Senior Showcase salutes MCC/KCPS early college grads

Early College Academy graduating seniors from the Class of 2017 (Photos courtesy Kansas City Public Schools)

Congratulations! Forty-six Kansas City Public Schools seniors are about to graduate from both high school and Metropolitan Community College. The Early College Academy students took part in a Senior Showcase on April 25 on the MCC-Penn Valley campus.

The Early College Academy Senior Showcase, held in the Little Theater in MCC-Penn Valley’s Business & Technology building, featured a graduation ceremony with students in caps and gowns. (All photos featured courtesy of KCPS)

Students presented demonstrations they’ve developed from their classes and declared where they will be going to continue their college studies.

Click here to view KCPS’ full photo album.

The Early College Academy is a unique two-year program that allows select KCPS students to simultaneously earn their high school diploma and associate degree. Participants are able to attend MCC-Penn Valley at no charge to themselves. Students spend most of their junior and senior years on the Penn Valley campus.

This year’s graduating ECA class of 46 seniors represents all six KCPS high schools.

Many of the students plan to walk during MCC’s commencement May 17 at Municipal Auditorium.