Alternatives and Other Educational Options
Running Start students must have 11 credits in order to attend Centralia College Classes as part of their high school education. As a junior or senior, you can earn credits toward high school graduation at CHS and an Associate of Arts degree. Counselors can help you with the application process to Running Start.
For the process and FAQ's see the Centralia College web page at: http://www.centralia.edu/academics/runningstart/index.html
Please view this power point for important Running Start information: 2012-13 RStart Information
New Market Vocational Skills Center
NMVSC is an open enrollment program located in Tumwater which offers specialized service for technical education.
Link to New Market's Web page: http://www.newmarketskills.com/
See your CHS counselor for details and application to NMVSC.
If a student is not making progress toward graduating in four years, he/she maybe eligible for an alternative school program. Centralia School District is associated with CAPS (Centralia Alternative Programs and Services). CAPS is an open enrollment program with a self-paced learning environment. It is located in Yardbirds and has regular school business hours. For a quick tour or questions, see your CHS counselor or call Faye Olason, director at CAPS (360)748-2163.
CHS Summer School
Summer school classes are offered at Centralia High School in a five to six week session. Classes offered include math, science, English, PE and history. These classes can be taken by course completion, which means a student can complete only the portion they have not finished during the school year. The number of classes that can be taken during the summer session is limited to two (and sometimes three for the super-motivated student). The classes cost about $110.00 per half credit. Juniors and Seniors MAY qualify for a discounted rate (see your counselor for details). Summer school enrollment is limited to a first come, first serve basis, soregister early. Usually the enrollment forms are available in March of the current school year. See your counselor for information. CHS Summer school is only available to CHS students, and is only credit retrieval.
Extended Learning at BYU (Correspondence classes)
Centralia High School has a working relationship with BYU extended learning tobring you classes either by correspondence or online. The cost is around $135.00per half credit class. Be sure to check with your counselor before you register for a class to see if it fits in your high school & beyond plan. BYU offers a wide range of classes (including U.S. history, English, math, PE and fine art options). You may register online or by phone. The catalogue of classes is also online, and is accessible by clicking the link below and going to high school classes. For more information, FAQs,and specific classes on Extended Learning at BYU (Correspondence classes), visit http://ce.byu.edu/is/site/
Warning: these classes may not count for core classes toward NCAA academic eligibility as of 2010-11, according to NCAA rules.