High School Programs

High School Programs

Enrollment Information: Whether you are looking to complete your high school education, get support transitioning from high school to college, or are a current high school student who wants to take college-level courses, we have a program for you! Please explore the options below and visit the program webpage or call the program phone number for specific enrollment information.

Dual Credit Programs: Get a head start on your college career

South Seattle College offers programs that allow eligible high school students to take courses and earn college credit while still in high school. This can save your family money and give you a strong head start on completing your college education after high school.

Running Start

Running Start is an exciting option that allows qualified high school juniors and seniors to enroll tuition-free in college courses. Credits earned at South Seattle College can satisfy high school graduation requirements and are transferable to most 4-year colleges and universities.

For more information visit our website or call 206.934.5387.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Dual Credit (Formerly Tech Prep)

The CTE Dual Credit Program at Seattle Colleges allows high school students to earn college credit towards a technical career for courses taken at their own high school. You can continue on in your program at South Seattle College once you graduate high school.

For more information visit our website or call 206.934.3802.


High School Completion Programs: Now is your time! 

It’s never too late to finish your high school education and set yourself up for a brighter future in education and career. We offer various high school completion programs at affordable rates to help you move forward.

GED® Prep

South Seattle College offers GED® Prep classes for anyone 16 and older who wants to improve their skills and prepare for the GED® tests. The GED® certificate shows you have an education similar to a high school diploma.

For more information visit our website or call 206.934.5363.

High School 21+

Adults 21 and older who lack a high school diploma now have a new way to get a second chance. It's called High School 21+, and it allows students to earn high school credit by completing coursework in our Basic and Transitional Studies division. Graduates earn an actual diploma rather than a GED or other certificate.

For more information visit our website or call 206.934.5363.

Career Link

Career Link is a high school completion program for students ages 16-21 who no longer attend traditional high school. We offer students the opportunity to work on academic skills, personal development, and make progress towards a high school diploma during their enrollment. Career Link is a partnership between South Seattle College and the Highline School District designed to help students complete a diploma and make the transition to post-secondary education.

For more information visit our website or call 206.934.7946.


College Access Programs: Get support now to get into college

College access programs support high schools students in finishing high school and transitioning to college successfully.

TRIO Talent Search

TRIO Talent Search at South Seattle College is a free, federally-funded program that serves Seattle Public Schools in West Seattle. We help low-income and potential first-generation students successfully graduate from high school and enroll in college.

For more information visit our website or call 206.934.6401.

TRIO Upward Bound

The South Seattle College TRIO Upward Bound Program serves students at the Tyee Educational Complex (Global Connections High School and ACE) and the Evergreen High School, providing low-income and potential first-generation students with the skills and motivation to complete high school, go to college, and graduate from college.

For more information visit our website or call 206.934.6401.