Under 21 Diploma (Open Doors)
Open Doors is an opportunity for youth and young adults aged 16-20 to complete a Washington State High School Diploma with Renton Technical College in partnership with the Renton School District.
Open Doors’ students sit alongside adults in our HS21+ program, taking high school level classes to earn their diploma. Students also have the optional opportunity to take college classes to count for dual-credit similar to Running Start. Students do not pay tuition for the high school or college classes, though some college programs might have fees.
Students in Open Doors are still required to meet their state standards such as the Smarter Balanced assessments and HS Beyond Plan for graduation.
Eligibility: Students must be aged 16-20, behind in credits and not expected to graduate on time. Eligibility will be evaluated in more detail upon meeting.
We have on-campus classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays:
- Morning: 8 - 11:40 a.m.
- Afternoon: 11:40 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- Evening: 6 - 9 p.m.
WHAT DO I DO NOW?
- Attend two Monday meetings in J-312. No appointment necessary. The first will be informational and, if interested, can include registration. The second will be an orientation of your classes and schedule. Choose any Monday:
- 11 a.m. - noon
- 6 - 7 p.m.
- If you are/were not a student in the Renton School District, bring your transcript and photo ID.
- Families and advocates are encouraged to attend, but not required.