WVSD partners with Yakima Valley College to offer a Running Start program. This program is administered by Yakima Valley College. Students can attend classes at the high school, while also attending college classes part of the day on the YVC campus. Running Start allows students to meet their high school graduation requirements while earning college credits at a fraction of the cost. In some cases, students graduate with an associates degree in addition to a diploma. Running Start is best suited to self-directed students who can work closely with their high school and YVC counselors to ensure their classes meet requirements and future scholastic goals.