December 31, 2022

By Janice Phelan
Communications and Marketing University of Central Missouri-Missouri Innovation Campus

Qualifying students and their families are invited to attend one of two upcoming open house events for Summit Technology Academy/Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) program. The informative events are offered at 6 p.m. Jan. 12 and Feb. 2 at the Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit. To learn more about the open house opportunities, visit this webpage.

To participate in the 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 will begin 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 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 nationally recognized partnership including the University of Central Missouri, the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, Metropolitan Community College and industry-leading business partners.

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