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High School Programs


Career Education Options (CEO)

We work in cooperation with area high schools to serve students 16-21 seeking to complete their high school diploma.  Students not currently in school, behind in credits, or not thriving in traditional high school qualify for CEO. Students take high school courses in a self-paced, lab environment with a few direct instruction classes mixed in. We offer textbook-based, pencil and paper courses as well as online options. Instructors are available to help you every step of the way. The hours are flexible, so you can create a schedule that works for you. If you're eligible, you can also start working on a certificate or degree using the same college classes you're taking for your high school diploma. Tuition, books, tutoring, and individual career guidance are provided at no cost. See below for contact and other important information.

Phone number: (360) 442-2691
Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/ceo
Located in International Center (INC)

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

You may have already earned college credit by completing Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses at your high school. Career and Technical Education credits provide a seamless pathway between articulated high school CTE classes and LCC professional/technical programs. See below for contact and other important information.

Phone number: (360) 442-2610
Webpage:  lowercolumbia.edu/cte
Located in Admissions Center (ADC)

College in the High School (CHS)

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. The courses are taught by high school teachers who work closely with LCC faculty partners to ensure the course is equivalent to a similar course taught on campus.

Phone number: (360) 442-2372
Webpage:  lowercolumbia.edu/chs
Located in Admissions Center (ADC)

General Education Development (GED)

Lower Columbia College is an official GED testing center. Adults who did not finish high school may earn high school credentials by taking this series of four tests. Practice and instruction is available to help you prepare for the GED test through Transitional Studies. See below for contact and other important information.

Phone number: (360) 442-2360
Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/ged
Located in Main Building (MAN)

High School+

Students who want to finish, or earn, a Washington State High School Diploma and prepare for college or career conveniently and affordably, enroll in the High School+ program.

Tailored for adults with busy schedules, High School+ credit bearing classes are available morning, afternoon, and evening.

Different than traditional high school completion programs, High School+:

  • awards credit for prior learning achieved through work, life, and military experience
  • awards credit for previous high school and college transcripts
  • offers a diploma that is more accepted by the military than other equivalency options
  • opens the door to federal financial aid for college
  • helps to develop or refresh the knowledge and skills required for college-level classes
  • helps students prepare for college entrance exams

Students must demonstrate competency in English and math in the context of required subjects including science, history, government, occupational education, health and fine arts. Tuition is just $25 per quarter. Financial assistance is available for those who need it. See below for contact and other important information.

Phone number: (360) 442-2580
Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/transitional/hs-plus
Located in Vocational 159 (VOC 159)

Open Doors

Open Doors is a youth re-engagement system that provides education and services to older youth, ages 16-21, who have dropped out of school or are not expected to graduate from high school by the age of 21. Longview and Kelso School Districts have partnered with LCC to offer the Renaissance program, which makes GED, High School+, and vocational training available to eligible students in need of re-engagement.

Phone number: (360) 442-2580
Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/transitional/open-doors
Located in Vocational 159 (VOC 159)

Running Start

Running Start allows qualifying Washington State high school juniors and seniors to enroll into college level courses and earn college and high school credits at the same time. The program covers tuition costs for those who meet minimum academic requirements. Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch may also receive assistance with fees and books. Visit LCC's Running Start webpages or call the Running Start Office to learn more. See below for contact and other important information.

Phone number: (360) 442-2442
Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/running-start
Located in Student Center, second floor (STC)

 

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