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Renton School District

Dual Credit

A dual credit course is a rigorous course that provides students the potential to earn both high school and college credit.

Benefits include:

  • Free or reduced-cost college credits
  • Rigorous courses in high school ease academic transition to college
  • Students may be able to graduate college sooner
  • College credits may result in higher military pay

Dual credit courses that take place on district high campuses include:

In another dual credit program called Running Start, students attend courses on Community or Technical College campuses.