High School Accelerated Programs


In high school, students have a variety of options for engaging in advanced-level work. These options include Running Start, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and College in the High School. Students do not need to be qualified for Highly Capable services in order to enroll in any of these programs. 

High school counselors work with students to advise them of opportunities for advanced learning. Some of these opportunities, such as Career and Technical Education, may only be offered at specific locations. 

If you are considering taking an IB or AP course, the Washington Student Achievement Council has additional information that may be helpful to you: 

High school students should work with their guidance counselors to develop an academic plan that best fits their needs, preferences, and goals. 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program at Inglemoor High School provides high school students with rigorous instruction with high expectations, while also allowing them to take advantage of the Inglemoor's selection of activities and leadership positions. For more information regarding the IB Program, visit the program's website: IB at Inglemoor

Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement classes prepare high school students for higher education with college-level curriculum and exams in up to 38 different subject areas. AP classes are offered at all four of our high schools. For more information, visit your high school's AP page: 

CollegeBoard has online resources for students interested in AP courses: 

  • What Is AP?
  • AP Courses and Exams (Note: Your high school may not offer all of these courses. Talk to your counselor about the AP courses that are available to you.)


College in the High School

College in the High School is an opportunity for sophomores, juniors, and seniors to take college-level courses on their high school campus. 

Running Start

The Running Start program allows high school juniors and seniors to enroll in courses at a community college. Courses successfully completed during Running Start may count towards your high school diploma and college credit. 

Visit your high school's Running Start page to learn more: