Youth High School Completion (16-20)

Youth High School Completion (16-20)

Youth High School Completion is an opportunity for youth and young adults aged 16-20 to complete a Washington State High School Diploma and/or GED with Renton Technical College.

Youth High School Completion students sit alongside adults on our campus, taking high school level classes to earn their diploma or GED. 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 Youth High School Completion working on their diploma are still required to meet their state standards such as the Smarter Balanced assessments and HS Beyond Plan for graduation.

Students in Youth High School Completion working on their GED need to pass four exams:  MATH, LANGUAGE ARTS, SOCIAL STUDIES, and SCIENCE. Students who complete their GED have the option to exit or continue their enrollment until they, also, complete their diploma.

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.

The fee is $25 per quarter (waivers are available).



  1. Bring your high school transcript to Building D-102A: Monday-Thursday,  8 a.m. - 8 p.m. or email to Ali at
    We are not able to evaluate program options without, first, having a transcript.
  2. Come back any Tuesday between 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. to Building D after forwarding your transcript to meet with Ali about our program options.
  3. Start your program!


Ali Cohen in a brown coat and striped red and gray scarf, and a gray beanie hat

Ali Cohen
(425) 243-2366

Are you under 21 and interested in getting your GED? We have GED prep classes on-campus and off-campus.

Looking for something else? Check out our other programs: Learn English | College Preparation