By virtue of their enrollment at Summit Technology Academy, a handful of 2017 high school graduates have already earned their associate’s degrees in addition to their high school diplomas.
The associate’s degrees come from Metropolitan Community College, which is part of the Missouri Innovation Campus at the Summit Technology Academy operated by the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District. Through the Missouri Innovation Campus, students can accelerate the time it takes to graduate from college while participating in paid high-tech internships and dramatically reducing the cost of a four-year degree.
Besides MCC, the other collaborators in the Missouri Innovation Campus are area businesses, the R-7 district and the University of Central Missouri, which offers college courses in Lee’s Summit.
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