Innovative Pathways

Prepare For Your Future College and Career Plans

King’s Way High School offers several innovative study opportunities for our students to excel academically while preparing them for their future college and career plans. In the winter of 2023, King’s Way launched Pathways, which outlines multiple ways that students can earn college credits while in high school.

The program also added a couple of ways that a student can earn a KWCS diploma to give students options to fit their unique learning style.

Innovative Pathways
Innovative Pathways

Available Pathways

Running Start Through Clark College

Students have the opportunity to take classes through Clark College during the school year in order to complete their high school curriculum as well as earn college credit. These credits will most likely transfer toward a 4-year degree. If students plan carefully, they have the opportunity to graduate from high school with an Associate of Arts degree. 

  • Clark courses are aligned with high school graduation requirements outlined by the WA State Board of Education.
  • In addition to state requirements, KWHS students take a Bible class for each year they are enrolled at KW. The Bible classes are taken on KW’s campus.
  • Students are triple enrolled at KW, their public high school, and Clark College.
  • There are three terms at Clark during the school year (as opposed to 2 semesters).
  • Classes are 12 weeks long. Students take an average of 2-3 classes each term for a maximum of 45 quarter credits each academic year.
  • 4 on-campus KW courses are required for athletic eligibility as outlined by WIAA requirements.
  • Additional registration and textbook fees through Clark apply for each term

GCU Dual Enrollment Courses

We also partner with Grand Canyon University and their online dual enrollment college courses to extend opportunities to earn college credits in areas like psychology, criminology, and advanced math beyond Calculus AB.

  • All classes are 7 week online courses. Students would not take more than 2 courses at a time and can complete an average of 6 to 7 courses each year.
  • Offering a­ffordable per course fees that vary depending on if a student chooses to work on or off­-campus.
  • Bible courses can be taken online through GCU.
  • Some on campus coursework is required in order to fully meet WA state high school graduation requirements especially in science and social studies
  • Great selection of biblically based general education college courses.
  • 4 on-campus KW courses are required for athletic eligibility as outlined by WIAA requirements.

Concurrent Credit & Advanced Placement On-Campus Courses

We currently offer 29 credits of concurrent credit through Northwest Nazarene University and a total of 12 Pre AP/AP/College Level, and Concurrent Credit courses. These credits transfer to the vast majority of colleges throughout the country; more details will be provided when the time comes to register for classes.

AP & College Level Courses available:

  • We currently offer 5 AP courses:
    • AP Literature, AP Language, AP Calculus , AP World History, AP Environmental Science
    • Students can pay to take the AP exam and/or pay for college credits through NNU
  • We currently offer 3 Pre AP courses:
    • Pre AP English 9, Pre AP English 10, Pre AP World History
  • Additional non-AP college level courses offered:
    • Anatomy & Physiology, US History, American Government/Civics, Pre-Calculus
    • Students can choose to pay for college credits through NNU

    Please scroll down to see other additional pathways!

    Additional Pathways

    Many students need flexibility when it comes to getting their high school education.

    The two options below offer students a chance to earn a King’s Way diploma, participate in our community and extracurricular options, while completing curriculum through other opportunities.

    Liberty Online (LUOA) – The Online Learning Academy

    • Our Online Academy is offered through Liberty University and available for all grades 9th-12th.
    • Students are able to complete their high school graduation requirements in a fully online environment, supported by qualified LUOA teachers, our College & Career Counselor, as well as our KW Innovative Pathways Coordinator.
    • Flexibility to complete work through synchronous and asynchronous courses.
    • Dual enrollment options for an additional fee per course.


    Cascadia Tech

    We are fortunate as a high school to be able to participate in the opportunities that Cascadia Technical Academy offers to students. Space is limited.

     Programs include: Medical & Dental, Automotive & Diesel, Aviation, Business, Construction, Cosmetology, Fashion Design, Culinary Arts, Criminal Justice, Hospitality, Fire Science.

    • Some required graduation credits are fulfilled through the Cascadia Tech program. Other required courses are taken through LUOA classes. Students must take at least 4 LUOA courses to be eligible for athletics according to WIAA requirements.

    There are morning or afternoon sessions at Cascadaia Tech.

    • Cascadia Tech programs are both college & career prepatory.
    • Some programs offer the opportunity for college credits to be earned, as well as licenses/certificates required by the particular industry.
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