Trailblazer Collegiate Academy
Basil Lister, Associate Dean of Student Development
Early College Team
The Monarchs Collegiate Academy application deadline is February 2, 2015 for the next fall Academy Class. Sophomore students at the following high schools are eligible to apply:
MCA information sessions for sophomores and their parents and 8th and 9th graders and parents are held in the fall.
We invite you to register for one of our upcoming information sessions.
If you have questions about either the Monarchs Collegiate Academy or the application process, please contact:
State and federal financial aid is not an option for students who are still attending high school. However, families who contribute to a 529 plan may use these funds to pay for tuition and books.
Completing the Monarchs Collegiate Academy allows students to start at the junior level of college. Missouri 4-year public colleges and universities will accept all credits earned with an Associate in Arts degree as meeting the general studies requirements for their institution. Out-of-state and private colleges will evaluate all credits course-by-course to determine transferability. The Academy Advisor will work with the family to help facilitate transfer.
In most cases, no. Students with an IEP may qualify for transportation, which would be arranged through the high school's secondary special education coordinator.
COMPASS is an untimed test that evaluates a student's skills in Math, Reading and Writing.
Students must place in college level courses in order to be considered for MCA. MCC will also accept ACT scores in lieu of COMPASS scores.
An Academy Advisor from MCC-Maple Woods will work with the student, their high school counselor and their parents/guardians to track the progress and completion of the requirements. The MCC Academy Advisor will also provide individual support to the student, troubleshoot problems and help them navigate the college elements of the program.
Students with a GPA below 3.0 will not be eligible for the program. If it is prior to a semester that they are taking a dual credit course(s), they will not be eligible to take those courses and will be ineligible to continue in the program.
There is no penalty for not completing the program. The student keeps any college credit earned.