Missouri Innovation Campus
(MIC) Program
 

What is the Missouri Innovation Campus?

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.

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

Hear about the MIC program from a recent graduate!

Hear from other MIC students

Learn more about MIC at UCM

View the four year program sequence overview

Learn about all of the MIC Programs

View the MIC Informational Brochure

Read the program descriptions

View the MIC Frequently Asked Questions

Stan Elliott
Director of Mo. Innovation Campus
660-543-8256
Karen Dexter
Innovation Coach
660-543-8257
Carol Hull
Internship Coordinator
816-394-3016
Jeremy Bonnesen, Ed. D.
Director/Principal
816-986-3415
Carrie Hardin, Ed. S.
Assistant Principal
816-986-3417

In the News

National print publications

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Diverse Issues in Higher Education

San Francisco Chronicle

Local, regional and state print publications

Kansas City Business Journal

Kansas City Star

Lee’s Summit Journal

Lee’s Summit Tribune

MIC Eligibility Approval Form

March 2015

Missouri Innovation Campus Process

MIC Interested Students Handout

Missouri Innovation Campus Student Agreement