Tag «Early College Academy»

MCC alum becomes Maryville University’s youngest African-American grad

Rapulu Okolo continues to flourish after seizing the opportunity to launch her educational and professional dreams at Metropolitan Community College. She attended MCC’s Early College Academy at MCC-Penn Valley while a high school student at Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts in Kansas City. She graduated in May 2017, earning both her high school …

MCC Early College Academy robot team advances to state finals

Innovation, creativity and a competitive spirit paid off for MCC-Penn Valley’s Early College Academy robot team. The team name is the Algorhythms, and it beat 34 high school teams Feb. 9 at Blue Springs High School in the Western Missouri Conference Championship of FIRST Tech Challenge. The win qualifies the team for the Missouri state …

MCC trustees approve half-price tuition for many high school students

The Metropolitan Community College Board of Trustees has approved an MCC tuition rate for high school students that is 50 percent less than standard tuition, effective the 2018-19 school year. The action came at the trustees’ Jan. 18 meeting. The reduced tuition rate applies to students in school districts that have agreements in place with …

Senior Showcase salutes MCC/KCPS early college grads

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 …

MCC student wins leadership scholarship from KC branch of AAUW

Rapulu Okolo, a Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley student, has won a scholarship from the Kansas City branch of the American Association of University Women. The AAUW National Conference for College Women Student Leaders Scholarship will allow Okolo to attend the May 31-June 3 conference at the University of Maryland at no cost to her. About …