Running Start Parents and Guardians

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Thank you for choosing Bellevue College as the school to help your student reach their high school and other academic goals. The more you know and understand about the college experience and the Running Start program, the better you can support your student’s success.

Attend a Running Start Information Session

This first step is important! Attending an information session provides an opportunity to meet our staff and ask questions about the program. We also provide online options with Live Event Streaming.

Use this Button to View our Running Start Information Session Page and Sign-Up Options

Other Resources

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We understand the importance of connecting parents and guardians to the RS program. We believe in creating a strong partnership with you, your student, and the high school.

Signal Vine is the name of our texting service. As a parent or guardian of a RS student you can stay informed of your student’s enrollment times, payment due dates, campus event information, reminders to ask your student to check their BC email for important information, and much more.

We automatically enroll you for this service once your student is accepted to the RS program. You can opt out of participating at the time you receive your first text message.

Please note we do not provide information or respond to questions about specific situations with your student via text. Please contact us directly via email or phone if you wish to discuss concerns or detailed information about your student.

By federal law, once your student begins taking classes at a college, any college, your rights as a parent or guardian to access and get information about how your student is doing in school, transfers to your student. Your student’s age does not matter. This changes how you can address problems and issues about classwork, attendance, and grades.

The two links below provide you with information about how you can get the information you need:

Addressing Concerns about Your Student

Accessing Student Records and Contacting Instructors

You can also view the full college website with information and tips for Parents & Guardians.