By Janice Phelan, January 20, 2023
The Missouri Innovation Campus building in Lee's Summit hosts the Summit Technology Academy/Missouri Innovatioan Campus (MIC) program, where high school students embark on opportunities to earn a bachelor's degree in less time and with less debt than a traditional education pathway.
Want to learn more about the Summit Technology Academy/Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) program? High school students and their families are invited to attend an informational open house at 6 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit.
A session focusing on the Missouri Innovation Campus program will begin at 6:45 p.m. To learn more about the open house, visit this webpage.
To participate in the nationally recognized program, students must attend one of Summit Technology Academy’s 33 sending high schools. Students begin the program the summer before their junior year, so the open house events are for current high school sophomores.
To qualify for the MIC program, a 10th-grader must be accepted to the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District’s Summit Technology Academy for their junior year, have a 3.0 minimum GPA, 95 percent attendance and test into college English and college algebra either on the ACT or Accuplacer exams.
The recruitment process for the 2023-27 MIC program cohort will conclude at the MIC program Enrollment Night on March 9. At this event, students meeting the program’s requirements are invited to enroll for the program, which begins in June 2023. Through the four-year MIC program students earn a bachelor’s degree just two years after graduating high school while also participating in three-year, year-round, paid internships with one of the program’s business partners. Students completing the MIC program graduate with in-demand career-ready skills – all with little or no college debt.
The 2023-27 cohort will be the 12th since the one-of-a-kind Missouri Innovation Campus program started in 2012 with just one academic program and three MIC business partners. Since then, the program has expanded to include 70 business partners and six programs: Software Development, Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, Design and Drafting, Big Data/Business Analytics and Computer Information Systems.
Students interested in learning how to get started with the application process are encouraged to visit this link.
The Missouri Innovation Campus program is a partnership including the University of Central Missouri, the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, Metropolitan Community College and industry-leading business partners.