Cassidy Robinson, a Lee’s Summit High School senior, was named the Metropolitan Community College – Longview Campus (MCC – LV) Innovation Track Student of the Year at the MCC – LV Academic Awards Reception on Wednesday, May 3rd.

The Innovation Track is a dual enrollment program that offers students the opportunity to earn up to 30 hours of college credit taken at MCC – LV. Career pathway course offerings include business, criminal justice, education and general education. Cassidy now has a head start in college, since she has completed more than 50 hours of college credit for general education and business.

“Cassidy managed a highly rigorous high school and college schedule throughout the year by taking 27 college credit hours. In addition to academics, she works two jobs, played softball for the LSHS Tigers, and maintains a busy senior life,” said LSR7 Innovation Track Coordinator Erin Barnett, who is located at the MCC – LV campus full-time to provide students the support they need.

Cassidy is one of 47 Innovation Track seniors who will graduate in May. Sixty-five students from all three LSR7 high schools currently participate in the program. For current LSR7 student Rylie Anderson’s two-minute perspective on the Innovation Track program, please click here.

Students can enroll in 3 to 15 college credit hours per semester, allowing them the flexibility to stay at their high school campus part-time or participate in another off-campus program. Innovation Track college credits have several benefits, as they count for both high school and college credit, are easily transferable to all Missouri two- and four-year institutions of higher education, and cost $51.50 per credit hour, half the regular tuition rate of $103 per credit hour.

LSR7 provides free, optional transportation to MCC – LV for all students and free tuition and textbooks for qualifying students.