High School Programs


High School Students Earn College Credit in Their High Schools

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North Seattle College’s College in the High School (CHS) program offers an alternative to Running Start in which capable high school students may take college level courses while remaining at their high school. Credits will appear on a North Seattle College transcript as well as on students’ high school transcript.

Curriculum & Faculty

CHS courses are taught by selected high school teachers whose qualifications match those of typical North Seattle faculty. Teachers deliver North Seattle course content as a part of a corresponding high school course. For example, students taking third year Japanese at the high school could take JAPN& 122 at te same time through the CHS program.

North's Current CHS Partners

Nathan Hale High School

JAPN& 122 (5 credits) Japanese II - Atsuko Yamaguchi, instructor

Continuation of JAPN& 121. Includes development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Introduces the kanji (Chinese character) writing system and up to 30 basic characters. Prereq: JAPN& 121 or permission.

JAPN& 123 (5 credits) Japanese III – Atsuko Yamaguchi, instructor

Continues the development of language skills in all areas. Presents another 60 characters. Prereq: JAPN& 122 or permission.

SPAN& 123 (5 credits) Spanish III – Megan Miller, instructor

Continuation of SPAN& 122.  Prereq: SPAN& 122 or permission.

Ingraham High School

ENGL& 226 (5 credits) British Literature I – Dean Ferguson, instructor

The early Celtic period, the Roman occupation, the Anglo Saxon period, the Norse invasions, the Middle Ages to the English Renaissance before Shakespeare. Emphasizes the historical forces, social shifts and significant cultural clashes that form the context for this literature. Prereq: Eligible for ENGL& 101

 ENGL& 227 (5 credits) British Literature II – Dean Ferguson, instructor

From 1540–1800. Covers Shakespeare and the English Reformation and Renaissance, English global expansion, growing awareness of science and The Age of Reason. Emphasizes the historical forces, social shifts and cultural differences that form the context for this literature. Prereq: Eligible for ENGL& 101.

Entrance Requirements

While there are no strict entrance requirements, students should consider their prior grades in the subject area as a guide. Typically a B grade or better is a good predictor of success in CHS courses. Students do not need to take the Compass test as long as they are taking only CHS courses (not Running Start).


Cost for the courses is lower than usual college tuition. The tuition pays for registration, record-keeping and other administrative services as well as program and faculty development. Course materials such as books may be available through the high school.


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