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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Additional Project Lead the Way college credit and scholarship opportunities
Project Lead the Way college credit opportunities through Missouri S&T
AP + PLTW Combined Pathway - Designed for AP Students
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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.