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MCC offers a variety of Early College Academies for high-achieving, motivated high school students. The academies provide a faster, more affordable path to a certificate or a degree. Each MCC campus offers a unique Early College Academy experience - take a look below.  If you have questions, please visit your MCC campus or call us at 816.604.1000. If you're ready to get started, apply to MCC.


MCC-Blue River

EARLY COLLEGE ACADEMY is a program at MCC-Blue River that allows students to earn an Associate in Arts degree as they earn a high school diploma. Most classes (such as advanced placement and dual credit) are taken at the student's high school, but MCC summer classes, evening classes, or online classes are other options for students to accumulate college credit.

To Apply for the MCC-Blue River Early College Academy, students must:

  • Have a 3.0 GPA
  • Complete an MCC-Blue River Early College Academy application
  • Provide a copy of ACT scores (must have a minimum composite score of 18, but the ACT scores in each subject will determine college placement)
    • If a student has NOT taken the ACT, he/she must take the ACCUPLACER placement test to determine college-level course placement
  • Recommendations from high school faculty, a counselor, or a principal
  • Write an essay (specific details will be provided in the application packet)

All completed application materials must be submitted by February 1st for the upcoming fall semester. A selection committee will review all applications and contact each applicant to inform them of their acceptance or denial.

MCC-Business & Technology

EARLY COLLEGE ACADEMY is a program offered on our MCC's Business & Technology campus. The program attracts high school students pursuing careers in the high-demand technical fields of engineering technology, industrial technology and computer integrated machining and manufacturing.

Students attend classes from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. weekdays on the MCC-Business & Technology campus. Tuition is paid by the student's school district. Students have great opportunities to work toward a certificate or degree, while also being in position for exciting paid internships and bright careers.

MCC-Longview

Missouri Innovation Campus is a partnership with the Lee's Summit R-7 School District, MCC-Longview, and the University of Central Missouri (UCM) in Warrensburg to provide the opportunity for students to earn a four-year degree two years after high school.

Missouri Innovation Campus focuses on the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields. Beginning their junior year, selected students take classes from MCC and UCM in Lee's Summit. The goal is for students to graduate from college with no debt. That's possible thanks to paid internships, grants, shared tuition and low-interest loan programs. 

 

INNOVATION TRACK is also a partnership between Lee's Summit R7, MCC-Longview, and the University of Central Missouri (UCM). The Innovation Track provides a guided pathway for students to complete up to 30 hours of college credit while still in high school. Juniors and seniors have the opportunity to take college-level courses in the following pathways: Business, Criminal Justice, Education, and General Education.

LSR7 students get closer to a higher education degree completion thanks to reduced cost and time to degree attainment. Students are also afforded a seamless transition to becoming a MCC or UCM student upon high school graduation.  Tuition, fees, and textbook assistance is available for those students who qualify. 

MCC-Maple Woods

NORTHLAND CAPS (Center for Advanced Professional Studies) is a program that allows high school students to learn in actual workplaces such as Cerner, North Kansas City and Liberty hospitals, and Bank Liberty. Northland CAPS targets students interested in high demand/high skill careers such as engineering, information management, advanced manufacturing and nursing.

Classes meet 2 ½ hours each weekday for one semester. Dual credit is available; tuition is paid by the student's home school district.

 

EARLY COLLEGE ACADEMY is a program at MCC-Maple Woods that allows students to earn an Associate in Arts degree as they earn a high school diploma. Most classes (such as advanced placement and dual credit) are taken at the student's high school, but MCC summer classes, evening classes, or online classes are other options for students to accumulate college credit.

To Apply for the MCC-Maple Woods Early College Academy, students must:

  • Have a 3.0 GPA
  • Complete an MCC-Maple Woods Early College Academy application
  • Provide a copy of ACT scores (must have a minimum composite score of 18, but the ACT scores in each subject will determine college placement)
    • If a student has NOT taken the ACT, he/she must take the ACCUPLACER placement test to determine college-level course placement
  • Recommendations from high school faculty, a counselor, or a principal
  • Write an essay (specific details will be provided in the application packet)

All completed application materials must be submitted by February 1st for the upcoming fall semester. A selection committee will review all applications and contact each applicant to inform them of their acceptance or denial.

MCC-Penn Valley

EARLY COLLEGE ACADEMY is a program offered on our MCC-Penn Valley campus. It is a partnership with Kansas City Public Schools. The program allows students to spend most of their junior and senior years on the MCC-Penn Valley campus instead of in high school classrooms. Those who successfully complete the Early College Academy also earn an Associate in Arts degree from MCC as they graduate from high school.

Questions? Please visit your MCC campus or call us at 816.604.1000.

Last Modified: 9/16/19