Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) Program
Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) Program: How to Earn a College Degree in Just Two Years
Crossing the stage and receiving a diploma is an important milestone for a high-school senior. Combine this with an innovative program that accelerates the time it takes to earn a college degree in addition to working in a high-demand internship, and you are left with a well-equipped, highschool graduate. As a result of participating in one of the Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) programs, students will be on track to earn a bachelor’s degree just two years after graduating from high school.
The MIC is a progressive initiative by the University of Central Missouri, Metropolitan Community College, the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, community organizations and business partners. This program is designed to revolutionize the way students learn and work, while bridging the gap between skills and workforce demands. The path for students to be admitted into the MIC program will encompass numerous steps. It starts with applying to Summit Technology Academy. Each step of the student’s plan towards a baccalaureate degree will include academic support and internship support from the staff of MIC. The students’ industry immersion will be structured towards a specific career field that is best matched with each student. MIC students must meet more rigorous standards. The details below will give students a glimpse into each of the six MIC programs.
Interested students must meet the following requirements:
- Meet the minimum requirements for MIC programs – 3.0 unweighted GPA and 95% attendance and appropriate ACT (18 on English, 19 on Reading, as well as 20-22 on Math) OR ACCUPLACER score (must not place in remedial courses)
- Meet the minimum requirements for the appropriate programs at Summit Technology Academy
- Take college classes on M-W-F during senior year and work at internship on T-Th
- Commit to providing own transportation to internship sites