Running Start - Home School Student Information

Requirements for Home Schooled Running Start Students

The Office of Superintendent for Public Instruction (OSPI) and the State Board for Community and Technical College (SBCTC) requires that all home-schooled Running Start students complete a Running Start Enrollment Verification Form and have it signed by the student's public high school Running Start representative.

Pierce College District requires that all home-schooled Running Start students complete a Verification for Eligibility form and have it signed by the student's public high school Running Start representative.

Downloadable Files and Forms:

Additional Information:

  • Students need a signature from a representative in their home district.
  • The public high school representative varies from district to district.
  • Although the home-schooled student is not likely to be taking courses at the public high school, it is still necessary for the public school representative to sign off on the verification form. This process will confirm the student is not enrolled in classes at their public high school. Parents and guardians will continue to write recommended classes for the student.

Fort Steilacoom (FS)

Advising: 253-964-6705
Testing: 253-964-6439
runningstart@pierce.ctc.edu

Sarah Hoaglin
Running Start Advisor
253-964-6755 Chat on Cranium Cafe with Sarah Hoaglin

Gina Gann
Program Assistant
253-964-6439 or 253-964-6520

Puyallup (PY)

Advising: 253-840-8431
Testing: 253-840-8343
puyrunningstart@pierce.ctc.edu

Valerie Frey
Running Start Manager
253-864-3210 Chat on Cranium Cafe with Valerie Frey

Jayna Pettersen
Running Start Advisor
(253) 840-8339 Chat on Cranium Cafe with Jayna Pettersen

Adriana Tsapralis
Testing/Running Start Program Assistant
253-840-8341 Chat on Cranium Cafe with Adriana Tsapralis