Early College/ Running Start

Dual Credit Opportunities

Early College sign-up will begin in October for Spring 2023!

If you're interested, please fill out this google form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScsPvwS1z6QDnKGKH-oGAyv4aZsqruFa-10uxEBn9VhKz_JHQ/viewform

See Mr. Honda's email for more information.

Thinking about taking college classes while in high school? Early College/Running Start allows high school students to take college courses while earning both high school and college credits. In the Fall of 2020, we will be offering all Early College courses online, asynchronously.

There are several different dual credit programs in Hawaii that academically qualified high school students can participate in. The two most common dual credit programs are Early College and Running Start. The comparison chart below outlines some of the big differences between the two programs.

Who is eligible to take classes?

Do I earn dual credit?

Where do I take my class(es)?

Who teaches my class(es)?

Who's in my classroom with me?

Who pays for the class(es)?

What courses are offered?

Early College

Grades 9-12


High School Campus

College Professor

Other Farrington students

High school

High school determines course offerings (check with your high school counselor)

Running Start

Grades 11-12


College Campus

College Professor

Other college students (variety of ages & experiences)

Varies: Student & Scholarships

Listed on the UH Catalog

College classes are offered at FHS campus through a partnership with Honolulu Community College. Students earn both high school credits and college credits through Early College classes. Tuition and fees are covered by Farrington High School, so students do not pay for classes and books at this time. Contact Mr. Honda or Mrs. Kruse for further information/questions.

Early College

Fall 2022 registration is closed. Spring 2023 & Summer 2023 registration will be advertised in September.

Early College Classes

Fall 2022

English 100

Hawaiian Studies 107

Hawaiian Studies 281

History 151

Math 100

Oceanography 102

Speech 151

Sociology 100

Welding 100

Theater 221

Spring 2023 - Tentative