Running Start Dual Credit Program

Running Start Dual Credit Program

Gain experience with college level coursework

Save money - tuition cost is only $150

Transfer credits to many colleges and universities

The Running Start program allows high school students to take Community College System of NH (CCSNH) courses for high school AND college credit while still in high school.

Courses offered through the Running Start program are college courses taught at the high school by CCSNH college credentialed high school faculty as part of the daily class schedule

For general information on the Running Start program, please contact: Beth Doiron: or (603) 230-3530.

New England Board of Higher Education - Excellence Award Winner


"My daughter just transferred her credits this semester.
She was thrilled. I love this program!
Having college coursework
on her resume when
applying to college
was very helpful.
I will be sure my son,
now a sophomore,
- Parent of
a former RS student
Portsmouth High School

"I was able to transfer all my credits to the University of Rhode Island. I’m thankful for the opportunity to save so much money and get a head start on my college education.
Because of the extra credits
I earned through
Running Start, I will
finish all my gen eds
in my first semester
of college."
– Former RS student
Profile High School