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Your College Career


STA provides innovative opportunities for students to prepare for college

1. Advanced college preparation for any college experience

STA provides problem-based and project-based learning to develop critical thinking combined with advanced skill preparation for the most in-demand careers.

2. College credit opportunities that provide key dual and college credits to give students a head start on their college coursework.

Every STA course provides some type of college credit opportunity.  See course web pages or talk to the course instructor for details.

3. Early College Degree Options to reduce college debt and accelerate students path to an exciting career

Missouri Innovation Campus

STA's Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) Program is a national model that provides an opportunity for high school juniors to enroll as a freshman in college and begin a bachelor's degree with an innovative partnership with Metropolitan Community College and University of Central Missouri.

KU Degree in 3

KU Edwards Campus allows you to earn college credits in high school, complete an associate’s degree one year after graduating and finish your bachelor’s degree two years later.

UCM-STA Fast Track Programs

Summit Technology Academy, in partnership with the University of Central Missouri, has designed the UCM - STA Fast Track programs to accelerate high school students into a college program at the University of Central Missouri.

Mizzou Tiger Tracks

Mizzou Engineering Tiger Tracks provides guided pathways to earning college credits while still in high school, which will advance STA students toward ten engineering degrees.