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Course Requests

2023-24 School Year

Course requests for 2023-24 closed on March 10 at 3:00pm.

MTHS Course Requests

Here you will find a wealth of information about graduation requirements, technical and in-district classes, Running Start and more! Graduation requirements and university entrance vary according to the year of graduation. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with these requirements so that appropriate course selections can be made.

Course Request Information 2023-2024

Course Requests Presentations: 

General Registration Slide Presentation

Entering Course Requests in Skyward Google Slide Presentation 2023-2024

**Remember to add ALTERNATE course requests!**

Course Request Resources


More useful information


The Magnet Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Program at Mountlake Terrace High School is an Edmonds School District program of choice that provides a 4-year study program immersed in STEM studies and learning experiences. 
Students in the STEM program must consult with the STEM program regarding decisions around course selection.  

AP & College in the High School

College in High School (CHS) and Advanced Placement (AP) are dual-credit programs which allow students to earn high school and college credit simultaneously. Both are excellent options for students to complete rigorous coursework in preparation for their post-high school studies. Students enrolled in courses which offer both an Advanced Placement and a College in High School option must choose one of the two options for their course of study. While similar in content, the options differ somewhat from one another as described below. It is important that students choose the option that best fits their particular interests and goals.

College in the High School

College in the High School (CHS) classes are college-level courses which are taught at the high school by high school teachers using college curriculum with oversight from college faculty and staff. Students earn college credit by passing the course and paying reduced tuition for the credits. Grades are recorded on a permanent college transcript. Students remain at their high school while completing college coursework and fulfilling high school graduation requirements at the same time. CHS students are assured of earning college credit as long as they are successful in meeting the course requirements and paying the reduced tuition fee. Additionally, if a CHS course is following an AP curriculum, CHS students can choose to take the AP Exam even though they are not officially enrolled in an AP course. On their high school transcript, CHS students will have their course title and designation as College in High School (CHS). A College in High School class cannot also have an Advanced Placement (AP) designation on the high school transcript or in the course title.

Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement (AP) classes are college-level courses taught at the high school by high school teachers using a nationally recognized curriculum approved by the CollegeBoard. Upon completion of the course, students take a standardized AP Exam. Scores from these exams are considered by colleges for varying degrees of college credit. Students do not pay tuition for college credits but do pay fees (approximately $91/test) for the AP Exams. AP students do not earn college credit by successfully completing the AP course. College credit is determined by the student’s scores on the AP Exam and how individual colleges treat these scores. Each college or university determines the number of credit hours awarded for each AP Exam and which scores qualify for college credit. Some colleges use AP Exam scores for only placement purposes and not college credit. All colleges & universities will have policies related to AP Exams posted on their websites. On their high school transcript, AP students will have their course titled and designated as Advanced Placement (AP). An Advanced Placement course cannot also have a a College in High School (CHS) designation on the high school transcript or in the course title.

Read about how colleges view each option here.


  • For now, register for all six classes at MTHS as if you were taking all your classes at MTHS.  
  • New students to eLearning must complete an online application in the eLearning website.  You will need to notify your counselor which class(es) you're planning to take next year so they can complete an enrollment form for you when it becomes available.  You'll need to attend the online orientation in the fall before you can start the class. 

Running Start

Running Start program is open to all Washington State high school juniors and seniors to take classes in the community college TUITION-FREE. High school students attending a college through the Running Start program earn both high school and college credit at the same time.

Visit our Running Start page here.

Running Start Course Requests for 2023-24
  • If you are new to Running Start, register for all six of your classes at MTHS and once you complete the enrollment process with the college and meet with your counselor, the classes can be dropped.  
  • If you are currently a Running Start student, register ONLY for the classes you wish to take at MTHS.   

Graduation Pathways

Every student in the state of Washington must meet a Graduation Pathway in order to graduate.  Previously this requirement was met by passing the Smarter Balance exam.  However, now there are a number of ways to meet it.  Talk to your counselor about which pathway you want to pursue.

Below are some of the most common ways students meet it while at Mountlake Terrace High School.

Smarter Balance Assessment

Students meeting this graduation pathway need to earn at least the following scores on the high school English Language Arts (ELA) and math Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) of:

  • Score on ELA - 2548
  • Score on math - 2595

CTE Course Sequence

There are a variety of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathways and classes available to you in high school.  CTE Pathways and classes help students prepare for life after high school graduation while exploring careers and developing skills in areas closely connected to their interests.  In addition, recent changes to state graduation requirements provide students the option to meet state Graduation Pathway requirements by completing 2.0 credits within an approved CTE Pathway. 

Read more about CTE Pathways and classes here:  CTE Pathways and Classes

College Admission and AP Exams

Students may use scores on college admissions (ACT, ACT with Writing, SAT, SAT with Essay) and specified Advanced Placement (AP) tests to show they possess the knowledge and skills expected of high school graduates. 

Dual Credit Courses (Running Start)

A student who completes a dual credit course in English language arts and mathematics in which the student can earn college credit may use passage of the class as a graduation pathway.

ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)

For a student who takes the ASVAB while in high school and earns at least the minimum score (31) on the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) portion of the test, the ASVAB may be used to meet the graduation pathway.

Intradistrict CTE

While most CTE Pathways and classes are available at each individual high school, some specialized Intra-District Programs such as Applied Engineering/Manufacturing, Architectural Design/CAD, Automotive Technology, Carpentry, and Healthcare Professions are housed at specific high schools but are made available to all high school students via district provided transportation.  

CTE Intra District Classes
Application for CTE Intra District Classes
To access this form, you must be logged into a Edmonds school District Account.