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 high school 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 businesses partners, such as the ones shown in the table below. 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 one of the Summit Technology Academy courses that align with the MIC Program.  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 4 programs.

To view the Four -Year MIC Program Sequence Overview click here

Start here to learn more about the MIC program through the eyes of a MIC student by clicking here

Hear from a few MIC grads by clicking here

To view the MIC Informational Brochure, Click here

To view the MIC Frequently Asked Questions, Click here

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



Frequently Asked Questions:


Program Descriptions:


Contact Info:

Stan Elliott, Director of Mo. Innovation Campus                              Karen Dexter, Innovation Coach                                                                             

660-543-8256                                                                                              660-543-8257

Carol Hull, Internship Coordinator


 Elaine Metcalf, Principal of Summit Technology Academy             Dr. Jeremy Bonnesen, Assistant Principal                                                                  

816-986-3415                                                                                               816-986-3417



In the News

National print publications

A. The Chronicle of Higher Education

a. 7/24 article:

b. Article also distributed by Lumina Foundation’s Daily Lumina News

B. Diverse Issues in Higher Education

a. 7/25 article:

C. San Francisco Chronicle

a. 7/24 article:

II. Local, regional and state print publications

A. Kansas City Business Journal

a. 7/23 article:

b. Article distributed in KCBJ’s Afternoon Briefing email on 7/23 c. Article also distributed by Nancy Bruns, president of Lee’s Summit Chamber

B. Kansas City Star

a. 7/23 article:

b. 7/24 article: c. 7/26 article: d. 7/28 editorial:

C. Lee’s Summit Journal

a. 7/22 article:

b. 7/25 article: c. 7/25 article: d. 7/25 article:

D. Lee’s Summit Tribune

a. 7/23 article:

b. 7/24 article: c. 7/24 article: d. 7/27 article:


MIC Forms:

MISSOURI INNOVATION CAMPUS Eligibility Approval Form March 2015


MIC Interested Students Handout 2015

MISSOURI INNOVATION CAMPUS Student Agreement March 2015