Running Start / Lead the Way is a Concurrent Enrollment Partnership between participating high schools and NHTI, Concord's Community College.
- earn college credit at NHTI while earning credit toward high school graduation;
- take courses during their normal school day;
- register for courses for only $150 tuition, a significant savings;
- take a college course to find out what it is like.
College credit is earned at NHTI, but may be transferred to other institutions. NHTI maintains full accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges' Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Transfer credit is generally accepted among accredited schools, however, the acceptance of transfer credit is at the discretion of the institution being asked to accept it. Students having a specific school or program in mind may wish to contact the school or program about transfer credit prior to registering.
Running Start courses include Psychology, Accounting, Human Biology, Networking, Programming with C++, Physics, Sports Marketing, Introduction to Criminal Justice, and Calculus.
Introductory engineering courses available through Project Lead the Way include Introduction to Engineering Design, Digital Electronics and Principles of Engineering.
New Scholarship Available for Running Start!
New Scholarship Available for STEM Running Start Courses!
Funding is available for students in 11th or 12th grade to take up to 2 STEM courses (science, technology, engineering and math) per year.
Once approved by local school boards, students in designated STEM and STEM related courses can be reimbursed for these Running Start courses after successful completion of the course by obtaining a C or better for a final grade. Reimbursements will occur after final grades are verified.
Contact the Running Start Coordinator for more information.