Hundreds of Lee’s Summit R-7 community members celebrated the grand opening of the district’s new Missouri Innovation Campus on Sept. 5. Thanks to a voter-approved bond issue and a trailblazing partnership involving the R-7 School District and the University of Central Missouri, the school opened during mid-August. Special guest at the event was Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens. The governor also participated in a student roundtable and classroom demonstrations.

The new facility includes the Missouri Innovation Campus program, a nationally recognized program reshaping the way students experience education; Summit Technology Academy (STA), a unique high-school program that prepares students for careers in areas such as engineering, computer science, health care and creative sciences; and UCM-Lee’s Summit, the university’s main off-campus learning facility, offering graduate- and undergraduate-level completion programs to metro-area students. Students enrolled in Summit Technology Academy as well as the Missouri Innovation Campus are from 14 metro-area school districts. To read more about the MIC and the grand opening, visit our webpage.