Youth High School Completion (16-21)

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With the permission of resident school district, RTC becomes your public high school with all tuition waived. 

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GED (English y Español)

Considered a HS credential, pass exams in four subject areas: ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies.

Recommended for: students with less than 12 credits. Students can also get their diploma after GED. Passed GED tests count for credit towards diploma.

Para GED y registro en español, envíe un correo electrónico a

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Pass classes that award credit until you reach 24 required credits and other diploma milestones like HS Beyond Plan.

Recommended for: students who can commit to three hours a day for three days a week. Opportunity to move faster than traditional high school.

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College Classes

Can be taken while pursuing diploma or after completing GED.

Stricter schedule and deadlines for assignments. Students need to demonstrate success in high school level classes before they can enroll in college classes.

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College Programs

A series of classes resulting in a college certification and/or associate degree.

The highest credentials offered at RTC. This pathway takes the most time but students who are awarded an associate degree are automatically awarded a HS diploma.

Want to talk to somebody?

You can also reach out to Ali Cohen with the contact info listed on this page.

We have a zoom room available for drop-ins every Tuesday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or you can reach out via call, text or email to make a private appointment.

Please know, we need the information collected from the Interest Form before we can answer specific questions about what a student needs for graduation, available options, timeline, etc.


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Ali Cohen
Associate Dean
Youth High School Completion
(425) 243-2366

Call or text (425) 243-2366

Steps Towards Enrollment

  1. Please fill out this Interest Form.
  2. We will use the information provided to find your previous school records. This helps us determine eligibility, graduation requirements, estimated timeline, etc.
  3. We will contact you based on your preferred contact method indicated in the Interest Form the soonest THURSDAY following your submission.