Aerospace Academy


Aerospace Academy

Have you ever wanted to design, maintain, or pilot an airplane or rocket? Are you interested in a deeper understanding of what it takes to work in the Aviation and Aerospace fields? The Aerospace Academy Capstone provides advanced level avionics/aviation/aerospace pathways. This program represents a collaboration between STA, the City of Lee's Summit, the Lee's Summit Economic Development Council, and the Lee's Summit Municipal Airport and includes potential lab opportunities for students at the airport. Students will learn cutting-edge curriculum developed by subject matter experts in aerospace/aviation including acquiring learning targets for the AET certification, career exploration for the seven aerospace workforce pathways, hands-on applied learning experiences at the Lee's Summit airport utilizing industry standard equipment, and a field experience within one or more of the seven aerospace pathways.



  • 2.5 GPA (Unweighted)
  • 90% Attendance
  • Aerospace Engineering (AE) and Digital Electronics (DE) at STA, B- or higher

Recommended Math and Engineering Proficiency:

Average Math and Engineering grade: B- or higher

High School Credits: 1.5 units

LSR7 Weighted Credit: .666

Weighted Credit for Non Lee's Summit Schools: Varies by school

College Dual Credit: UCM ET 1010, ET 1050 (7 hrs credit for eligible students) or WSU ENGR 101

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Aerospace Academy

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MIC Accelerated Early Bachelor Degree Program

Students who take Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) and Digital Electronics (DE) at Summit Technology Academy their junior year AND have a 3.0 unweighted GPA/95% attendance may also choose to participate in a university partnership program called Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC), in which students begin to earn a bachelor's degree while still in high school.   The bachelor's degree is offered through the University of Central Missouri- Lee's Summit.  This program helps to significantly reduce the overall cost of a bachelor's degree. Students will also participate in extensive paid internship opportunities with companies such as Burns & McDonnell, Black & Veatch, Grundfos, and KCPL.  Students who qualify and are interested in this program must mark their interest on their STA Online Application.

Hope Mackenzie
Instructor: Aerospace Academy