By Devin Higgins
MOSES LAKE – More high school students are taking advantage of Big Bend Community College’s Running Start program than ever before.
More than 350 high school students enrolled at Big Bend for both the fall and winter 2014 quarters, which is double the 172 students who enrolled in 2013.
The Running Start program allows high school juniors and seniors to attend community college tuition-free and allows them to earn both high school and college credit simultaneously. In 2014, 41 students earned a high school diploma and an associate’s degree from Big Bend.