear current Running Start students describe their experiences in the program, including advantages and disadvantages. We’ll talk about the eligibility criteria, testing procedures, deadlines, and more,” Running Start Associate Director Linda Calvert said in a news release.

In fall 2011, Clark College welcomed 1,764 Running Start students, an increase of almost 100 students from 2010.

Running Start allows eligible juniors and seniors to take classes to earn college credit while they fulfill their high school graduation requirements. Students pay for books, transportation and some fees. Fees are subject to change by the Washington state Legislature. Fee waivers and limited textbook assistance are available for those demonstrating financial need.

The Fall Application and Test Instructions Web link will be activated in mid-January at Running Start.

Individuals who need accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at 992-2314 or 992-2835 (TTY), or email tjacobs@clark.edu two weeks in advance of the events.

For more information on Running Start, visit the Clark College website at Running Start. For information, call 992-2366.