MCC in the news: Monarchs Collegiate Academy one step closer to reality

A new dual credit program at MCC is almost ready to launch after checking one more approval step off the list, as reported Friday by The Kansas City Star.

The Monarchs Collegiate Academy, to be offered at MCC-Maple Woods in partnership with the North Kansas City School District, will allow district high school students to earn an associate’s degree while still in high school. Last week, NKC School District board members approved a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions, allowing plans for the program to move forward.

The Monarchs Collegiate Academy has been under development for 18 months and is expected to launch next year. MCC-Blue River offers a similar program, the Trailblazer Collegiate Academy, which graduated its first students in May 2012. Both programs are intended to save students time and money in their pursuit of higher education.

To read the Kansas City Star article about the Monarchs Collegiate Academy, click here and scroll to the second half of the article.