Earning your high school diploma and attending college is a courageous step towards opening doors for your future. Nearly two thirds of all jobs in Washington State require at least one year of college.

If you are currently in high school or looking to complete high school, we look forward to serving your educational needs. Please contact us for more information, and scroll below for important links to program offerings.

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Learn more about HIgh School Programs. Call us today at (360) 442-2311

Currently Attending High School

Running Start Program

High school juniors and seniors can earn both high school and college credit at the same time through a statewide partnership between local high schools and community colleges.

High School to College Placement

High school students and recent graduates of Washington State high schools planning to attend LCC may be eligible for alternative placement in Math and English classes, resulting in considerable tuition savings.

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

High school students can earn dual high school and college credit in career and technical education courses that will transfer to any Washington State two-year (and some four-year) colleges.


GraduationPlus is a collaboration between Lower Columbia College and local school districts to help more students achieve the dream of going to college and entering rewarding and productive careers.


College in the High School Program

The LCC College in the High School program is a cooperative program between local school districts and LCC. The program allows high school students the opportunity to earn LCC college credit while simultaneously earning high school credit for approved advanced high school courses.

High School Completion Options

Open Doors

Open Doors is a re-engagement program that provides education and services to older youth, ages 16-21, who are significantly credit deficient or are more than one year past their original cohort graduation date.

High School+ (HS+)

Designed for students 18 and over who want to earn a high school diploma and transition into college-level coursework. Students can start at any time during the year.

General Education Development (GED)

Set of tests that when passed certify the test taker has met high school level academic skills. The GED credential is widely recognized by colleges, training programs, and employers as equivalent to a high school diploma.

College and Career Preperation (CCP) and Running Start

CCP General Office

  (360) 442-2580
Fax: (360) 442-2589

 Running Start (General Inquiries)

  (360) 442-2442